Master of Arts in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The name of the program has been  changed in February 2017. The old name, MA in Medieval Studies  would continue to apply to those enrolled before fall 2017.

This program grants a degree in advanced medieval studies as a whole. It serves those who come with a developed research agenda and sufficient background knowledge. Students take courses in several fields and write an MA thesis demonstrating their ability to conduct independent research and use primary source(s) competently.

Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs
Kingship and Dynastic Cults in the Latin Middle Ages (Gabor Klaniczay); Art and Liturgy in Western Christianity (Bela Zsolt Szakacs); The “Byzantine Commonwealth“ in the Age of Constantine VII Porphyrogenennetos (Niels Gaul); Demography, Trade and Urbanization in Central Europe (Balazs Nagy); Urban Life in Medieval Central and Eastern Europe (Katalin Szende); Medieval Human-Animal Interactions (Alice Choyke); Medieval Monasticism (Jozsef Laszlovszky); Emperors and Popes (Marianne Saghy); Fontes sapientiae—Science and Education in Southeastern Europe in the High Middle Ages (Daniel Ziemann); The Ottomans and Europeans in the Early Modern Era (Tijana Krstic); Church Politics,Theology, Philosophy and Spirituality in Justinian’s Empire (Istvan Perczel); Codicology (Anna Somfai)

Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs
Applicants for the two-year MA in Historical Studies must have a minimum three years of BA studies and those applying for the one-year MA in Medieval Studies a minimum of four years of study in history, art history, archaeology, philosophy, philology or one of the relevant source languages. In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants are also required to submit a 500-word description of their proposed research topic, specifying the primary sources and related secondary literature. Applicants may also be required to take a source language examination.

