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Unit convenor and teaching staff
Danijel DzinoCourse coordinator
40cp at 1000 level or above
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 continuateos 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; historiography; legislative developments; art and architecture; philosophy; monasticism; iconoclasm; and the role of women in society.
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Late Submission Penalty
Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, a penalty for lateness will apply – ten (10) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.
Grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released.
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2500 word research essay, on one topic selected from list of choices (with an expected minimum of 10 scholarly works used in addition to primary sources).
Students will do two online quizzes related to the teaching content.
Internal students will give a 10-minute tutorial presentation, due at the relevant tutorial week, and based on the reading for that tutorial. External students will deliver presentation in online tutorial or record it through Zoom and post it in iLearn.
Topics will be chosen and allocated in the first week of the session.
Academic bibliography of at least 5 works of modern scholarship in addition to the primary sources, combined with a 1000 word synthesis of scholarly views on the sources and the chosen topic. Based on the topic of the essay.
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Lectures are pre-recorded and will be available via Echo 360, together with powerpoints from the lectures. In order to successfully complete the unit, candidates must attempt all items of assessment and achieve an overall mark of 50% or above. Key readings for the unit (and particularly for weekly tutorials) will be provided through the iLearn site for this unit and through the MQ library website. Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient. Basic computer skills (e.g., internet browsing) and skills in word processing are also a requirement. Any problems, contact firstname.lastname@example.org (9850 4357). Consultations by appointment - please email Dr Danijel Džino email@example.com to arrange the meeting.
From Constantine to Justinian
Tutorial Topic: Ecclesiastical History – Eusebius of Caesarea
The City of Constantinople / The Role of the Emperor and Empress
Tutorial Topic: Imperial Invective – Procopius, The Secret History
Early Ecclesiastical Disputes in Byzantium / Byzantium, Sasanian Persia and Arabia before Islam
Tutorial Topic: Secular History – Procopius’ Wars
Justinian to Heraclius / Constantinople as a Centre of Trade
Tutorial Topic: Chronicles – Theophanes Confessor on Heraclius
The Rise of Early Islam / Urban Decline and Elite Transformation in the Seventh Century
Tutorial Topic: Pilgrimage Accounts – the Piacenza Pilgrim
The Western Dominions I. Survival (568-812)
Tutorial Topic: Military Treatises – the Strategikon of Maurice
Tutorial Topic: Hagiography – Life of Matrona
Western Dominions II. The Force Awakens (812-1025)
Tutorial Topic: Diplomatic Treatises – De Administrando Imperio
Gender and Sexuality in Byzantium / The Abassid Caliphate, the Macedonian Dynasty and Byzantine Literary Culture
Tutorial Topic: Diplomacy and Ceremony – Liudprand of Cremona
Byzantine Art and Archaeology/ The Bogomils and other heresies
Tutorial Topic: Material Culture
Byzantium and the Crusades / The Sack of 1204, the Latin Empire, and the Byzantine Successor States
Tutorial Topic: Crusade Accounts – Niketas Choniates
The Final Centuries and the Fall of Constantinople in 1453
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Unit information based on version 2021.04 of the Handbook