History, Art History and Culture
A 12th Century Grand Tour
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The huge social, cultural, intellectual, political and economic changes that swept Europe from around 1101 to 1200 are often labelled the 12th Century Renaissance. However, by most measures, the resulting society hardly represented a 'rebirth' so much as a dynamic new world, which has done as much as any period to create the civilisation we know today. Many of our countries, cities, languages, political and financial systems, religious and educational institutions, behavioural tendencies, art and architecture and general 'identities' have their origin in the massive changes of this time. This course will be structured as a Grand Tour; a journey through France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Germany and England and will focus on the peculiar and distinctive parts of each area in the context of this crucial period.