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090070 VO Economic, Social and Cultural History (Byz.) (2017W)

(13.-15.Jh.)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 03.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 10.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 17.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 31.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 07.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 14.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 21.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 28.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 05.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 12.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 09.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 16.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Tuesday 23.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is devoted to the presence of the so-called Latins, meaning individuals from medieval Western Europe (shaped by Latin language and Catholic faith) in the Eastern Mediterranean from the 13th to the 15th century. This period was characterised by the crusades, the political fragmentation of the region and intensified economic activity at ports and cities, some belonging to the Byzantines, some to the westerners and some to Muslim powers. The defining moment was the conquest of Constantinople by the crusaders in 1204, after which, in addition to the crusader states in the Holy Land, smaller “Latin” states emerged in former Byzantine territories. Within the framework of the course, in particular the political, economic, social, religious and cultural developments and exchanges between Byzantines and Latins after 1204 and up to the Fall of Constantinople (1453) will be discussed.
The reading and discussion of original textual sources (in translation), the images and maps will provide a vivid picture of the role of the Western presence alongside Byzantium and the Islamic powers during this decisive period of transformation between the late medieval and the early modern period in the eastern Mediterranean.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (in German).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course aims at presenting in particular the economic and social history of the Late Middle Ages in the eastern Mediterranean. 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

ARBEL B.- HAMILTON B.-JACOBY D., Latins and Greeks in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204. London 1989.
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.
LOCK P., The Franks in the Aegean, 1204 – 1500. London and New York 1995.
SETTON K., Catalan Domination of Athens, 1311-1388. Cambridge, Mass. 1948 (revised edition: London 1975).
SETTON K., The Papacy and the Levant (1204-1571), 2 Bände. Philadelphia 1976-1978.
TSOUGARAKIS N.-LOCK P., A Companion to Latin Greece (Brill's Companions to European History 6). Leiden 2014.

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