Vyzántio kai Dýsī (9os - 15os ai.)

Course Information
TitleΒυζάντιο και Δύση (9ος - 15ος αι.) / Vyzántio kai Dýsī (9os - 15os ai.)
CodeΙΜΕ 701
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015997

Programme of Study: Historical Research

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Vyzantinīs kai Mesaiōnikīs IstoríasElective CoursesWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • ΙΒΜ 701 Written sources of Byzantine and Medieval History
  • ΙΒΜ 702 Methodología Éreunas kai Askīseis
Learning Outcomes
Students who attend the course are expected to • become familiar with the analytical categories of perception, identity and space as tools of historical research, and with the study of travel narratives • understand how medieval Europe perceived the byzantine culture, and vice versa. • comprehend their cultural encounters. • understand similarities and differences in their historical evolution. • practice their skills to present orally and in written their ideas and arguments.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1st week: Introduction to the analytical categories of perception and identity 2nd week: Introduction to the analytical category of space 3rd week: Introduction to the analytical category of space and to the study of the travel naratives 4th week: Crusades: the construction of the byzantine otherness 5th week: Crusades: the construction of the byzantine otherness 6th week: The encounters between Byzantines and Latins in the Latin dominions 7th week: Manuel II's trip in Europe 8th week: The Council of Florence (1431-1449) 9th week: Cristoforo Buondelmonti's (1386-1430) travel to Byzantium 10th week: Bertrandon de la Broquière's (1420-1459) travel to Byzantium 11th week: Cyriacus of Ancona's (1391-1453) travel to Byzantium 12th week: Presentation of essays 13th week: Presentation of essays
dentity, travel narrative, space, Byzantium, Medieval Europe, Crusades, Manuel II Palaiologos, Cristoforo Buondelmonti, Bertrandon de la Broquière, Cyriacus of Ancona
Educational Material Types
  • selected bibliography
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1505
Written assigments1505
Student Assessment
Students will have to study weekly specific bibliography (in Greek or English) and present, orally or in written, brief reports of their critical reading. They will also have to study and comment on specific sources of High Middle Ages. At the end of semester they have to present orally and then submit a written essay of c. 4000 words. Students’ evaluation will depend on their weekly presentations and their final written essay.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Barker, John W. Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425): a study in late Byzantine statesmanship. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1969. • Bartlett, Robert. The Making of Europe. Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950-1350. London: Penguin, 1993. • Blanchet, Marie-Hélène. "Theology, Philosophy, and Politics at Ferrara-Florence." Στο The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium, επιμ. Anthony Kaldellis και Niketas Siniossoglou, 557-573. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. • Blanton, Casey. Travel writing. The self and the world. New York: Routledge, 1995. • Ciggaar, Krijna N. Western travelers to Constantinople: the West and the Byzantium, 962-1204. Leiden: Brill, 1996. • Harris, Jonathan. Το Βυζάντιο και οι Σταυροφορίες. Μετάφρ. Λ. Καρατζάς. Αθήνα: Ωκεανίδα, 2004. • Howard-Johnson, James Douglas, επιμ. Byzantium and the West, c.850-c.1200: Proceedings of the XVIII Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Oxford 30th March-1st April 1984. Amsterdam: A. M. Hakkert, 1988. • Lefebvre, Henri. The production of space. Μετάφρ. Donald Nicholson-Smith. Oxford UK και Cambridge USA: Blackwell, 1991. • Λιάκος, Αντώνης. Πώς το παρελθόν γίνεται ιστορία;. Αθήνα: Πόλις, 2007. • Lock, Peter. Οι Φράγκοι στο Αιγαίο 1204-1500. Αθήνα: Ενάλιος, 1995. • Μπενβενίστε Ρίκα. “Η κατασκευή της Ετερότητας στην ″Ιστορία του Αγίου Λουδοβίκου″.” Μνήμων 16 (1994): 71-94. • Nicol, Donald. Βυζάντιο και Βενετία. Μετάφρ. Χ. Α. Μουτσοπούλου. Αθήνα: Παπαδήμας, 2004. • Nicol, Donald. Οι τελευταίοι αιώνες του Βυζαντίου 1204-1453, μετάφρ. Στ. Κομνηνός. Αθήνα: Παπαδήμας, 2012. • Patlagean, Evelyne. Ο ελληνικός Μεσαίωνας. Βυζάντιο, 9ος-15ος αι. Μετάφρ. Δέσποινα Λαμπαδά. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Πατάκη, 2014.
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