Classes starting soon ! I am sure you all want to get started on some reading, right?! No worries, the Unauthorized Professor has put together a study guide with a few links... About Why study the Middle Ages? Great Books Recommended Reading Online Resources The Ivory Tower For my continuing adventures as a conservative in academia, see MedievalGate . Just wait ‘til my colleagues get a load of this course!
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