BYZANTINE HISTORY

Lettere BYZANTINE HISTORY

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
ARTS
2020/2021

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2015
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE WILL PROVIDE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE BYZANTINE HISTORY AND STATE (330-1453), TOGETHER WITH A SHORT INTRODUCTION ON THE BYZANTINE SOCIETY AND ECONOMY. A SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON SOME EPISODES OF THE BYZANTINE HISTORY BY READING SELECTED SOURCES IN ITALIAN TRANSLATION.
Prerequisites
NONE. IT IS SUGGESTED A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE ROMAN AND MEDIAEVAL HISTORY.
Contents
HISTORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE (330-1453).

SEMINAR:
THE REBELLION OF GEORGE MANIAKES: SOME PASSAGES FROM MICHAEL PSELLOS' «CHRONOGRAPHIA» AND FROM JOHN SKYLITZES' «SYNOPSIS HISTORIARUM».
Teaching Methods
ORAL EXPOSITION OF THE TOPICS. POWER-POINT PRESENTATION (HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL MAPS ETC.). SPECIFIC HAND-OUT WILL BE PROVIDED TO STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE COURSE.
Verification of learning
FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION (FULL MARKS: 30/30 WITH HONOURS).
FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE COURSE: READING OF HISTORICAL SOURCES AND COMMENTARY. GENERAL EXAMINATION ABOUT BYZANTINE HISTORY (330-1453).
FOR STUDENTS WHO WON'T BE ATTENDING THE COURSE: GENERAL EXAMINATION ABOUT BYZANTINE HISTORY (330-1453) AND THE SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS TO BE STUDIED FOR THE PROGRAMME.
Texts
FOR THE GENERAL PART:

1) W. TREADGOLD, STORIA DI BISANZIO, ITALIAN TRANSLATION BY G. GARBISA, ITALIAN EDITION BY G. RAVEGNANI, IL MULINO, BOLOGNA 2005 (THE WHOLE BOOK).

FOR THE SEMINAR:

2) MICHELE PSELLO. IMPERATORI DI BISANZIO (CRONOGRAFIA), TESTO CRITICO A CURA DI S. IMPELLIZZERI, COMMENTO DI U. CRISCUOLO, TRADUZIONE DI S. RONCHEY, I-II, MILANO 1984 (SCRITTORI GRECI E LATINI - FONDAZIONE VALLA), SELECTED PASSAGES,
TOGETHER WITH
IOANNIS SCYLITZAE SYNOPSIS HISTORIARUM, EDITIO PRINCEPS, RECENSUIT IO. THURN, BEROLINI ET NOVI EBORACI 1973 (CORPUS FONTIUM HISTORIAE BYZANTINAE. SERIES BEROLINENSIS, 5), SELECTED PASSAGES.

STUDENTS, WHO WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THE COURSE, WILL STUDY THE FOLLOWING TEXT INSTEAD OF THE SEMINAR:
2) CH. DIEHL, FIGURE BIZANTINE, ITALIAN TRANSLATION BY M.S. RUFFOLO, TORINO 2007 (THE WHOLE BOOK).
More Information
IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THE ATTENDANCE AT THE COURSE IN ORDER TO PREPARE THE ORAL EXAMINATION. HAND-OUT WILL BE PROVIDED DURING THE LESSONS.

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN THE FIRST ACADEMIC SEMESTER.
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