History of the Ancient Near East (i+p) - I MODULO PARTE (I) (2013/2014)

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Name of lecturer
Simonetta Ponchia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
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Language of instruction
I semestrino A dal Sep 30, 2013 al Nov 16, 2013.

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Lesson timetable

I semestrino A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  

Learning outcomes

knowledge of the civilization stages, geographical environment and main 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 the main bibliographical tools. The second part of the course (p) is aimed at an in-depth study of specific sectors of the history of the ancient Near East and relating sources, at providing the knowledge of specific bibliography, analytical and research tools framed in an integrated approach combining historical, phylological and archaeological data and methods.


The course (i+p) is aimed at providing a comprehensive view of the history of the ancient Near East from prehistory to first millennium BC. The first part (course i) is general in character and considers the major historical peridizations of Syro-Mesopotamian history, from the beginning of urban civilization, with particular reference to the period of the II and I millennium B.C.

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