THE BYZANTINE 7TH CENTURY AS A PERIOD OF TRANSITION

Course Information
TitleΟ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ 7ος ΑΙΩΝΑΣ ΩΣ ΕΠΟΧΗ ΜΕΤΑΒΑΣΗΣ / THE BYZANTINE 7TH CENTURY AS A PERIOD OF TRANSITION
CodeΧ235
FacultyTheology
SchoolPastoral and Social Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorPavlos Serafeim
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID60002455

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600126147
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Byzantine and Ecclesiastical History:
Learning Outcomes
To understand the Student the Causes and Course of historical Development in this Era.
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)
The 7th century is the end of Late Antiquity and the beginning of the so-called Dark Ages. The Byzantine Empire has fallen into dire crisis due to external threats and loss of important territories. Therefore, a series of Reforms must make the state able to survive the crisis. The lessons examines the key events of the era, but also the individual frames within which stood the momentous changes of the Period. 1. The historical Background. 2. The Roman State. 3. The Successors of Justinian Ι. 4. The last Persian War. 5. The Arab Attack. 6. Church and State. 7. Orthodoxy and Heresy. 8. The Conflict. 9. Human and Divine Providence in the Perceptions of the Time. 10. Emperor and State 11. The History on the Way to the Eschata. 12. The cultural Composition of the 7th Century. 13. Conclusions.
Educational Material Types
  • 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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment743.0
Written assigments60.2
Other / Others10.0
Total813.2
Student Assessment
Description
One 2-hour written Examination. Oral examination. Counted positive Participation in Class and writing Essays undertaken.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Κ. Π. Χρήστου, Εκκλησιαστικοί συγγραφείς του 7ου αιώνα ως μάρτυρες της εποχής τους, Θεσσαλονίκη 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Α. Στράτος, Το Βυζάντιον στον Ζ’ αιώνα, τ. 1-6, Αθήνα 1965-1977. 2. Ε. Koυντούρα-Γαλάκη, Ο βυζαντινός κλήρος και η κοινωνία των «Σκοτεινών αιώνων», Αθήνα 1996.
Last Update
06-11-2015