Women in Ancient and Medieval Europe

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Traditionally, classes and textbooks on Western history have had little to say about the lives of women in Western civilization. This lack of attention was largely due to the fact that women were officially excluded from politics and the military in such formative civilizations as Classical Greece and Rome, as well as being excluded from official positions within the early Christian Church. In fact, when women did draw the attention of historians in the Classical and Medieval eras, it was usually because these women were transgressing accepted norms in these male-dominated, hierarchical societies. In these lectures, we’ll examine the political, social and cultural forces that shaped women’s lives, and we’ll examine the lives of a few of the remarkable women who challenged these forces as political and military leaders, both successfully and unsuccessfully.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

Lizbeth Johnson, Ph.D. 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/6/2017 - 9/27/2017 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Lizbeth Johnson, Ph.D.