History of the Ancient Near East (m) (2013/2014)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S000939
Name of lecturer
Simonetta Ponchia
Coordinator
Simonetta Ponchia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-OR/01 - HISTORY OF ANCIENT NEAR EAST
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestrino A, II semestrino B

Lesson timetable

II semestrino A
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  
II semestrino B
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.4  

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at providing a basic knwoledge and fundamental tools for the research activity in the field of the ancient Near Eastern history. To this aim the lessons will propose relevant case studies, illustrate methods and goals of the analysis according to various approaches and exemplify the use of documentary sources and secondary literature.

Syllabus

presentation of the archaeological discovery of the Near East through the analysis of some major sites and vis-à-vis the European and Oriental cultural climate in various phases from the second half of the XIX cent. up to the present; Analysis of the data concerning the excavations of Ur, Babylon, Assur, Nineveh, Tell Halaf, Mari, Karkemish, etc. and of the intellectual and cultural premises of the archaeological research even in relation to contemporaneous historical events; consideration of the methodological criteria and developments and of their relevance for the historical reconstruction of the past and in relation to the cultural policies of western and eastern countries.

Methods: lectures, guided analysis of documents. Attendance is recommended; students who can not attend classes are kindly requested to contact the teacher.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral exam