Courses

Title Instructor Credit
Academic Field Trip Seminar József Laszlovszky
Béla Zsolt Szakács
2.0
Academic Latin: An Introduction to Research Methodology Dora Ivanisevic
Antoaneta Sabau
0.0
Academic Latin: An Introduction to Research Methodology Radu Mustata 0.0
Academic Writing for Medieval Studies (1YMA) Eszter Timár 2.0
Academic Writing for Medievalists 1YMA Thomas Rooney 2.0
Advanced Source Reading Class in Ottoman Historiography (16th-17th centuries) Gunhan Borekci 2.0
Advanced Source Reading Class in Ottoman Historiography (16th-17th Centuries) Günhan Börekci 2.0
Advanced Text Reading Seminar - Syriac István Perczel 2.0
Advanced Text Reading Seminar - Syriac: The Book of the Holy Hierotheus István Perczel 2.0
Ancient Atomism and its Critics Georgina White 2.0
Angevin Europe and the Late Crusades Marianne Sághy 2.0
Animal Entanglements in the Middle Ages: From Meat to Metaphor Alice Mathea Choyke
Gerhard Jaritz
2.0
Ascension on High: Occult Theories and Practice from Antiquity to the Renaissance Gyorgy E. Szonyi 2.0
ATRS - Greek: Hagiographic and Historiographic Texts from the Sixth-Seventh centuries István Perczel 2.0
ATRS Greek: Byzantine Liturgical Poetry: The Early Hymnographers Floris Bernard 2.0
ATRS Greek: Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, excerpts from the Corpus István Perczel 2.0
ATRS Latin: Life, Love, and Death in Latin Inscriptions Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar 2.0
Beyond Illustration: New Approaches to Research and Teaching with the Digital Humanities Marcell Sebők
Jessie Labov
2.0
Bible for Medievalists György Geréby 2.0
Bible for Medievalists György Geréby 2.0
Byzantine Art in the West Béla Zsolt Szakács 2.0
Byzantine spiritual theories 3. De oratione of Evagrius of Pontus (Advanced Greek reading seminar) György Geréby 2.0
CC + tutorial: Allies of the Devil: Pagans, Heretics, Magicians, Antichrists and Witches Gábor Klaniczay 4.0
CC + Tutorial: Art and Liturgy in the Middle Ages Béla Zsolt Szakács 4.0
CC + tutorial: Early Christianity: from Messianic Sect to State Religion György Geréby
Volker Menze
2.0
CC + tutorial: Great Themes of Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Philosophy György Geréby
István Perczel
4.0
CC + Tutorial: History of Daily Life Gerhard Jaritz 4.0
CC + Tutorial: Late Antiquity: Postmodern Approaches Marianne Sághy 4.0
CC + tutorial: Rethinking the Ottoman Magnificent Centuy (1480s-1590s) Tijana Krstić 4.0
CC + Tutorial: The Bible Reloaded: Latin Hagiographies (4-14th century) Marianne Sághy 4.0
CC + Tutorial: The Formation of Political and Ecclesiastical Theory: From Cicero to Erasmus Daniel Ziemann 4.0
CC + tutorial: The Last Reforms of Medieval Christendom: Observances, Conciliarism, Heresies, Witch-hunts Gábor Klaniczay 4.0
CC + Tutorial: The Ottoman Urban Concept: Spatial Transformation and Population Changes in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Cities in the Ottoman Realm Grigor Boykov 4.0
CC + tutorial: The “Seventeenth-century Crisis” in Comparative Perspective: European and Ottoman Experiences Gunhan Borekci 4.0
Charles IV Luxembourg: the Art or Power or the Power of Art in Late Medieval Europe Zoe Opacic 1.0
Christianity and Islam in Medieval Anatolia Sara Nur Yildiz 1.0
Classical Republicanism in Theory and Practice Gina White 2.0
Core Class + tutorial: Art and Liturgy Béla Zsolt Szakács 4.0
Core Class + Tutorial: Global Comparisons: Russia and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1839 Tijana Krstić
Jan Hennings
4.0
Core Class + Tutorial: History of Material Culture Alice Mathea Choyke
Gerhard Jaritz
4.0
Core Class + tutorial: Mongol Empire in Eurasia and its Impact on Central Europe József Laszlovszky
Balázs Nagy
Stephen Pow (contributor)
4.0
Core Class + tutorial: Saints and Society: Late Antique and Medieval Hagiography Marianne Sághy 4.0
Core Class + tutorial: Sources, Methods and New Perspectives in Ottoman History (15th to 18th centuries) Gunhan Borekci 4.0
Core Class + Tutorial: Texts and Communities in Byzantium Floris Bernard 4.0
Countercultures and the Secret Services in Late Socialist Central Europe Gábor Klaniczay
Balázs Trencsényi
2.0
Crusades - Ideology and Practice (11th-13th Century) Daniel Ziemann
Igor Razum
2.0
Didactic Poetry and Metrical Paraphrases in Byzantium Floris Bernard 1.0
Eastern Christians in the Ottoman Empire, 14th-18th Centuries Tijana Krstić 2.0
Examining the Theatocracy: Drama and Politics in the Ancient World Georgina White 2.0
Faculty Research Seminar Daniel Ziemann 1.0
Faculty Research Seminar Katalin Szende 0.0
Faculty Research Seminar II. Katalin Szende
Balázs Nagy
1.0
Food and Society from the Roman Empire to the Early Middle Ages Robin Nadeau 2.0
Foundations I: Scripture and Authority in Book Religions Carsten L. Wilke 2.0
Friendship in Late Antiquity and in the Middle Ages Marianne Sághy 2.0
From Meat to Metaphor: Human-animal Entanglements in the Middle Ages Alice Mathea Choyke
Gerhard Jaritz
2.0
Global Comparisons: Russia and the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1839. Jan Hennings
Tijana Krstić
4.0
Gospels, Graffiti, Grocery Lists: Writing Culture and its Material Evidence in Antiquity and the Middle Ages Volker Menze 2.0
Greek Reading Seminar István Bodnár 2.0
Hagia Sophia of Constantinople: Sketching a Political and Social History (532-1204) Stephanos Efthymiadis 1.0
Historiography II: Grand Debates in Mediterranean History Tijana Krstić 2.0
Historiography II: Grand Debates on Issues of the History of Central Europe Marianne Sághy 2.0
How to Read Medieval Maps: A neglected source for answers on many different questions (12th to 16th c.) Felicitas Schmieder 2.0
