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070083 UE Guided Reading - Medieval History (2019W)

Rome after Rome: The Eternal City in the Middle Ages

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 10.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 17.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 24.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 31.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 07.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 21.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 28.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 05.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 12.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 09.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 16.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 23.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 30.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10

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Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

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.

Reading list

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).

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Mittelalter

Epoche: Mittelalter
Aspekte/Räume: Politikgeschichte, Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

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