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090107 VO Africa in Late Antiquity (2019W)

4.00 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

Monday 07.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 28.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 04.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 11.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 18.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 25.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 02.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 16.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 13.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Monday 20.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims:
The aim of the lectures is to discuss the archaeology, art and architecture of North Africa in Late Antiquity, with attention to the impact of Christianity on the transformation of Urban and rural centres of the Southerns shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Content:
North Africa played an important role in Late Antiquity especially in the transmission of the Christian religion and the birth of monasticism. According to tradition, the emergence of Christianity in North Africa is associated with the evangelization of Egypt by the apostle Mark. The archaeological evidence allows to trace two important centres: one in Cyrenaica (under the influence of Alexandria) and one in Carthage (under the influence of Rome). The lectures will discuss the topographic development of the main centres, their fortification, the main monuments (civic and ecclesiastic), elements of decoration, sculpture and floor mosaic.

Assessment and permitted materials

08.05.2020: Update regarding the exam in June: The oral exam will take place on the 8th of June, starting at 10:00. It is not yet clear if we will be able to meet in person at the University or if we will have to do the exam online.
In any case, further information about the procedure will be provided at least 1 week before the date of the exam.

Written exam at the end

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Lecture attendance

Examination topics

Reading list, power point of the lectures

Reading list

E. Buonaiuti, Il Christianesimo nell'Africa Romana. Bari, 1928.
J. P., Burns, R.M. Jensen, Christianity in Roman Africa: the Development of its Practices and Beliefs,
Grand Rapids, Mich. 2014.
A. Cameron, Byzantine Africa, in Excavations at Carthage 1978, VII, Ann Arbor 1982, pp. 29-62.
J. Christern, Oströmische Kirchen in Nordafrika, in ByzZ, 62 (1969), pp. 287-90
F. Clover, Carthage and the Vandals, Excavations at Carthage 1978, VII, Ann Arbor 1982, pp. 1-22;
F. Clover, Carthage in the Age of Augustine, in Excavations at Carthage 1976, IV, Ann Arbor 1978, pp. 1-14.
C.P., Groves, The Planting of Christianity in Africa (1948–1958). 4 vols. Reprint, London, 1964.
Y. Duval, Les saints vénérés dans l'Église byzantine d'Afrique, in CARB XXX (1983), pp. 115-47.
Y. Duval, Loca sanctorum Africae. Le culte des martyrs en Afrique du IVe au VIIe siècle, Rome 1982.
J.H. Humphrey, Vandal and Byzantine Carthage, in J.G. Pedley (ed.), New Light on Ancient Carthage. Papers (Ann Arbor, March 23-24 1979), Ann Arbor 1980, pp. 85-120.
Ch.-A. Julien, Histoire de l'Afrique du nord. 2 vols. Paris, 1956. Translated by John Petrie as History of North Africa, 2 vols. (London, 1970).
A. Leone, Paganism and Christianity in Late Antique North Africa, Oxford 2013.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar: im Fachbereich Frühchristliche/Spätantike Archäologie
im BA 2019: M6, M13;
im BA alt: WM früh, APM früh, kl. u gr. Vert.;
im MA 2019: PM3, PM4, PM5;
im MA alt: SM A, SM B;
im EC Vertiefung;

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