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Byzantium in the Age of the Emperors, 306-1453AD - AHIS323

This unit comprises the study of Byzantine history from the foundation of Constantinople in the fourth century AD onwards. It focuses on the role of the emperors as continuators of the Roman imperial tradition, and on the continuity/discontinuity of the classical tradition, as well as on contacts between the Byzantines and the Arabs (East), Medieval Europe (West), and the South Slavs (Balkans). Major themes include: interactions between emperors and their subjects; the Eastern Orthodox religious tradition; historiography; legislative developments; art and architecture; philosophy; humanism; monasticism; iconoclasm; and the role of women in society.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Meaghan McEvoy

39cp at 100 level or above or (6cp in AHIS or AHST units at 200 level) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIS222, AHIS223, AHIS322, AHST235, AHST335
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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