Christian Culture of the Middle Ages

The unit Christian Culture of the Middle Ages is designed to provide students with an appreciation and analysis of many of the key formative aspects of medieval Christian history via an emphasis on the period’s defining material cultures–e.g., illuminated manuscripts, art, and architecture. It is an Elective unit and forms part of a Specialisation in Church History within the postgraduate awards.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Church History

Credit Points



18 credit points including 9 credit points of H units



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. review key developments and themes of medieval culture
  2. analyse and interpret a range of cultural artifacts from the medieval period
  3. make critical use of a range of primary and secondary sources in the development of a historical argument
  4. evaluate the way in which elements other than culture helped fashion the medieval cultural ethos
  5. apply the insights gained from key aspects of medieval culture to the Church’s present experience.
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