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070178 UE Guided Reading Medieval History - Rome after Rome: The Eternal City in the Middle Ages (2022S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 10.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 17.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 24.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 31.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 07.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 28.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 05.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 12.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 19.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 02.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 09.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 23.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 30.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This guided reading approaches the history, religion, and culture of the medieval world from the standpoint of medieval Rome. Rome was once the capital of a Mediterranean empire, one of the largest cities of the ancient world, with around a million inhabitants. What happened to this city after its empire fell? During the Middle Ages, Rome was a city of only tens of thousands. Yet it was home to one of medieval Europe’s most important institutions, the papacy. Its classical and Christian glories endured. It was an important center of political, religious, and economic innovation, and a goal for pilgrims, emperors, and factions. The course emphasizes the teaching of expository and analytical skills used by historians to articulate, defend, and disseminate scholarly findings. There will be short written assignments and presentations which lead up to the final paper.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participation (25%), short papers (30%), first draft and presentation of final paper (15%), rewrite of final paper (30%).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance with active participation, careful reading of primary sources and secondary sources, course assignments, research and composition of final paper.


The final paper is a paper of approximately 8-10 pages on a research topic on a course theme, which engages with primary and secondary sources.


All readings will either be provided by the instructor or on the course website. You may find it helpful to consult Richard Krautheimer, Rome: Profile of a City, 312–1308 (Princeton, 2000) / Richard, Krautheimer, Rom: Schicksal einer Stadt, 312-1308, 3. Auflage (Beck, 2004).

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Vertiefung zu: VO Mittelalter

BA Geschichte (2012): Mittelalter (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Mittelalter (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)

Letzte Änderung: Mo 28.02.2022 14:08