Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA305 Gender in European Thought
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA306 Australia from the 1850s to 1918
HTA307 Australia from 1918 to 1975
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA308 Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity
HTA309 Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560-1640
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA310 Cold War Europe, 1945-1989
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA311 Europe at War 1914-1945
HTA314 Late Medieval Europe
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA316 The Experience of War. History, Myth and Memory
HTA318 Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective
HTA322 Great Cities of Asia
HTA323 Islam, Law and Women - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
HTA324 Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA325 Issues in History
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA329 Van Diemen's Land 1642-1850
HTA331 Tasmanian History from 1856
HTA334 Europe in the High Middle Ages
HTA335 Faith in Asia:Origin & Change
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA337 Holy Lands, Strange Lands: The Medieval World 1000-c.1300
HTA338 History and Film: Twentieth-Century Perspectives
HTA339 The Rise of Nations: Europe 1830-70
HTA340 Australian History 1788-1990s
HTA342 Colonial USA, 1607-1789
HTA343 USA: The Nation from 1789
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA344 Modern Britain 1832-1990
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA345 Revolutions of the Mind
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA346 The Road to War: Europe 1870-1914
HTA349 Atlantic Worlds, 1450-1807
HTA352 African-American History
HTA353 Race and Politics in Southern African History
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA355 War and Peace in the Pacific
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA356 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA357 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA358 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
HTA371 Australian Environmental History
HTA375 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA390 History and Heritage
HTA399 Special Topic in History
HTC300 The Pursuit of Empire: Philip, Alexander and Rome
HTC301 Roman Republic 133-31 BC
HTC302 Roman Empire: Tiberius to Hadrian
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC303 Roman Imperial Society
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC305 Augustan Culture: Text & Image
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC306 The Later Roman Empire
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC307 Monuments of Rome: Image and Ideology
HTC310 Classical Epic and Novel
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC311 Greek Tragedy
HTC313 Classical Tragedy: Euripides & Beyond
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC321 Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC323 Greek and Roman Mythology
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC327 Conquest and Colonization
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC328 Celluloid Empire: Rome on Film
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC329 Love in the Ancient Novel
HTG316 Advanced Ancient Greek A
HTG318 Advanced Ancient Greek B
HTG320 Advanced Ancient Greek Grammar
HTL301 Special Topic in Latin
HTL317 Advanced Latin A
HTL319 Advanced Latin B

2006 HTA356 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HTA256

Not Offered


The fourth to seventh centuries saw decisive changes in Europe and the Mediterranean lands. In the beginning the Roman Empire was dominant, but by AD 700 the Roman world of Byzantium had to share the stage with both powerful new barbarian kingdoms and the emerging Islamic empire. On the other hand, some fundamental structural elements of everyday life changed very little over the centuries. The unit uses written and archaeological evidence to examine this fascinating coexistence of rapid change and ongoing continuities, with a particular focus on the ways in which barbarian warrior culture, Christianity, and the legacy of Rome all combined to create the origins of the period we now know as "The Middle Ages".

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 3,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (50%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Sem 1; 2x1-hr lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

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

STAFF: Dr E Freeman

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