HIST 209 - Barbarians: From the Roman Empire
This course will discuss the different groups that modern historians and contemporaries have called `barbarians', from the later Roman Empire through the Middle Ages and to the early modern period. Topics to be considered include definitions of barbarians, the role of barbarians in the fall of the Roman Empire, barbarian identity and the creation of barbarian states, later barbarian groups such as the Vikings and Mongols, and, finally, early modern Europeans as barbarians in China and Japan.
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