Spatial organisation and use in Byzantium III

Course Information
TitleΟργάνωση και χρήση του χώρου στο Βυζάντιο ΙΙΙ / Spatial organisation and use in Byzantium III
CodeΑΒΥ 707
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015951

Programme of Study: PMS stīn Archaiología, Téchnī kai Politismó

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Vyzantinī ArchaiologíaCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Νo courses are required.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will:
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The focus of this course will be on Jerusalem, real and imaginary, earthly and heavenly, during the Byzantine and the Crusader periods. Topics that will be studied include the archaeology and topography of Jerusalem; the monuments of the city, their transformation and their connection to biblical episodes, with a particular emphasis on the changes that can be observed between the two periods and the reasons behind them; the imitation of the monuments and/or the topography of Jerusalem in other cities and the new symbolism they acquire there; the depiction of the city as a whole or of its monuments in other artistic media (e.g. monumental painting, miniatures, maps, coins, seals etc.) and their symbolism; the rendering of the heavenly Jerusalem in art and its connection to the earthly Jerusalem. Moreover, the role of the city and its monuments in Islam, especially under the Ummayads, will also be discussed, as well as the holy relics of Jerusalem and their fate in the Byzantine and Crusader period, and the role of Constantinople as New Jerusalem.
Jerusalem, Holy Land, Byzantium, Crusades, Ummayads
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
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 Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
The performance of the student in the course will be evaluated on the basis of his/her participation in the course (5%), the oral presentation of the main and secondary essay (20%) and the written version of the main and secondary essay (75%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Participation to the course (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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