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090106 SE The Madaba Mosaic Map (2018W)

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

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 15.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 29.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 05.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 12.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 26.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 03.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 10.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 07.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 14.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 21.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 28.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The joint seminar intends to examine the Madaba Map, a privileged source for Biblical and Historical topography with specific insights to the archaeology of sites mentioned in the map and their connection to pilgrim routes and pilgrim itineraries. Since its early discovery in 1887, the map proved to be a unique surviving mosaic of the Holy land and the neighbouring territories of modern Lebanon and Egypt. It dates to the middle or the second half of the 6th century and covered originally an area of 22 by 7 metres in size. The map generally follows the Onomasticon of Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 260-340) and is an important document on sanctuaries and pilgrim sites in the Holy land, it gives a detailed plan of Jerusalem and numerous place-names in the Negev that are not mentioned in other sources. The seminar will cover historical, Christian-archaeological, biblical and theological contexts as well as various previous interpretations of this mosaic.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be required to choose a theme (from a list) for the presentation and must submit a written text.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

regular and active participation 40% - presentation 30% - paper to be submitted at the end 30%. - Participation is required and only missing two lectures is allowed.

Examination topics

Active participation - presentation - written text (minimum 25 - 30 pages)

Reading list

E. Alliata, The Legends in the Madaba Map, in M. Piccirillo, E. Alliata, The Madaba Map Centenary 1897-1997. Travelling through the Byzantine Omayyad period, Jerusalem 1998, pp. 47-101.
M. Avi Yonah, The Madaba mosaic map : with introduction and commentary, Jerusalem 1954.
L. Di Segni, The Onomasticon of Eusebius and the Madaba Map, in M. Piccirillo, E. Alliata, The Madaba Map Centenary 1897-1997. Travelling through the Byzantine Omayyad period, Jerusalem 1998, pp. 115-120.
H. Donner, Pilgerfahrt ins Heilige Land. Die ältesten Berichte christlicher Palästinapilger (4.-7. Jahrhundert), Stuttgart 1973.
E. Alliata, The Legends in the Madaba Map, in M. Piccirillo, E. Alliata, The Madaba Map Centenary 1897-1997. Travelling through the Byzantine Omayyad period, Jerusalem 1998, pp. 47-101.
M. Piccirillo, E. Alliata, The Madaba Map Centenary 1897-1997. Travelling through the Byzantine Omayyad period, Jerusalem 1998.
M. Piccirillo, Mosaics of Jordan, ACOR, Amman 1993.
Y. Tsafrir, The Holy City of Jerusalem in the Madaba Map, M. Piccirillo, E. Alliata, The Madaba Map Centenary 1897-1997. Travelling through the Byzantine Omayyad period, Jerusalem 1998, pp. 155-163.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar für: im MA für frühchristliche Arch.
im BA: nicht anrechenbar!
im MA: SM A, SM B;

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