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090120 VO The Byzantine Empire in the Middle Ages (7th to 15th Century) (2015W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften

Details

max. 80 participants
Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 06.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 13.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 20.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 27.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 03.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 10.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 17.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 24.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 01.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 15.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 12.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 19.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 26.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The VO is devoted to the so-called Middle and Late Byzantine centuries from the end of Late Antiquity (7th century) until the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Events in the Byzantine areas in the eastern Mediterranean are discussed in a "global" context of the developments in the medieval world. A special focus is on the entanglements between Byzantium and nearby realms and regions. In addition to aspects of political, ecclesiastical and cultural history, issues of social, economic and environmental history are discussed in particular on the basis of new research results. The joint reading of original texts (in translation) and a big number of images and maps will convey an impression of the role of the Byzantine Empire within the world of the Middle Ages

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam or short paper and oral examination.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course provides an introduction both in the Middle and Late Byzantine history and in current debates within the fields of Byzantine and Medieval Studies.

Examination topics

Presentation of the supervisor of the course, joint reading and analysis of textual sources. Material for the preparation of the respective units will be distributed in advance among the participants via the internet.

Reading list

Introductory literature: (a comprehensive bibliography will be distributed at the beginning of the course):
Byzanz und der Rest der Welt. Special issue of the journal Historicum. Linz 2012 (will be distributed to all participants as a PDF-file).
M. Grünbart, Das Byzantinische Reich (Geschichte Kompakt). Darmstadt 2014.
E. Jeffreys; J. Haldon; R. Cormack (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies. Oxford 2008.
J. Koder, Der Lebensraum der Byzantiner. Historisch-geographischer Abriß ihres mittelalterlichen Staates im östlichen Mittelmeerraum (Byzantinische Geschichtsschreiber Ergänzungsband 1). Nachdruck mit bibliographischen Nachträgen, Vienna 2001.
A. Külzer, Byzanz (Theiss Wissen Kompakt). Darmstadt 2012.
R.-J. Lilie, Einführung in die byzantinische Geschichte. Stuttgart 2007.
P. Sarris, Byzantium. A very short Introduction. Oxford 2015.
P. Schreiner, Byzanz 565-1453 (Oldenbourg Grundriss der Geschichte 22). 4th ed., Munich 2011.
J. Shepard (ed.), The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire, c. 500-1492. Cambridge 2008.
C. Sode; M. Angar, Byzanz. Ein Schnellkurs. Cologne 2010.
D. Stathakopoulos, A Short History of the Byzantine Empire (I.B. Tauris Short Histories). London; New York 2014.

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