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090107 VO The Monastery of Saint Catherine and the Sinai: History, Culture and Scholarship (2013W)

The Monastery of Saint Catherine and the Sinai: History, Culture and Scholarship

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Details

max. 60 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 16.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 23.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 06.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 13.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 27.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 04.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 11.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 18.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 08.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 22.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Wednesday 29.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 30 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Sinai Peninsula holds special importance as a bridge between the African continent and Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranan and Palestine. Its strategic location prompted the foundation of a monastery by the Emperor Justinian in the sixth century. The Monastery of Saint Catherine has remained a major repository of Byzantine art and medieval manuscripts to the present day. This lecture explores the cultural history of this region until the early 20th century, with special emphasis on the Monastery and its study by scholars through the ages.

Assessment and permitted materials

Examination Dates: 13.1. at 16.30; 27.1. at 16.30; 10. 3. at 16.00, 21.4. at 16.00

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Introduction to cultural and trans-cultural history

Examination topics

Presentation in lecture-format, with discussion of select primary sources

Requirements: oral examination based on the course content and assigned readings.

Reading list


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