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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Course unit
HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
LE07120484, A.A. 2014/15

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (Ord. 2014)
LE0616, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
Website of the academic structure http://www.beniculturali.unipd.it/www/homepage/
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 MARIA CRISTINA LA ROCCA M-STO/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE08120484 HISTORY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES MARIA CRISTINA LA ROCCA LE0607

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-STO/01 Mediaeval History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2018 LA ROCCA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
VERONESE FRANCESCO (Membro Effettivo)
DE ANGELIS GIANMARCO (Supplente)
5 Commissione 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 LA ROCCA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
BETTI MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
VERONESE FRANCESCO (Supplente)
4 Commissione 2014/15 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 LA ROCCA MARIA CRISTINA (Presidente)
BETTI MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
VERONESE FRANCESCO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A general knowledge of the problems and specific issues of Medieval History is required. A basic knowledge of Latin language is appreciated as the course will also deal with the analysis of primary sources.
Target skills and knowledge: Developing skills in historically framing the examined phenomenon in terms of the different written and material evidence; in examining the different historiographical interpretations; in analyzing early medieval texts in terms of their vocabulary, textual tradition and their various meanings over time; in comparing written evidence to archaeological results.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: Acquired skills in historically framing the examined phenomenon in terms of the different written and material evidence; in examining the different historiographical interpretations; in analyzing early medieval texts in terms of their vocabulary, textual tradition and their various meanings over time; in comparing written evidence to archaeological results will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: Course Title: Forms and structures of kinship between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Bonds, rituals, conflicts (5-11 century).
In early medieval societies the role of parental structures was much more important than it is today. Examining the structures of kinship in the Early Middle Ages, therefore, means to understand their relationships to social reproduction. The course will focus on the three classic themes of the study of kinship: vocabulary, alliances, filiation. The acts of the practice will be compared with the De institutione laicali by Jonas bishop of Orléans (9 century).
Some early medieval Italian cemeteries will be considered in order to evaluate if the spatial organization of burials was determined by the biological relationship between individuals or if other forms of grouping (by gender or age) prevailed. From a chronological point of view three main moments of change will be considered: Late Antiquity (V-VII centuries); Carolingian period (VIII-IX); post-Carolingian period(X-XI centuries).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: After a first group of frontal teaching lessons (about 20 hours), the following teaching hours will proceed with a seminar structure that will include the reading of texts by individual students and collective debates.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Sources and papers for the seminar lectures will be given / distributed during the course and will be available on the Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Anita GUERREAU JALABERT, La désignation des rélations et des groupes de parenté en Latin médiéval. --: "Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi" 46-47, 1986. pp. 65-108
  • Anita GUERREAU JALABERT, Rome et l'Occident médiéval: quelques propositions pour une analyse comparée deux sociétés à système de parenté complexe,. Roma: in "Rome et l'Etat moderne européen",, 2007. pp. 197-216
  • Richard P. Saller, Pater Familias, Mater Familias, and the Gendered Semantics of the Roman Household. Classical Philology, 94, No. 2: --, 1999. pp. 182-197
  • Ross Balzaretti, Lombard fathers. "Archeologia medievale", 38: --, 2011. pp. 45-58.
  • Matthew Kuefler, The Marriage Revolution in Late Antiquity: The Theodosian Code and Later Roman Marriage Law. Journal of Family History , 32: --, 2007. pp. 343-370
  • S. Joye, La femme ravie: le mariage par rapt dans les sociétés occidentales du haut Moyen Age. Turnhout,: Brepols, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Régine Le Jan, Le couple aristocratique au haut Moyen Âge. Médiévales, 65: --, 2013. pp. 33-46
  • Régine Le Jan, Il gruppo familiare di Totone: identità e strategie patrimoniali. Carte di famiglia: Viella, Roma, 2005. pp. 13-28
  • Karl Leyser, Debate: Material kin in early medieval Germany. A reply .. Past and Present, 49: --, 1970. pp. 126-134
  • LAURA WERTHEIMER, Children of Disorder: Clerical Parentage, Illegitimacy, and Reform in the Middle Ages. --: --, 2006. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 2006, pp. 382-407