Themes of the History of the Byzantine spiritual life III

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ ΤΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΟΥ Γ΄ / Themes of the History of the Byzantine spiritual life III
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Christou
Course ID60002703

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΕΟ11 Themes of the History of the Byzantine spiritual life I
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of Byzantine History
Learning Outcomes
The Study and Research of cultural and spiritual Developments of the 14th Century in Byzantium.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. The Scholars of the 13th century. 2. Byzantium in the 14th Century. 3. Andronikos Palaiologos and the Circle of Scholars around him. 4. Nikephoros Choumnos. 5. Theodoros Metochites. 6. Hesychasm and St Gregory Palamas. 7. Barlaam. 8. Nikephoros Gregoras. 9. Johannes Kantakouzenos. 10. Supporters and Enemies of the Union of the Churches. 11. Philosophy. 12. The Literature. 13. The Effect on the European Renaissance. Conclusions.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment90
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments167
Student Assessment
Writing Essays and Presentation in the Class.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιστορική και γραμματολογική βιβλιογραφία της περιόδου.
Additional bibliography for study
Ανάλογα με τα θέματα των εργασιών που δίδονται.
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