HIST 074 PZ -Queering the Medievial?

Institution: Pitzer

Description: What was holiness in the pre-modern Mediterranean and Europe? What made someone a saint rather than a heretic or a witch? How did bodies, genders, sexuality, and asexuality shape these roles over time? This course examines changing relationships between sanctity and the body in the Mediterranean and Europe from the waning days of the Roman Empire to 1550 C.E. Through accounts of people either praised as holy or condemned as heretics, we will explore the possibilities of gender roles and gender fluidity, attitudes toward body and love, and the parameters of the medieval third gender.

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

Note(s): RLST Majors: HRT II, CWS

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This course information is from the 2023-2024 Pitzer Catalog. View this catalog.

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