SEMINAR ON BYZANTINE HISTORY

Course Information
TitleΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΗΣ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ / SEMINAR ON BYZANTINE HISTORY
CodeΙΒΥ603
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280004805

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2015-2019

Registered students: 31
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ISTORIASCompulsory Module CoursesWinter/Spring-8

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600131401
SectionInstructors
1. ΓΚΟΥΤΖΙΟΥΚΩΣΤΑΣAndreas Gkoutzioukostas
2. ΛΕΒΕΝΙΩΤΗΣGeorgios Leveniotis
3. ΧΑΤΖΗΑΝΤΩΝΙΟΥElissavet Chatziantoniou
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
It is recommended that this course should be attended after the successful completion of the course HBY 101 and HBY 602. Adequate knowledge of ancient Greek and at least of the English language is required.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the seminar is to familiarize the students with: a. the modern historiographical trends, b. the study of Western Medieval History through sources and modern bibliography and c. with scientific writing. The crusades (11th-13th c.) will be the case study for this semester. After the successful attendance of the course, the students, a. will be acquainted with modern historiography, b. will be able to analyze sources using modern analytical categories, c. will be able to write a scientific paper and d. will become familiar with the basic literature on crusades, as well as with the relevant sources. Moreover, after having become familiar with the basic principles of the discipline of history, the students will be able to use the historical sources in order to improve their future teaching in the secondary education, and to supervise individual and team projects of their pupils.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Week #1: Introduction: the scientific writing and the oral presentation of a paper. Week #2: History of historiography focusing on the study of medieval history. Week #3: History of historiography focusing on the study of medieval history. Week #4: Medieval mentalities: Reading of literature and analysis of relevant sources: Ε. Τούντα, Μεσαιωνικά Κάτοπτρα Εξουσίας. Ιστορικοί και Αφηγήματα στο Νορμανδικό Ιταλικό Νότο (Αθήνα: Ευρασία, 2012), 22-26. D. Oldridge, Παράξενες ιστορίες του Μεσαίωνα (Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια, 2014), 13-47. E. Tounta, “Muslims in Medieval Europe: Tolerance and Violence between Collective Imagination and Sociopolitical Reality,” στο Religion and Conflict. Essays on the Origins of Religious Conflicts and Resolution Approaches, επιμ. E. Eynikel και A. Ziaka (London: Harptree Publishing, 2011), 63-73. Week #5: Ideology of crusades: Reading of literature and analysis of relevant sources: J. Flori, “Ideology and motivations in the first crusade,” Palgrave advances in the crusades, επιμ. H. J. Nicholson (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), 15-36. Week #6: Perception of the Other and constructon of identities: Reading of literature and analysis of relevant sources: Ε. Τούντα, Μεσαιωνικά Κάτοπτρα Εξουσίας. Ιστορικοί και Αφηγήματα στο Νορμανδικό Ιταλικό Νότο (Αθήνα: Ευρασία, 2012), 95-129. Ρ. Μπενβενίστε, “Η κατασκευή της Ετερότητας στην ″Ιστορία του Αγίου Λουδοβίκου,” Μνήμων 16 (1994): 71-94. Week #7: Analysis of relevant sources Week #8 – Week #13: Oral presentation of papers.
Keywords
history of historiography, methodology, crusades, identities, otherness, byzantine empire
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
-Lectures and presentations in powerpoint format -Use of electronic journals -Use of Byzantine and western medieval sources, accessible via the internet -Frequent contact by email to send information or teaching material
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures90.3
Reading Assigment1053.5
Tutorial301
Written assigments963.2
Total2408
Student Assessment
Description
- Assessment of the paper which was presented orally and submitted in writing. - It is also taken into account the response of the students to sub-tasks requested during the semester, the attendance and the overall participation in the class (posing or answering questions, participating to discussions on specific issues etc.).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Cheynet Jean-Claude, επιμ. Ο βυζαντινός κόσμος: η βυζαντινή αυτοκρατορία (641-1204). Αθήνα: Πόλις, 2012.
Additional bibliography for study
Η παρακάτω βιβλιογραφία είναι ενδεικτική: Brundage, James A. Medieval canon law and the crusader. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969. Bull, Marcus, και Housley, Norman, επιμ. The Experience of Crusading, Vol. I: Western Approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Bysted, Ane. The Crusades Indulgence. Spiritual Rewards and the Theology of the Crusades, c. 1095-1216. Leiden: Brill, 2015. Ciggaar, Krijna N. Western travelers to Constantinople: the West and the Byzantium, 962-1204. Leiden: Brill, 1996. Christie, Niall, και Yazigi, Maya, επιμ.. Noble Ideals and Bloody Realities. Warfare in the Middle Ages. Leiden: Brill, 2006. Davis, Ralph Henry C. και Moore Robert Ian, Ιστορία της Μεσαιωνικής Ευρώπης από τον Μέγα Κωνσταντίνο στον Άγιο Λουδοβίκο. Μετάφρ. Γ. Χρηστίδης. Αθήνα: Κριτική, 2011. Erdmann, Carl. The Origin of the Idea of Crusade. Transl. M. Baldwin και W. Goffart. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989. Falk, Avner. Franks and Saracens. Reality and Fantasy in the Crusades. London: Karnac, 2010. Ferluga Jadran, “La ligesse dans l’empire byzantin. Contribution à l’étude de la féodalité byzantine”, Zbornic Radova Vizantološkoy Instituta 7 (1961): 97-123.
Last Update
13-02-2016