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Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA205 Gender in European Thought
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA206 Australia from the 1850s to 1918
HTA207 Australia from 1918 to 1975
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA208 Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity
HTA209 Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560-1640
HTA210 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA211 Europe at War 1914-1945
HTA214 Late Medieval Europe
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA216 The Experience of War: Europe from Napoleon
HTA218 Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA223 Islam, Law and Women - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA224 Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA229 Van Diemen's Land 1642-1850
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA231 Tasmanian History from 1856
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA234 Europe in the High Middle Ages
HTA235 Faith in Asia:Origin & Change
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA237 Holy Lands, Strange Lands: The Medieval World 1000-c.1300
HTA238 History and Film: Twentieth-Century Perspectives
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA240 Australian History 1788-1990s
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA242 Colonial USA, 1607-1789
HTA243 USA: The Nation from 1789
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA244 Modern Britain 1832-1990
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA245 Revolutions of the Mind
HTA247 Modern Russia: Enlightenment to Dictatorship
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA248 Forgotten Lives? Women in Asian History
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA249 Atlantic Worlds, 1450-1807
HTA252 African-American History
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA254 Colonial Societies
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA255 War and Peace in the Pacific
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA256 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA257 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA258 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA259 Europe 1815-1914
HTA260 Researching Family History
HTA263 Convict Archaeology
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA271 Australian Environmental History
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA275 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
(Not Offered 2010)
HTA290 History and Heritage
HTC200 The Pursuit of Empire: Philip II and Alexander the Great
HTC201 Roman Republic 218-31 BC
HTC202 The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and Vice
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC210 War and the Hero: Classical Epic
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC211 Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World
HTC223 Greek and Roman Mythology
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC229 Love in the Ancient Novel
HTC230 Special Topic in Ancient Civilisations
HTC232 The Archaeology of Ancient Pompeii, Rome and Ostia
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC233 Classical Art and Architecture
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC234 Sex, Wine and Athletics in Classical Antiquity
HTC235 Celtic and Roman Britain
(Not Offered 2010)
HTC236 The World of the Classical Greeks
HTG216 Intermediate Ancient Greek A
HTG218 Intermediate Ancient Greek B
HTL217 Intermediate Latin A
HTL219 Intermediate Latin B

2013 HTA257 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HTA357

Not Offered


From the eighth to tenth centuries the world of medieval Europe expanded far beyond the limits of the old Roman Empire. Scandinavia, Ireland, Central Europe, and southern Russia, as well as the traditional early medieval heartland of western Europe, were all brought into close cultural, ideological, and economic contact. The French Carolingians and the Scandinavian Vikings were key players in this process. While the Carolingians employed new administrative means of political consolidation (bureaucrats, Christian and secular lordship, fiefs, vassals), the Vikings were old-style barbarians. The interaction of these two peoples is examined, as part of the unit's focus on the growing unification of the Early Middle Ages. Attention is also paid to modern theories of history (renaissance, colonialism) and their relevance to medieval contexts.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


HTA 257
: Tutorial participation (10%), 500-word exercise (10%), 2,500-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%).
HTA 357: Tutorial participation (10%), 500-word exercise (10%), 3,000-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%).

HTA 257: Unit participation (10%), 500-word exercise (10%), 2,500-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%).
HTA 357: Unit participation (10%), 500-word exercise (10%), 3,000-word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%).

TEACHING PATTERN: int: 2x1-hr lectures weekly, 7 x 1-hr tutorials

ext: instructional package and weekend study schools and web dependent

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Web dependent - L,W,I,N
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - L,W,I,N
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
   Flexible scheduling - L,W,I,N
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% at level 100 History
M.Excl HTA201/301

STAFF: Dr E Freeman

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