Medieval archeology (i+p) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S004607
Credits
12
Coordinator
Fabio Saggioro
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-ANT/08-CHRISTIAN AND MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY CuCi IA Fabio Saggioro
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-ANT/08-CHRISTIAN AND MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY CuCi IB Fabio Saggioro

Learning outcomes

The course provides an overview of the topics of Medieval Archaeology. It allows a critical approach to material culture and archaeological sources of the medieval period and their interpretative process, also through interdisciplinary comparison with written sources. Lectures provide an economic and social picture of the early Middle Ages through exchanges and trade between the Mediterranean and North European worlds. We want to underline the economic-social transformations, observing the circulation of goods and people, the paths and the productive systems.

Syllabus

The advanced course will be structured in three parts:

1) general picture of the economic system: from Pirenne to McCormick. Scientific Ideas and positions on Trade in Early Middle Ages. Local economic systems: productions between luxury goods, food and landscapes.

2) Examples and Case Studies: The Status of Research.

3) recognize products and materials: study and recognition of archaeological finds of medieval times.

Assessment methods and criteria


The exam will be conducted with an interview aimed at assessing the general knowledge of the discipline, scientific terminology and the ability to critically analyze the data.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
A. Augenti Archeologia dell'Italia Medievale Laterza 2016
S. Gelichi (a cura di) Quaranta anni di Archeologia Medievale in Italia. La rivista, i temi, la teoria, i metodi, Firenze 2014, pp. 157-172. All'Insegna del Giglio 2014