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
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
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: 14
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600167200
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
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 (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Byzantine and Ecclesiastical History:
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will: -to identify and describe the most important events of the 7th century. -to analyze the causes and the course of the historical development during the specific period. -to work scientifically and apply their knowledge.
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.
Keywords
Byzantium, Late Antiqity, Church
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
Lectures391.6
Reading Assigment592.4
Exams20.1
Total1004
Student Assessment
Description
One 2-hour written Examination. Oral examination. Counted positive Participation in Class.
Student Assessment methods
  • 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
04-02-2021