L-FIL-LET/07 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

The course presents the sketch of about 1100 years of Byzantine history and introduces the history of Byzantium in the fourth century, when Emperor Constantine founded Constantinople as the “New Rome”, and ends with the fall of Constantinople in 1453 AD.

Course Structure

Frontal Lessons on Byzantine History

Detailed Course Content

A) A sketch of Byzantine History (6 CFU).

B) Byzantine Italy (3 CFU).

Textbook Information

The first part (Part A) of the program consists of the study of these books:

G. Ravegnani, Introduzione alla storia bizantina, Bologna, Il Mulino 2006, pp. 1-203.

J. Harris, Costantinopoli, Bologna, Il Mulino 2015, pp. 1-278.

Av. Cameron, I Bizantini, trad. it., Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008, pp. 1-323.


On Byzantine Italy (Part B):

F. Burgarella, “Bisanzio in Sicilia e nell’Italia Meridionale: i riflessi politici”, in Il Mezzogiorno dai Bizantini a Federico II, Torino 1983 (Storia d’Italia diretta da G. Galasso, vol. III), pp. 129-248..


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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