The world of medieval art, albeit very appealing for present-day spectators, is a special microcosm. Most medieval works of art have lost their original context and even those which are in continuous use are subjects of changes from time to time. In order to understand the real significance of medieval art we have to...
Instructor: Béla Zsolt Szakács
The class is an introduction into the analysis of daily life in the past. It concentrates on the Middle |Ages and the early modern period, but offers also comparative approaches to earlier and later eras. Special attention is paid to theoretical and methodological aspects of analysis, the usage of various types of...
Instructor: Gerhard Jaritz
Late Antiquity is the growth industry of recent historiography. But what is Late Antiquity and what made it so important for our generation? This multidisciplinary course introduces students not only into the concept of Late Antiquity as a historical era, but also into contemporary (structuralist and deconstructionist...
Instructor: Marianne Sághy
In historiography of the Ottoman Empire, the sixteenth century has traditionally been depicted as a “magnificent” apogee of a “classical age” (which is said to have lasted from c. 1300 to c. 1600). However, as recent research suggests, rather than featuring “classical” forms of imperial institutions, in the sense of “...
Instructor: Tijana Krstić
TA: Karen StarkThe purpose of this course is to familiarize students with key texts and consequential theoretical interpretations of Latin hagiography from late antiquity to the late Middle Ages. Offering a multidisciplinary approach to the lives of the saints, it challenges divisions between the discliplines of...
Instructor: Marianne Sághy
An overview of some of the most important ideas and concepts in political and ecclesiastical thought from Antiquity until the ReformationNOTE: It is a core class which can go with tutorial. If you take it with tutorial you earn 4 credits, without tutorial it is for 2 credits.
Instructor: Daniel Ziemann
The course will focus on fifteenth century religious history, as influenced by the reform-currents, the ‘obsernacees’ of the two most influential religious orders in the later Middle Ages: the Franciscans and the Dominicans. Our discussion starts with a quick overview, how these orders were founded and evolved...
Instructor: Gábor Klaniczay
By observing the changes in urban landscapes of the late medieval and early modern cities in Anatolia and the Balkans the course examines the process of evolution of the Ottoman perception of urban spatial order. Conceptualizing the emergence of Islamic infrastructure, which adapted the space of the medieval Christian...
Instructor: Grigor Boykov
In the fifteenth the Ottoman polity developed into an early modern empire that shared historical space and time with empires such as the Habsburg, the Russian, Safavid and Moghul along with Mediterranean and seafaring states such as the Spanish, French and English monarchies. It had to address similar problems as...
Instructor: Christoph Neumann