The German lands between Lubeck and Constance developed a unique culture in the medieval period. They had never been ruled by Rome and they created a powerful and distinct political and religious unit following the collapse of the Roman Empire. This lecture is concentrated on the powerful political and religious creations of the period.

Charlie Steen’s classes place historical events in context with art, architecture, religion, and other cultural aspects of a period. He teaches western civilization at UNM. He is the author of several books, including his recently published A Cultural History of Early Modern Europe. A graduate of UNM, he also holds a PhD in early modern European history from UCLA.