This course will be conducted as a lecture course, but students will be given ample opportunity to demonstrate their innovative abilities. For us, Roman Catholic Scandinavia will be approached from the vantage point of the Diocese of Linköping, which encompassed the Swedish land of Östergötland, some of the small land to its south (Småland), the island of Öland, and the island of Gotland. The specific vantage point is the Cathedral Chapter of Linköping, and the specific point in time is the spring of 1398.
Grading Procedures: With the exception of certified medical emergencies, assignments sub-mitted after the published deadlines will be graded one full grade lower than assignments submitted on time. No unnegotiated Incompletes will be given, and no completion of Incompletes will be allowed after September 30, 1996.
Article Review (required but not graded ) - Due April 4
All students are required to submit a typed or wordprocessed, double-spaced, two-page review of an articles in a scholarly journals or in the proceedings of a scholarly conference.
Midquarter Exam (20% of grade) - May 2 (9:45-11:00)
Written Assignment (20% of grade) - Due May 7
All students are to write reports on their home parishes or towns (dealing with occupations, the economy, the landscape, etc.), or on their experiences abroad as university students or pilgrims.
Term Paper (30% of grade ) - Due May 30
All students are required to submit a double-spaced, typed or wordprocessed term paper (undergraduates six to seven pages, graduate students twelve to fifteen pages) on a topic approved by one of the instructors. Papers may be written on any appropriate topic upon which a student at the Cathedral School in Linkšping might conceivably have been in a position to write in the spring of 1398. Term paper topics and preliminary bibliographies are to be submitted for approval by April 16.
Final Examination (30% of grade) - June 5 (1:30-3:30)
Reading Assignments: All students will be required to read a small number of common texts for this course, but the bulk of student readings will selected independently from a rich bibliography. Undergraduates are expected to read approximately 80 and graduate students approximately 120 pages per week. Undergraduates are asked to submit a list of their readings for the course at the time of the final examination, graduate students a journal listing, briefly describing, and commenting on their readings.
Course Expectations: All assignments submitted are to reflect students' individual efforts. Particular attention is drawn to CLA's statement on scholastic dishonesty: Scholastic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to) cheating on assignments or examinations; plagiarizing (misrepresenting as one's own anything done by another individual, whether another student or a published author); submitting the same or substantially similar papers for more than one course without consent of all instructors concerned; depriving another of necessary course materials; or sabotaging another's work.
|3/26||MFM||Scandinavia within the Christian West|
|3/28||JGR||The Geography of the Fourteenth Century|
|4/2||JGR||The Resource Base: Physical Geography of Norden|
|4/4||MFM||Controlling the Resource Base I|
|4/9||MFM||Controlling the Resource Base II|
|4/11||JGR||The Christian World View|
|4/16||JGR||The Nordic World View|
|4/18||JGR||Rural Settlement History|
|4/23||JGR||Agricultural Systems in Norden|
|4/25||MFM||Trade and the Burghers|
|4/30||MFM||Patterns of Trade and the Distribution of Cities|
|5/7||JGR||The Internal Structures of Nordic Towns and Cities|
|5/9||MFM||Maintaining the Social Order: Formal Law in Norden I|
|5/14||MFM||Maintaining the Social Order: Formal Law in Norden II|
|5/16||JGR||Demographic Issues and Trends I|
|5/21||JGR||Demographic Issues and Trends II|
|5/23||JGR||Divine Intervention: Climatic Change and Patterns of Disease|
|5/28||MFM||Political Developments of the Fifteenth Century|
|5/30||MFM||Social and Economic Change in the Fifteenth Century|
|6/5||Final Examination, 1:30-3:30 p.m.|
Historical Abstracts (available in Wilson Library Reference Section and on CD rom)
LUMINA and, through it, Wilson Library's rich Scandinavian collections.
Byron Nordstrom, ed., Dictionary of Scandinavian History (Westport, CT & London: Greenwood Press, 1986).
Phillip Pulsiano, ed., Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia (New York & London: Garland, 1993).
Birgit & Peter Sawyer, Mediaeval Scandinavia: From Conversion to Reformation circa 800-1500 (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993).
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Byock, Jesse. Medieval Iceland (1988) DL352.B96 1988
Gissel, Svend et al. Desertion and Land Colonization in the Nordic Countries ca. 1300-1600 (1981) HD730.D47 1981
Grágás. Laws of Early Iceland (1980) 349.491 G759 Es
Hastrup, Kirsten, Culture and History in Medieval Iceland (1985) DL328.H34 1985
Jon Johannesson. A History of the Old Icelandic Commonwealth ( ) 949.1 J597E
Larson, Laurence, trans. The Earliest Norwegian Laws, Being the Gulathing Law. (1935) 349.481 G95E
Larson, Laurence, trans. The King's Mirror . . . (1917) 839.4K83 JL32
Sawyer, P. H. and Bibbi. Mediaeval Scandinavia: From Conversion to Reforemation, circa 800-1500 DL61.S29 1993
Saxo Grammaticus. The History of the Danes (2 vols.) ( ) 948.9 Sa9hE
Skyum-Nielsen, Niels, ed. Danish Medieval Historey: New Currents (1981) 948.901D228
Snorri Sturluson. Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway ( ) 839.4Sn5 JH71
Västgötalagen. The Law of the Westgoths . . . (1906) 349.485 V156e