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090035 VO History of Culture and Thought in the Ninth Century (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.03. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 14.03. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 21.03. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 11.04. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 18.04. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 25.04. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 02.05. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 09.05. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 16.05. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 23.05. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 30.05. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 06.06. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 13.06. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 20.06. 15:15 - 16:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Wednesday 27.06. 15:15 - 16:45 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 ninth century marks the transition from the 'dark centuries' and Iconoclasm to the Macedonian Renaissance. In this period, new power centres emerge in the northwest of the Mediterranean with the Carolingian Kingdom, and in the east, with the caliphate of Baghdad. The political and social life in Byzantium experiences a gradual upswing, combined with increased cultural activity. This lecture course will present Byzantine cultural activities on multiple levels, along with a critical assessment and contextualisation. Special emphasis will be placed on education and learning, including manuscript production.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination (100%). No additional materials may be consulted during the examination.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic familiarity with the material covered in the course

Examination topics

Course content and recommended readings

Reading list

Warren Treadgold, The Byzantine Revival, 1988. Paul Lemerle, Le premier humanisme byzantin: notes et remarques sur enseignement et culture à Byzance des origines au Xe siècle. Paris, 1971 (Englische Übersetzung: Byzantine humanism: the first phase; notes and remarks on education and culture in Byzantium from its origins to the 10th century. Canberra, 1986). Mark Whittow, The Making of Orthodox Byzantium, 1996. Leslie Brubaker (ed.), Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive? Aldershot, 1998. Additional readings will be announced in the course of the semester.

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