HUMS 644
Improvising Murder in the 12th Century: The Assassinations of Bishop Gaudry of Laon, Count Charles of Flanders, and Archbishop Thomas Becket of Canterbury

Jeff Rider

Texts
Guibert of Nogent, A Monk's Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent
Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders
Packet of photocopies with various articles and excerpts from various other texts.
Course Schedule
January 26 Introduction
February 2 Guibert, Bk. I and Partner
February 9 Guibert, Bks. II and III
February 16 Walter of Therouanne, The Life of  Count Charles
Suger, The Deeds of Louis the Fat, c. 30
Herman of Tournai, The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai, c. 12-36

First Short Paper

February 23 Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, Intro. and c. 1-31
J. Rider, God's Scribe, p. 1-38
March 2 Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, Intro. and c. 32-70
J. Rider, God's Scribe, p. 39-76
March 9 Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, Intro. and c. 71-122
March 30 Becket (photocopies)

Second Short Paper

April 6 Becket (photocopies)
April 13 Becket (photocopies)
April 20 Becket (photocopies)
April 27 Paul Ricoeur, "The Hermeneutical function of distanciation," "Appropriation," "The Narrative Function"
Louis O. Mink, "History and Fiction as Modes of Comprehension"

Third Short Paper or Single Long Paper

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