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090091 VO Mobility and Migration in Byzantium: Reality and Representation (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First meeting (please disregard the information above): 20. 10.

If classroom meetings should not be possible, the lecture course will take place exclusively online.

Tuesday 20.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 27.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 03.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 10.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 17.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 24.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 01.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 15.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 12.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 19.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6
Tuesday 26.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 34 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 6

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Mobility and migration are constant features in the history of the Byzantine Empire. Individuals moved from the provinces to the capital in search of better work; religious and ethnic groups moved in and out of the empire, either of their own volition or under pressure; emperors pursued a policy of forced migration to foster their political interests.
It is only in recent years that these issues are attracting the attention of scholars.
This lecture will explore mobility and migration as a historical phenomenon, while at the same time offering an in-depth analysis of its literary representation in various types of the Byzantine written record.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination (100%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Familiarity with the course content

Examination topics

Identification and commentary on passages from source texts, historical contextualization

Reading list

Migration Histories of the Medieval Afroeurasian Transition Zone. Aspects of Mobility between Africa, Asia and Europe, 300-1500 C.E., ed. J. Preiser-Kapeller, L. Reinfandt, Y. Stouraitis (Leiden, 2020), available online through the University Library.

Handelsgüter und Verkehrswege. Aspekte der Warenversorgung im östlichen Mittelmeerraum (4. bis 15. Jahrhundert), ed. E. Kislinger, J. Koder, A. Külzer (Vienna, 2010)

Erzwungene Exile. Umsiedlung und Vertreibung in der Vormoderne (500 bis 1850), ed. Th. Erl (Frankfurt und New York, 2017)

What is Migration History?, ed. Ch. Harzig, D. Hoerder (Cambridge, 2009)

Further relevant readings will be made available during the semester.

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