History of the Ancient Near East (i+p) (2009/2010)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-OR/01-HISTORY OF ANCIENT NEAR EAST II semestre Simonetta Ponchia
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-OR/01-HISTORY OF ANCIENT NEAR EAST II semestre Simonetta Ponchia

Learning outcomes

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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knowledge of the stages of the civilization, geographic environments and major historical events of the ancient Near East; knowledge of the main historical sources concerning the periods treated and of the methods for their analysis; knowledge of the main and recent approaches to the study of the ancient Near East and of basic bibliography.


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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In depth study of specific sectors of the history of the ancient Near East and relating sources; knowledge of methods for the analysis of the sources, of the relevant bibliography, and research tools.

Syllabus

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Prerequisites: general historical and linguistic competence

Course content: History of Mesopotamia, Syria, the Levant and Anatolia from Early Bronze Age to pre-classical Iron Age.

Teaching methods: lectures, guided analysis of documents in translation.
Attendance is strongly recommended and students unable to attend are invited to consult the teacher for defining the program


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Prerequisites: knowledge of the main historical phases and events of the ancient Near East

Course content: The Old Assyrian period (XX-XVIII cent. BC): general historical framework of Old Assyrian colonies in Cappadocia; relationships of the Assyrian state with the other regional states flourishing in the same period (Assur, Mari, Babylon, Eshnunna, etc..); analysis of the sources and especially of the rich documentation unearthed in the Anatolian commercial outpost of Kanesh.

Teaching methods: lectures, guided analysis of the sources.
Attendance is strongly recommended and students unable to attend are invited to consult the teacher for defining the program.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Oral interview


Module: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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oral interview