Course Information
TitleΠροσκυνητάρια Αγίων Τόπων και Αγίου Όρους / Pilgrimage literature of the Holy Land and of Mount Athos
CodeΧ327
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAnna Karamanidou
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600018259

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

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600149637
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing this course, the students will have gained a familiarity with periegetic ecclesiastical literature with a focus on the type of ecclesiastical and more general Christian literature of the Proskynetaria (i.e. Pilgrimage guides like those of the Holy Land and of Mount Athos) of the Post-Byzantine Period, which constitute reliable historical and theological sources which highlight significant spiritual institutions, priests, monastic communities and pilgrimages, figures and events. In addition: They will be exposed to a wide range of Proskynetaria from the Post-Byzantine period. They will understand the motivations of the pilgrims which will be compared with the motivations of the pilgrims during the Byzantine period. Τhey will get acquainted with the methodology of the composition of a Proskynetarion and catalogue these differences. They will form an idea of the Christian world of the Post-Byzantine years through a critical examination of the texts of the Proskynetaria.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to present and to analyse the published in literary, historical, and theological ways the pilgrimage literature of the Holy Land and of Mount Athos as a precious source of information for ecclesiastical literature. 1. Pilgrims, Pilgrimage texts, and Pilgrimage Collections. 2. Pilgrimage philology as a literary genre. The emphasis of the secretarial genre of the Pilgrimage Book. 3. Mount Athos in the texts related to pilgrimage. Pilgrimage Books of Mount Athos. 4. Published Pilgrimage Books. 5. Bibliographies of Pilgrimage texts. 6. Thematic approach of Pilgrimage Books. 7. The Holy Land in pilgrimage texts. Pilgrimage Books in the Holy Land. 8. Holy Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Post-Byzantine era. 9. Printed Pilgrimage Books of the Holy Land. 10. Thematic approach to the Pilgrimage Books. 11. The East through the mouth of the West. European pilgrims to Mount Athos and the Holy Land. 12. Presentation of papers. 13. Presentation of papers.
Keywords
Pilgrimage, Post-Byzantine era, Pilgrimage Collections, Athanasios Athonitis
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Seminars60.2
Reading Assigment391.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities60.2
Written assigments80.3
Exams20.1
Total1004
Student Assessment
Description
Undertaking and preparing exercises (20%) and oral examination (80%). Course participation is positively measured.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Άννα Καραμανίδου, Προσκυνητάριον της Μεγίστης Λαύρας του Αγίου Όρους (18ος αι.) Ευθυμίου Μακεδόνος Τραπεζουντίου, εκδ. Μέθεξις, Θεσσαλονίκη 2018
Additional bibliography for study
Γ. Μπάρσκι, Τά ταξίδια του στό Ἅγιον Ὄρος 1725-1726, 1744-1745, μέ τήν φροντίδα καίτά σχόλια τοῦ ἀκαδημαϊκοῦ Παύλου Μυλωνᾶ, ἐκδ. Ἁγιορειτική Ἑστία - Μουσεῖο Μπενάκη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2009.
Last Update
03-11-2020