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070139 PS BA-Proseminar - Maritime Asia: goods, people, routes (2020W)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Diese Lehrveranstaltung wurde am 1.10.2020 auf digitale Lehre umgestellt.

Tuesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course we will look at the history of the maritime Silk Roads, with a special focus on India-China relations between the 8th and 20th centuries. After an overview of the main historical events and theories, we will look at the main ideas (including religions), goods and people moving between East Asia and the Indian Ocean, and how they build a "connected history" of these two macro-regions.
Students will also be guided through the main secondary and primary sources for the study of these cultures, and the methodological issues related to them.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be guided toward the composition of seminar papers, and will be evaluated on the base of the following assignments throughout the semester:

- regular and active participation in class (5%)
- weekly assignments (40%)
- presentation in class (15%)
- seminar essay (40%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Below 50 points (inclusive of 50) means a failing grade (5)
Students can miss up to two (2) classes. Any further absences will require a doctor's note or might reflect badly on your attendance grade.

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be posted on moodle. Relevant primary and secondary sources

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): ntike, Mittelalter, Neuzeit (5 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Antike, Mittelalter, Neuzeit (5 ECTS)
BED UF Geschichte: Globalgeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
Diplom UF Geschichte: Globalgeschichte, Politikgeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

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