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University of the South - Sewanee



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Advent Semester--2017
Mar 23, 2018
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HIST 111 - Religion and Power in the Pre-Modern West
Two principles central to modern American culture are "separation of church and state" and individual freedom of religious choice. For most of Western history, however, these principles would have been largely incomprehensible. This course examines the close relationship between religion and "the state" in ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and medieval Europe, analyzing the ways in which they reinforced each other as well as instances in which they came into conflict. More broadly, the course examines ways in which religion reinforced or challenged social norms relating to gender, hierarchy, and the identification of "insiders" and marginalized groups.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Examination, Lecture/Seminar, Non-Instructional Section Mgt, Course Offered Independently

Social Sciences Division
History Department

Course Attributes:

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      First-Year Student

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