You will need effective communication and analytical skills, oral and written, to complete many of your modules and in a job after you graduate. This module aims to help you develop your skills in researching, interpreting, and analysing both primary and secondary material, and in reporting on your work. It provides you with an opportunity to explore an area of history in more depth, and helps you to develop the depth of understanding you will require to study more specialised areas of history. It will also give you an opportunity to work in a team on a group presentation
This module will explore various aspects of Medieval Paris, including the development of the urban space and its topography, the composition of the population, and artistic and cultural life in the city.
-Aspects of artistic and cultural life (fashion and identity, book production and collecting, music, fine and applied arts)
- Responses to plague, political tension and civil unrest.
R. Berger, ed., In Old Paris: An Anthology of Source Descriptions, 1323-1790 (2008)
M. Bull, (ed.), France in the Central Middle Ages (Oxford, 2002).
S.K. Cohn, Jr (ed.), Popular Protest in Late Medieval Europe: Selected Sources Translated and Annoted (Manchester, 2004), pp. 151-55
D. Crouch, The Birth of Nobility: Constructing Aristocracy in England and France: 900-1300 (Harlow, 2005)
S. Farmer, Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris: Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor (Ithaca, N.Y.: 2002)
B. Geremek, The Margins of Society in Late Medieval Paris (Cambridge, 2008 paperback edition)
G.L. Greco and C. Rose (trans), The Good Wife's Guide (Le Menagier De Paris): A Medieval Household Book (Cornel UP, 2009)
E. Hallam, and J. Everard, Capetian France 987-1328 (Harlow, 2001)
Paris, 1400 : les arts sous Charles VI (Paris, 2004)
J. Joinville, Memoirs (London, 1895)
G. Leff, Paris and Oxford Universities in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries: An Institutional and Intellectual History (New York, 1968)
K.D. Lilley, Urban Life in the Middle Ages, 1000-1450 (Basingtoke, 2002)
A. Luchaire, Social France at the Time of Philip Augustus (New York, 1957)
J. Nohl, The Black Death: A Chronicle of the Plague Compiled from Contemporary Sources (London, 1961)
F. Pleybert, Paris et Charles V. Arts et Architecture (Paris, no date)
S. Roux, Paris in the Middle Ages (Philadelphia, 2009)
R. Rouse and M. Rouse, Manuscripts and their Makers. Commerical Book Producers in Paris, 1200-1500 (2000)
J. Shirley (trans), A Parisian Journal (1405-1449) (Oxford, 1968)
G.Small, Late Medieval France (Basingstoke, 2009)
D. Waley and P. Denley, Later Medieval Europe, 1250-1520. Third Edition (2001)