Universität Wien FIND

090032 VO History (Byz.) (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 23.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 30.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 06.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 13.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 20.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 27.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 04.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 11.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 08.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 15.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 22.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is devoted to the Eastern Mediterranean from the 11th to the 15th century. It is a critical period marked by the appearance of the Seljuks, the crusades, the political fragmentation of the region, the advance of the Ottomans, and the presence of the Italian merchants at ports and cities of the entire Eastern Mediterranean. The interweaven interaction between Western Europe and Byzantium as well as between Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean prior and after the Pax Mongolica is a testimony of intensified complexity on a political as well as on economic, social and cultural levels. Within the framework of the course, these and further aspects such as the influence of climate and epidemics on the events of these five centuries will be taken into consideration
The reading and discussion of original textual sources (in translation), images and maps will give a vivid picture of the historical events from the appearance of the Seljuks to the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans (1453).

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation in the discussion of textual sources, written exam (in German).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course aims at presenting, in particular, the history of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Crusades to 1453 (Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans). Knowledge about the historical period as well as of ancient Greek and of Latin, are of advantage, but not compelling.

Examination topics

Presentations of the course instructor, reading and analysis of textual sources. Material for the preparation of the respective units will be distributed in advance among the participants via the internet.

Reading list

(a comprehensive bibliography will be available in the Moodle of the course):
CAMPBELL, B. M. S., The Great Transition: Climate, Disease and Society in the Late Medieval World. Cambridge 2016
DAIM F. (ed.), Byzanz: Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliches Handbuch. Stuttgart 2016 (with respective chapters on the topics of the course)
HEYD W., Geschichte des Levantehandels im Mittelalter I–II. Stuttgart 1879 (reprint Hildersheim–Zurich–New York 1984)
JACOBY D., Byzantium, Latin Romania and the Mediterranean (Variorum collected studies series 703). Aldershot 2001.
JACOBY D., Commercial exchange across the Mediterranean: Byzantium, the Crusader Levant, Egypt and Italy (Variorum collected studies series 836). Aldershot 2005
JACOBY D., Société et démographie à Byzance et en Romanie latine (Variorum reprint CS 35). London 1975
JACOBY D., Trade, commodities and shipping in the medieval Mediterranean (Variorum collected studies series 572). Aldershot 1997
LILIE R.- J., Byzanz und die Kreuzzüge. Stuttgart 2004
LAIOU A. (ed.), Urbs capta. The Fourth Crusade and its Consequences (Réalités Byzantines 10). Paris 2005
LOCK P., The Franks in the Aegean, 1204–1500. London and New York 1995.
SCHREINER P., Byzanz 565–1453 (Oldenbourg Grundriss der Geschichte 22). 4th ed., Munich 2011.
SHEPARD J. (ed.), The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire, c. 500–1492. Cambridge 2008.
TSOUGARAKIS N.-LOCK P., A Companion to Latin Greece (Brill's Companions to European History 6). Leiden 2014.

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