Independent Study (MA) Supervisors 2.0
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Volker Menze
József Laszlovszky
2.0
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Balázs Nagy 2.0
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Balázs Nagy
Katalin Szende
2.0
Introduction to Medieval Philosophy György Geréby 2.0
Introduction to Research Resources for Medievalists Balázs Nagy
József Laszlovszky
2.0
Introduction to Research Resources for Medievalists Balázs Nagy
József Laszlovszky
2.0
Introduction to Research Resources for Medievalists Balázs Nagy
József Laszlovszky
1.0
Introductory Academic Writing Thomas Rooney 2.0
Jewish Cultural Heritage Carsten L. Wilke 2.0
Judaism and Christianity Carsten L. Wilke 2.0
JustData - University Wide Course Miklós Koren
Arieda Muço
Chrys Margaritidis
Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary)
Roberta Sinatra
Karoly Boroczky
2.0
Late Ancient and Medieval Science (5th-15th c.) Anna Somfai 2.0
Late Antique and Medieval Political Theology György Geréby 2.0
Late Antique and Medieval Political Theology György Geréby 2.0
Latin Palaeography, Book hand (4th-15th c.) Anna Somfai 2.0
Latin Palaeography, Book hand (4th-15th c.) Anna Somfai 2.0
Living and dying in/on the Mediterranean: Medicine, healthcare, and mortality from Late Antiquity to the Late medieval period Volker Menze 2.0
Local History, Local Heritage Katalin Szende 2.0
MA Thesis Seminar I Marcell Sebők
Gyorgy E. Szonyi
Zsuzsanna Reed
2.0
MA Thesis Seminar I Zsuzsanna Reed
Marcell Sebők
György Geréby
1.0
MA Thesis Seminar II Marcell Sebők
Zsuzsanna Reed
Gábor Klaniczay
2.0
Medieval Architecture Béla Zsolt Szakács 2.0
Medieval Codicology Anna Somfai 2.0
Medieval Codicology: The Physical and Intellectual Production and Use of Manuscripts (8th-15th c.) Anna Somfai 2.0
Medieval Codicology: The Physical and Intellectual Production and Use of Manuscripts (8th-15th c.) Anna Somfai 2.0
Medieval Codicology: The Physical and Intellectual Production and Use of Manuscripts (8th-15th c.) Anna Somfai 2.0
Medieval Heritage of Budapest József Laszlovszky 1.0
Medieval Latin Literature and Modern Critical Theory: An Introduction Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar 2.0
Medieval Latin Philosophical Text Reading: Cusanus György Geréby 2.0
Medieval Theories of Language and Logic György Geréby 2.0
Memory and Oblivion Daniel Ziemann
Teaching Assistant: Petăr Părvanov
2.0
Migration and Migrants (12th-16th c.) Gerhard Jaritz 2.0
Miracles: From Wonder-workers to Canonized Saints Ildikó Csepregi 2.0
Miracles: From Wonder-workers to Canonized Saints Ildiko Csepregi 2.0
Monastic Cultures: Space, Landscape, Heritage József Laszlovszky 2.0
Neoplatonism and Advaita Vedānta: an Introduction to the Problem István Perczel
Ferenc Ruzsa
2.0
Ottoman Law in Early Modernity and Modernity Christoph Neumann 1.0
Philosophical and Theological Traditions at the Universities of Central Europe (1370–1420) Edit Anna Lukács 1.0
Plague in the Later Middle Ages Otto Gecser 1.0
Projections of Polemic: Muslim-Christian Encounters in the Early Islamic World David Thomas 1.0
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: The History of a Literary Fiction from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century in East and West István Perczel 2.0
Reading Medieval Latin Charters (Palaeography) Katalin Szende 2.0
Reading Medieval Latin Charters (Palaeography) II Katalin Szende 2.0
Reading Medieval Latin Charters (Paleography I) Katalin Szende 2.0
Reading the Sources of Justinian’s Age – Introduction to the Political, Ecclesiastic and Intellectual History of the Sixth Century István Perczel 2.0
RELI 5002 Martyrdom, Terrorism, and the Discourse of Religious Violence (Lecture) Seth Bledsoe 2.0
RELI 5003 Martyrdom, Terrorism, and the Discourse of Religious Violence (Reading Seminar) Seth Bledsoe 2.0
Religious and Political Thought in the Age of Reformation – Source Reading Seminar Matthias Riedl 2.0
Religious and Political Thought in the Reformation (lecture) Matthias Riedl 2.0
Schisms and Divisions in Jewish History Carsten L. Wilke 2.0
Scholastic Philosophy and Theology of Nature György Geréby 2.0
Schoolmasters and Students: Learning and Scholarship in Byzantium Divna Manolova 2.0
Science and Religion - Topical Survey Karl Hall 2.0
Scientific Revolution and the Republic of Letters Marcell Sebők 2.0
Sex, Gender, and their Social Contexts in Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar 2.0
Similar Ideas, Images and Arguments: Ancient Greek and Indian Thought Ferenc Ruzsa
TA: Kata Aklan
2.0
Text Analysis Across Disciplines - Data Collection and Curation Jessie Labov, Center for Media, Data and Society
Tamas Kiss, Department of Medieval Studies
2.0
Texts and Objects. Inscription and Description in Byzantine Literature Floris Bernard 2.0
The Art of Memory in China and the West Curie Virag 2.0
The Bible for Medievalists György Geréby 2.0
The Diffusion of Renaissance Humanism: The Case of Venetian Dalmatia Luka Spoljaric 1.0
The Power of Images: Renaissance and Early Modern Visual Communication Marcell Sebők 2.0
The Power of Ruins. Memory and Monuments. József Laszlovszky 2.0
The Renaissance: Culture, Institutions, Representations Gyorgy E. Szonyi 2.0
Topics in Medieval Philosophy: Logic and Semantic Theory György Geréby 2.0
TS: Ethnogenesis and Nation-Building Balázs Trencsényi
Daniel Ziemann
2.0
TS: Gender History Emese Lafferton
Gerhard Jaritz
2.0
TS: Urban History and Culture Katalin Szende
Anna Mazanik
2.0
Visual Culture - Topical Survey Gyorgy E. Szonyi
Gerhard Jaritz
2.0
Witchcraft and Magic in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe - Theory, Religion, and Practice Gábor Klaniczay 2.0