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090027 VO Byzantine History to the End of Iconoclasm (in English) (2011W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Details

max. 70 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 10.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 17.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 24.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 31.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 07.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 14.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 21.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 28.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 05.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 12.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 09.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 16.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 23.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Monday 30.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course deals with the history of the Eastern Mediterranean from ca. 300 to 843 CE. By the end of these five centuries, the Eastern Roman Empire, which was based on classical culture, urban life, and the Roman imperial tradition, was transformed into a rural, medieval society that was permeated by Christianity. We will explore the ways in which the Byzantine Empire was able to rise to the intellectual and social consequences of the adoption of Christianity and the economic, military and cultural challenges posed by the confrontation with the Arabs.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will produce three short assignments (tests, source interpretations) during lecture time. These will be announced at least a week ahead of time.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Exposure to the most relevant written and documentary sources, discussion of the pertinent secondary literature and critical engagment with the most important scholarly debates.

Voraussetzungen: The course will be held in English, although students are welcome to communicate in German.

Reading list

R. J. Lilie, Byzanz. Das zweite Rom (Berlin, 2003)
G. Ostrogorsky, Byzantinische Geschichte (Munich, 1996; first published as Geschichte des Byzantinischen Staates, 1940); English edition: History of the Byzantine State (Oxford, 1980)
M. Whittow, The making of Byzantium, 600-1025 (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1996)
Further relevant readings will be announced in the course of the semester.

Association in the course directory

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