Byzantium in the Age of the Emperors
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- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion you will be able to
- illustrate a broad knowledge of historical developments, research principles and specific methods relevant to the study of Byzantine History.
- Conceptualise, apply, and analyse primary and secondary texts and images to develop coherent arguments about the age of Byzantium.
- Present clear and evidence based exposition of knowledge and ideas in response to on-line or on campus discussion of historical questions relevant to the study of Byzantium.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
Pre-requisite: completion of 40cp
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
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; historiography; legislative developments; art and architecture; philosophy; monasticism; iconoclasm; and the role of women in society.
- Annotate bibliography (20%)
- Presentation (20%)
- online quizzes (20%)
- Essay (40%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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