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160402 VO Archaeology of the celtic world (2019W)

Moodle; Th 21.11. 14:30-16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

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Language: English

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Thursday 03.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 10.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 17.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 24.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 31.10. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 07.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 14.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 28.11. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 05.12. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 12.12. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 09.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 16.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 23.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Thursday 30.01. 14:30 - 16:00 Hörsaal 1 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Special Topic for Winter Semester 2019: Celtic Myth and Religion
A survey of the mythological and religious systems of Celtic-speaking peoples based on a variety of sources, including medieval Irish and Welsh literature, comparative linguistics, the writings of Classical authors, and archaeological evidence for religious beliefs and practices. We will consider the problems inherent in identifying and reconstructing any form of unified “Celtic” mythology, religion, or cultural identity based on the separate evidence of the Continental Celts and the Celtic-speaking peoples of Ireland and Britain. Topics will include: “Celtic” divinities, the role of archaeology and folklore in understanding myth and religion, sacred kingship and sacred landscape, varying beliefs about the afterlife and the Otherworld, hero tales, and the development of modern Celtic identities, religious movements, and nationalisms.

A survey of the mythologies and religions of Celtic speaking peoples. We will consider the problem of identifying and reconstructing a unified ?Celtic? mythology, religion, and cultural identity based on the independent evidence of the Continental Celts and the Celtic peoples of Ireland and Britain. Topics will include: sources of information about the Continental Celts and their culture, the evidence for pre-Christian myth and religion in the medieval literature of Ireland and Wales, the reconstruction of a possible Celtic pantheon, the role of folklore in understanding myth, and the development of modern Celtic religious movements.

Assessment and permitted materials

The method of evaluation will be a final exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course objectives include:

Familiarity with the major sources of information about Celtic myth and religion, particularly from the Celtic speaking peoples of the ancient and medieval periods.

Understanding of problems attached to treating Celtic culture, and particularly myth and religion, as a unified system across geographical and temporal divisions.

Knowledge of core concepts, world-view, and means of transmission of evidence for Celtic myth and religion.

Examination topics

The method of instruction will be lectures accompanied by required readings.

Reading list

All required readings will be provided in PDF form on the class moodle site or be made available on reserve in the library.

Association in the course directory

Keltische Sprachwissenschaft A 166
Individuelle Studien: Keltologie

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