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090049 VO Middle and Late Byzantine History (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 15.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 29.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 05.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 12.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 26.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 03.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 10.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 17.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 07.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 14.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Tuesday 21.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In the six centuries between the end of Iconoclasm (843) and the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans (1453), the Byzantine Empire faced serious external challenges from West (Crusaders), the North (Bulgars, Rus, Serbs), and from the East (Seljuqs, Mongols, Ottomans) and underwent internal processes of transformation in its social structure and economic administration. This lecture course will highlight the interconnection of both, while also serving as an introduction to the most important historical sources and the history of their interpretation.
Aims, methods: Exposure to the most relevant written and documentary sources, discussion of pertinent secondary literature, and engagement with the most important scholarly debates.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination (100%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic familiarity with the content of the lecture and students’ on reading.

Examination topics

Content of the lectures and students’ own reading.

Reading list

M. Angold, The Byzantine Empire, 1025-1204. A Political History (London, 1984)
T. E. Gregory, A History of Byzantium (Oxford, 2005, repr. 2010), partially available on google books. Recommended for purchase.
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)
Additional readings will be announced during the semester.

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