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From Charlemagne to Game of Thrones: The Middle Ages Then and Now

Undergraduate | MAQ-MHIX2007 | 2024

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14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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From Charlemagne to Game of Thrones: The Middle Ages Then and Now

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Identify and define medieval archetypes, such as the Knight, the Lady, and, the Cleric
    2. Locate and explain varying instances of medievalism over time, from the early-modern period to the current day
    3. Develop a critical appreciation of the ideological implications of periodisation, particularly as pertaining to the terms medieval and modern
    4. Engage with and interpret different genres of medievalism, particularly quest narratives, chivalric romance, and, farce. 

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Pre-requisite: 40cp at 1000 level or above OR (10cp in HIST or MHIS or MHIX units)
NCCW (2020 and onwards) MHIS2007 From Charlemagne to Game of Thrones: The Middle Ages Then and Now

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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