Taught by internationally recognised experts in the field, this course draws on London's status as an outstanding centre of crusader research.
You will gain an unparalleled insight into the ideas, events and people (both men and women) of crusading history while engaging with a full array of source materials in this compelling field. The course will also consider the impact of the crusades on the Muslim world, as well as exploring western Europes first contacts with the terrifying Mongols.
This is an ideal MA if you are pursuing an advanced interest in crusading history, whether or not you are planning to take a PhD in the discipline. You will have access to the worlds premier library collections and can participate in the renowned research seminar, The Crusades and the Eastern Mediterranean, at the Institute of Historical Research.
You will study five core course units, one elective unit and complete a dissertation.
Core course units:
* The Crusades: Louis IX of France and the recovery of the Holy Land
* The Mongols: 'A Journey Through the Gates of Hell'
* Research Development Course
* Latin (Beginners or Advanced, as appropriate)
* Core Course: Recording the Crusades
* Dissertation: A piece of original work of 15,000 words
Elective course units:
You will study one of the following elective course units:
* Women, the Crusades and the Frontier Societies of Medieval Christendom, 1100-1300
* Byzantium and the Crusades: From the Origins of the Fourth Crusade to the Fall of Constantinople
On completion of the course graduates will have:
* have gained an advanced understanding of research in Crusader Studies
* know how to find, organise, deploy and assess the primary and secondary sources (both literary and visual) necessary for their research
* be able to apply specific skills relevant to the study of the Crusades (languages, palaeography, archaeology, etc)
* comprehend a wide variety of materials and approaches related to the Crusades
* be able to analyse, assess and formulate arguments related to specific crusading topics
* be able to conduct independent research.
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