Mystics and reformers from Antiquity to the Middle ages
Time: 14:45 - 16:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HEH51
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
The lives of holy men and women from Antiquity to the Middle Ages .
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Among the complex characters discussed are Apollonius of Tyana, Thecla of Iconium, Daniel the Stylite, John Klimakos, Guthlac of Crowland, Mary/Marinos the transvestite nun, Hilda of Whitby, Christina of Markyate, Hildegard of Bingen and Margery Kempe of King’s Lynn.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Identify and discuss key holy men and women from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No. The course is open to all with an interest in history.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Illustrated lecture and discussion.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other courses in European history. Please see the City Lit website.