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HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE BYZANTINE EAST MODULE 1

CODE 65333
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 9 credits during the 1st year of 9917 HISTORICAL SCIENCES (LM-84) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (HISTORICAL SCIENCES)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The focus of teaching is the Byzantine empire and its relevance in the history of Mediterranean,  related both to Western and Islamic history.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students will have a grasp of the problems connected with the development of political, economic and cultural relations in the Mediterranean; they will study maritime societies in Middle Ages. Students will get acquainted with sources, research methods and updates in historiography related to specific topics.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

For students taking the 6 CFU course

At the end of the teaching students should gain:

  • knowledge of development of Byzantine history and of institution of the Empire;
  • skills in  showing  a source related to Byzantine history;
  • ability in showing outcomes of  their  own researches to classmates.

For students taking the 9 CFU course

At the end of the teaching the students should gain:

  • knowledge of  the development of Byzantine history and of institution history of the Empire;
  • skills in  showing  a source related to Byzantine history;
  • competence  in describing a specific situation related to the history of the Mediterranean;
  • ability in investigating  journals for Byzantine history or Mediterranean history;
  • ability in showing  outcomes of their own research to the classmates.

 

PREREQUISITES

Positive curriculum and strong interest for history.

TEACHING METHODS

For students taking the 6- CFU course: classes for total 36 hours  about the main subjects of Byzantine history and  seminars about specific topics.

For students taking the 9-CFU course: classes for total 54 hours about the main subject of Byzantine history, seminar about specific topics, discussions about classroom exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

For attending students taking the 6-CFU course

Fundamentals of Byzantine History (see books mentioned in Bibliography 1).

For non attending students taking the 6 CFU course Fundamentals of Byzantine History (see books mentioned in Bibliography 1)  + two passages of Byzantine sources  to be requested to the teacher.

For attending students taking the 9-CFU course

Fundamentals of Byzantine History  (see books mentioned in Bibliography 1) + the outcomes of investigations  assigned during classes.

For non attending students taking the 9-CFU course: fundamentals of Byzantine History (see books mentioned in Bibliography 1) + passages of two Byzantine sources to be requested to the teacher + reading one book  about Mediterranean topics (see books mentioned in Bibliography 2).

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography 

1) One book at choise between: 

G. Ostrogorsky, Storia dell’impero bizantino, Einaudi, Torino, 1968 (or following  editions).

A. Cameron, I Bizantini, Il Mulino, Bologna 2008.

Bibliography for students taking the 9- CFU course

2) One book at choise among:

S.P. Karpov, La navigazione veneziana nel mar Nero, XIII-XV sec., Edizioni del Grasole,  Ravenna 2000.

A. Carile – S. Cosentino, Storia della marineria bizantina, Lo Scarabeo,  Bologna 2004 (only first or second part ).

D. Abulafia, I regni del Mediterraneo occidentale dal 1200 al 1500, La lotta per il dominio, Laterza,  Bari 2006 (pages: 1-189, the third part excluded).

P. F. Simbula, I porti del Mediterraneo in età medievale, Bruno Mondadori, Varese 2009.

G. Jehel, Il Mediterraneo medievale dal 350 al 1450, Controluce (Nardò), 2015.

Ch. Picard, Il mare dei califfi, Carocci,  Roma 2017.

G. Vespignani, La memoria negata. L'Europa e Bisanzio, Spoleto 2017.

 

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI (President)

ANTONELLA ROVERE

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

MARIA ELENA CORTESE (President)

PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI

SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

For students taking the 6- CFU course: classes for total 36 hours  about the main subjects of Byzantine history and  seminars about specific topics.

For students taking the 9-CFU course: classes for total 54 hours about the main subject of Byzantine history, seminar about specific topics, discussions about classroom exercises.

LESSONS START

7 October 2019

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 Oral exam.

Attending  students: the oral exame will include program subjects, classroom exercises and  seminars.

Non  attending students: the oral exame will consider specific program for non attending students.

Register on line for your final exam. 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For attending students, assessment will be based on the participation to  discussions, seminars and on the oral exam about  program subjects.  Non attending students will have to take the final oral exam, which will cover a specific program to be agreed upon with the teacher.

 The vote is of thirty.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2021 08:00 GENOVA Orale
04/02/2021 08:00 GENOVA Orale
14/05/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Non-attending students will have to contact the teacher.