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090072 UE Byz. History (2017W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 02.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 09.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 16.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 23.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 30.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 06.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 13.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 20.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 27.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 04.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 11.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 08.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 15.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 22.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock
Monday 29.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Byzantinistik u. Neogräzistik, Postg. 7/1/3 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The various Armenian states of the Middle Ages were among the most important Christian neighbours of the Byzantine Empire; additionally, numerous Armenians played a significant role in the fabric of the Byzantine state. The Armenian historiography, which began in the 5th century AD, is correspondingly rich in information about Byzantium. The example of Byzantine culture also had a strong impact on the literature, art and church of the Armenians. Moreover, other neighbours of both the Armenians and the Byzantines such as Persia, the empires of Islam or the Crusaders moved into the focus of Armenian observers. This rich stock of sources, to be investigated mainly on the basis of western translations, will be surveyed and evaluated in its information on various aspects of Byzantine and Middle Eastern history and cultural history.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presence and participation in the discussion on the basis of preparatory reading (40%), oral presentation (30%), written text of approx. 3,500 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography) (30%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The exercise is intended to provide the participants with the opportunity to learn the critical handling and the independent analysis of Armenian sources. This is also to be reflected in the paper to be written. Historical knowledge as well as knowledge of Ancient Greek or Latin is an advantage, but not compulsory, as is the knowledge of Classical Armenian, since the course it is mainly based on translations (in English, French and German). In particular, the course is of interest for students who are working on a topic of the Byzantine or Middle Eastern Middle Ages (e.g. for a BA/MA-thesis or dissertation), for which Armenian sources could be used.

Examination topics

After a brief introduction, the focus will be on the joint preparation and discussion of selected Armenian sources (in translation). In addition, each participant will give a lecture on a special topic during the semester, which will be discussed in a joint session. At the end of the semester each participant must submit a written paper.

Reading list

(a comprehensive bibliography will be distributed at the beginning of the course):
Chr. M. Bartikian, To Byzantion eis tas Armenikas pegas. Thessalonike 1981 (modern Greek)
A. Bausi (ed.), Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies. Hamburg 2015.
G. Dédéyan (ed.), Histoire du peuple arménien. Toulouse 2007.
N. G. Garsoïan, The Problem of Armenian Integration into the Byzantine Empire, in: H. Ahrweiler – A. E. Laiou (eds.), Studies on the Internal Diaspora of the Byzantine Empire. Washington, D. C. 1998, 53-124.
A. J. Hacikyan et al. (eds.), The Heritage of Armenian Literature, 3 Vols., Wayne State University Press 1999-2005.
R. G. Hovannisian (ed.), The Armenian People from ancient to modern Times, Vol. I., The Dynastic Periods: From Antiquity to the Fourteenth Century. New York 1997.
J. Preiser-Kapeller, Vom Bosporus zum Ararat. Aspekte der Wirkung und Wahrnehmung des Byzantinischen Reiches in Armenien im 4. bis 10. Jh, in: F. Daim – Ch. Gastgeber (eds.), Byzanz als Brücke zwischen West und Ost. Wien 2015, 179-215.
W. Seibt (ed.), Die Christianisierung des Kaukasus. The Christianization of Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Albania). Wien 2002.
R. W. Thomson, A Bibliography of Classical Armenian Literature to 1500 AD. Turnhout 1995.
R. W. Thomson, The Writing of History: The Development of the Armenian and Georgian Traditions, in: Il Caucaso: Cerniera fra Culture dal Mediterraneo alla Persia. Spoleto 1996, 493-520.

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