Universität Wien FIND

090094 SE The space of the believers: Pilgrimage and pilgrim accounts as historical and Topographic source (2018S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine

DO wtl 10.00 - 12.00 Ort: Abguss-Sammlung d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse/Philippovichgasse
1. Termin: 08.03.2018


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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Pilgrimage has its roots in the Constantinian period, it focused in an early stage on the Holy Land, and on sites connected to the life, passion and gesta of Christ. Over time the attraction of the shrines that bore witness to the Apostles and early martyrs gradually lead the phenomenon to embrace all holy sites in the basin of the Mediterranean. Thus the need to reach the venerated sanctuaries lead, since early stage, to the development of apposite itineraries in which the paths taken by pilgrims and the places they visited were included in appositely composed documents and road maps were prepared. The seminar will discuss in detail these accounts considered as important sources on topography, architecture, art, devotion and socio-cultural aspects. It will also discuss how pilgrimage shaped cityscape and how it left an important imprint on material culture.
Students will be required to choose a theme for presentation and must present a written text.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

attendance and active participation 40% - presentation 30% - written work to be submitted at the end 30%

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

R. Barnes, C. Branfoot eds., Pilgrimage: The Sacred Journey, Oxford 2006.

D.J. Birch, Pilgrimage to Rome in the Middle Ages: Continuity and Change, Woodbridge 1998.

P. Brown, The Cult of saints: its Rise and Functions in Latin Christianity, Chicago 1981.
J. Elsner, I. Rutherford,Pilgrimage in Graeco-Roman and Early Christian Antiquity. Seeing the Gods. Oxford 2005.
J.P. Conant, Europe and the African Cult of Saints circa 350-900: an Essay in Mediterranean Comunications, in Speculum 85/1 (2010), pp. 1-4.

J. Wilkinson, Jerusalem Pilgrimage before the Crusaders, Warminster 1977.

J. Wilkinson, Egeria’s travels, London 1971.

G. Vikan, Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, Dumbarton Oaks 1982 (or other editions).

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Anrechenbar für: frühchristliche Arch.
im BA: APM früh, gr. Vertiefung, BM;
im MA: SM A, SM B;

Letzte Änderung: Mi 03.10.2018 09:27