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070124 VO Further Historical Approaches - The Christian Near East, 300-1400 (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Hybrid teaching: Lectures will be given in the lecture hall and streamed via u:stream. Students may attend in person subject to capacity and distancing regulations, or may follow the lectures remotely. There will be a facility provided on Moodle for questions to be taken from remote participants.

Wednesday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 28.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 04.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 11.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 18.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 25.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 02.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 13.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 20.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 27.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture series will provide an introductory overview of the history of the Near East from the beginning of its Christian era in the fourth century, to the aftermath of the fall of the Armeno-Frankish kingdom of Cilicia in the fourteenth. Students will be introduced to the 'national' historical narratives of Armenia, Georgia, Syria and Byzantium as well as a transnational perspective of these narratives. The lectures will take a comparative approach, focusing on the interaction between these groups and their neighbours.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be by closed-book written essay examination at the end of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum passing grade for the exam is 51%. Key readings for the lecture topics will be provided each week in the course Moodle; the exam will be based on the content of the lecture and of these key readings.

Examination topics

* The Near East at the turn of the fourth century
* Christianisation and competition in the fifth and sixth centuries
* The seventh century and the rise of Islam
* Communal identities and blurring of boundaries
* Heterodoxy and syncretism on the eastern frontier, 8th and 9th centuries
* Travel and pilgrimage in the Christian East
* The tenth-century resurgence of Christianity
* The impact of the Crusades
* Approaches to Eastern Christian historiography
* Commerce and trade in the Near East
* Eastern invasions and the fragmentation of Anatolia, 11th-13th centuries
* Life as a minority: Christians in the Muslim Near East

Reading list

The reading list will consist of 2-3 articles or chapters each week, to be given in the course Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): PM Aspekte und Räume: Weitere Zugänge (5 ECTS) oder PM Ergänzung Weitere Aspekte, Epochen und Räume (5 ECTS), ZWM Weitere Aspekte, Epochen und Räume 1 oder 2 (5 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): PM Aspekte und Räume: Weitere Zugänge (5 ECTS), ZWM Weitere Aspekte, Epochen und Räume 1 oder 2 (5 ECTS)
EC Geschichte: Weitere Zugänge (5 ECTS)

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