Overview of Norwegian History before 1800 3504

Course Objectives

This purpose of the course is to provide an overview of Norwegian history from pre-historic times until about 1800.

Course Description

The course will focus on:

- The country and people from the Ice Age until the Viking Age

- Unification and Christianisation of Norway

- King and Church in the High Middle Ages

- The Middle Ages’ society

- The Plague and crisis

- Nordic unions and Nordic wars

- Trade and industry and social groups in the early Modern Age

- The power of the state and its subjects

Learning Methods

The course will consist of lectures and possibly some seminars.

Assessment Methods

Students will be required to take a 4-hour in-class examination at the end of the semester. The examination may be an essay question and/or a number of smaller questions.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Birgit Norendal <Birgit.NorendalSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 20/01/2009