Life and Death in Britain 1500-1800

Subject 131-407 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
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Prerequisites: Usually admission to postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in history.
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Dr Dolly MacKinnon
Subject Overview:

The early modern landscape is both a familiar and yet a foreign mental and physical space. What were the earthly, spiritual and supernatural necessities of life and death for the poor and prosperous in early modern Britain and how were these experiences mapped onto the physical and mental rural and urban landscapes? Using a diverse range of social and cultural history approaches and a wide range of primary evidence from the written word, to material cultural and evidence from the landscape, this seminar explores how these mental and physical landscapes are represented and recoverable in surviving sources.

Assessment: A 1500 word essay plan and sources outline 20% (due during the semester) and a 3500 word essay 80% (due at the end of semester).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • show an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in the specialist area;

  • be able to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the discipline;

  • have an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research.

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Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Renaissance and Early Modern Studies)

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