BYZANTIUM AND MODERN EUROPE

Lettere BYZANTIUM AND MODERN EUROPE

0312600086
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
ARTS
2020/2021

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2015
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
630LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE WILL PROVIDE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE BYZANTINE CIVILISATION, TOGETHER WITH A SHORT INTRODUCTION ON BYZANTINE SOCIETY AND ECONOMY, RELIGION, ORTHODOX WORLD. A SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON SOME EPISODES OF THE LATE BYZANTINE HISTORY THAT ARE OF INTEREST FOR THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN EASTERN EUROPE BY READING SELECTED SOURCES IN ITALIAN TRANSLATION.
Prerequisites
NONE. HOWEVER, IT IS SUGGESTED A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF ROMAN AND/OR MEDIAEVAL AND/OR MODERN HISTORY.
Contents
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE BYZANTINE CIVILISATION; BYZANTIUM AND THE BIRTH OF EASTERN EUROPE; THE BYZANTINE HERITAGE IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN CULTURE; THE GREEK AND SLAVIC ORTHODOX WORLD.

SEMINAR: FROM CONSTANTINOPLE SECOND ROME TO MOSCOW THIRD ROME - THE MARRIAGE OF ZOE PALEOLOGINA WITH TSAR IVAN III.
Teaching Methods
ORAL EXPOSITION OF THE TOPICS. POWER-POINT PRESENTATION (HISTORICAL, GEOGRAPHICAL AND THEMATIC 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 ASPECTS OF BYZANTINE CIVILISATION, THE ORTHODOX WORLD, BYZANTIUM AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN EASTERN EUROPE.
FOR STUDENTS WHO WON'T BE ATTENDING THE COURSE: GENERAL EXAMINATION ABOUT ASPECTS OF BYZANTINE CIVILISATION, THE ORTHODOX WORLD, BYZANTIUM AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN EASTERN EUROPE, THE SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS TO BE STUDIED FOR THE PROGRAMME.
Texts
FOR THE COMMON PART:
1) E. MORINI, GLI ORTODOSSI, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO, 2002 (THE WHOLE BOOK).

FOR THE SEMINAR:
2) G. VESPIGNANI, LA MEMORIA NEGATA. L'EUROPA E BISANZIO, SPOLETO, CISAM, 2017 (SELECTED CHAPTERS).

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS WILL ADD TO THE FIRST BOOK THE FOLLOWING ONE:
2) CH. DIEHL, FIGURE BIZANTINE, TRAD. IT., EINAUDI, TORINO 2007 (THREE CHAPTERS TO CHOOSE).
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 SECOND ACADEMIC SEMESTER.
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