First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Course unit
BYZANTINE CIVILIZATION
LE03122482, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
LE0616, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BYZANTINE CIVILIZATION
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANNA MESCHINI L-FIL-LET/07

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEM0013323 BYZANTINE PHILOLOGY (ADVANCED) ANNA MESCHINI LE0609

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-FIL-LET/07 Bizantine Civilisation 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: The Byzantine civilization in the Western and Eastern historiography and in the contemporary common culture. The archaeological, artistic, literary and documentary sources that will be shown in the lectures will allow the students to understand the main features of the Byzantine Hellenism, the nature of his Christianity, the Roman matrix of its political and institutional reality. Please note that the attainment of the aforementioned skills requires the participation in class.
Examination methods: Written and oral exam
Assessment criteria: Excellent (30 - 30 cum laude): full achievement of skills, secure possession of the knowledge, competent use of work tools
Distinguished (27-29): secure knowledge, despite some inaccuracies, good skills, proper use of the tools of the discipline
Good (23-27): with some knowledge gap, skills not fully achieved, use of instruments not always adequate
Fair (18-22): essential knowledge, skills uncertain, sufficient use of the tools
Insufficient (<18): insufficient possession of the knowledge, skills absent, unawareness of the use of tools
Course unit contents: Historical-political chronology; Byzantine theology; Byzantine art. Main literary genres and authors.
To the extent permitted by time and by the skills of the students, Byzantine texts (traslated or in Greek) will be read.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Class lessons, workshops, educational trips (expositions, archaeological sytes...)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides and handouts will be provided to each student.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Zanini, Introduzione all'archeologia bizantina. --: --, --. pp. 15- 171 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Maltese E.V. (a cura di), Bisanzio tra storia e letteratura. --: --, --. pp. 5-164