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090060 VO The christianization of the main centres of the Roman empire: a multidisciplinary approach (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 09.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 16.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 23.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 30.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 06.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 13.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 20.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 27.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 11.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 08.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 15.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 22.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will be devoted to the scholarly investigation of the
aspects of Christianization of the main centres of the Late Roman
Empire, both in the East and the West. Geographically, the subject
encompasses the main centers of the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity and the Early Christian/Byzantine period, through the perception of urban space in its physical appearance, as well as its architectural and cultural aspects, with particular attention to the evolution of the concept of Greek polis through Roman urbs onto the Christian city.
Attention will be also paid to the development of religious
architecture (churches, baptisteries, monasteries); to the
transformation of funerary structures (mausolea, private and
collective burial chambers and cemeterial areas, such as the catacombs of Rome); as well as the analysis of the genesis of Christian art and epigraphy.
The course focuses mainly on the following:
• architecture, urban construction and topography, graves/tombs and their accoutrements
• visual arts (mosaic, painting, sculpture)
• literary sources
• inscriptions

Method employed:
Training in comparative observation is supported notably by the
methods used in iconographic studies and by formal analysis of
documents and monuments.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam in the end.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Bibliography will be suggested to students according to treated subjects.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar für: Bilder, frühchristliche Arch.
im BA: PM Bilder, WM früh, APM früh, gr. u. kl. Vertiefung;
im MA: SM A, SM B;
im EC-Vertiefung;

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