2023-2024 / HIST0047-1

Institutions of the Middle Ages


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Florence Close

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Institutional History of the West from the 5th to the 13th century.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students will be able to 

  • explain the circumstances and dynamics that created the institutions considered during the course of the course, as well as those that permanently modified them or led to their demise;
  • explain in their own words any statement of an institutional nature made in a medieval document or in the contribution of a modern historian.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Histoire du moyen âge (HIST0040-1). Failing that, a good command of the history of European civilisation.

A glossary of all the concepts assumed to be known is available on eCampus.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture and individual or group critical analysis of historical documents (written, iconographic, cartographic, etc.) that bear witness to the evolution and transformation of the institution examined.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)


Recommended or required readings

The official support for the course is eCampus. The following will be uploaded regularly

  • Slides (Power Point) to support the course content
  • Working documents (submitted in advance of sessions)
  • Suggestions for further reading.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Florence Close, professeur Histoire du Moyen âge Département des Sciences historiques Quai Roosevelt, 1b à B-4000 Liège E-mail : fclose@uliege.be

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