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Professor
ROSSANA MARTORELLI (Tit.)
Period
Second Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[20/42]  CLASSICAL AND MODERN PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURE [42/00 - Ord. 2008]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30
[20/44]  HISTORY AND SOCIETY [44/00 - Ord. 2016]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30

Objectives

A. Knowledge and understanding: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the problems and monumental, urban and material phenomena of European civilization, of the theoretical and methodological aspects, results of the main research directions of Postclassical Archeology, which extend and strengthen the basic knowledge obtained in the three-year degree course and allow the elaboration and application of original ideas also in a research context;
B. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: ability to apply knowledge and understanding to the reading of archaeological sources for the post-classical period; to be able to carry out bibliographic and archival searches and to apply the knowledge acquired to the analysis of material evidence and findings relating to the aforementioned period.
C. Autonomy of judgment: knowing how to understand, elaborate and critically and independently evaluate the information concerning old and new issues connected to the sector of the Postclassical Archeology discipline, in order to reconstruct the historical, social and economic phenomena and to contextualize them in the panorama of epoch; be able to collaborate with personal contribution in the analysis, identification and study of archaeological sites and contexts.
D. Communication skills: to achieve the ability to present the acquired data, in oral and written form, to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors; knowing how to communicate the fundamental concepts of Postclassical Archeologies in a clear way and with adequate scientific vocabulary.
E. Learning skills: acquire the correct methodology and specialist knowledge to continue to independently study the monumental and material evidence ascribable to the post-classical period; show attention to the aspects of their protection and enhancement; acquire and develop the skills necessary for a future activity in the field of post-classical archeology.

Prerequisites

- An important prerequisite is the possession of a solid basic knowledge both as regards the language and the main historical and geographical coordinates of the Euro-Mediterranean context.
- For a better understanding of the subject and performance in exams students are advised to attend and / or take the exam with a specialized preparation of Roman history and of Greek and Roman archeology and history of art. Furthermore, it is required to know the main themes and problems of medieval history, archeology and history of art and to know how to place the sites and areas mentioned in the course in the Euro-Mediterranean geographical framework.

Contents

The course given in Module A focuses on the western Mediterranean: 1. The age of migrations of the so-called peoples. barbarians through archaeological evidence and material culture: Goths, Visigoths, Vandals, Byzantines, Merovingians and Burgundians, Lombards 2. Religious aspects of the barbarian peoples: orthodoxy and Arianism 3. Sardinia and the “barbaric” peoples; 4: In-depth study of: The "capital" cities of the Lombards.

Teaching Methods

The course includes lectures; in compliance with the safety regulations in force, classroom exercises, laboratory activities and inspections of the monuments will be scheduled.
To meet specific educational needs related to the epidemiological situation, there is the possibility of live streaming lessons or recordings of the same available online. Furthermore, the exercises can be carried out through forms of remote interaction with the available IT supports.

Verification of learning

- Verification of learning is carried out with an oral test in which questions and images relating to archaeological contexts and methodological aspects of post-classical archeology are proposed. All the topics and problems addressed in the course will be subject of examination.
- The student must demonstrate that they have acquired knowledge of the relative aspects of post-classical archeology in the western (Module A) and eastern (Module B) Mediterranean in its evolution over the centuries; to know how to apply knowledge and understanding to the reading of the monumental and material testimonies of the period from the early fifth century to the eleventh century in the West and the fifteenth in the East to be able to read and critically evaluate archaeological evidence; to be able to communicate the fundamental concepts of archeology in the post-classical period with an adequate vocabulary.
- The final evaluation will be expressed through a mark out of thirty, with a score between 18/30 and 30/30, attributed according to the following elements: understanding and knowledge of the contents; fluidity of exposure; appropriate language. The final grade will be subject to the degree of satisfaction of the aforementioned elements.

Verification of learning

- Verification of learning is carried out with an oral test in which questions and images relating to archaeological contexts and methodological aspects of post-classical archeology are proposed. All the topics and problems addressed in the course will be subject of examination.
- The student must demonstrate that they have acquired knowledge of the relative aspects of post-classical archeology in the western (Module A) and eastern (Module B) Mediterranean in its evolution over the centuries; to know how to apply knowledge and understanding to the reading of the monumental and material testimonies of the period from the early fifth century to the eleventh century in the West and the fifteenth in the East to be able to read and critically evaluate archaeological evidence; to be able to communicate the fundamental concepts of archeology in the post-classical period with an adequate vocabulary.
- The final evaluation will be expressed through a mark out of thirty, with a score between 18/30 and 30/30, attributed according to the following elements: understanding and knowledge of the contents; fluidity of exposure; appropriate language. The final grade will be subject to the degree of satisfaction of the aforementioned elements.

Texts

Enciclopedia dell’Arte medievale, alle voci Goti, Vandali, Merovingi e Longobardi [Disponibile on line]
G.P. BROGIOLO, A. CHAVARRÍA ARNAU, Archeologia postclassica. Temi, strumenti, prospettive, Roma 2020, pp. 81-131, 177-215, 271-297; M. VALENTI, Ogni tempo ha la sua storia: interessi culturali e politici nello studio dei Germani, in Alla ricerca di un passato complesso. Contributi in onore di Gian Pietro Brogiolo per il suo settantesimo compleanno, a cura di A. Chavarría Arnau, M. Jurković, Zagreb - Motovun 2016, pp. 109-136 [scaricabile da academi.edu]; R. MARTORELLI, La diffusione del cristianesimo in Sardegna in epoca vandala, in R.M. Bonacasa, E. Vitale (a cura di), La cristianizzazione in Italia fra tardoantico e altomedioevo. Atti del IX CNAC (Agrigento, 20-25 novembre 2004), Palermo 2007, pp. 1419-1448 [scaricabile da academia.edu]

For the in-depth topic:
M. ROTILI, S. RAPUANO, M.R. CATALDO, Nuovi dati su Benevento nella tarda antichità, in STAIM 2. Paesaggi e insediamenti urbani in Italia meridionale fra tardoantico e alto medioevo. Atti del secondo seminario sul tardoantico e l’altomedioevo in Italia meridionale (Foggia – Monte Sant’Angelo 27-28 maggio 2006), Bari 2011, pp. 309-328. [scaricabile da academia.edu]; P. MAJOCCHI, Pavia capitale del regno longobardo: strutture urbane e identità civica, in I Longobardi e Pavia: miti, realtà e prospettive di ricerca, Milano, Cisalpino, 2014, pp. 29-42. [scaricabile da academia.edu]; C. GIOSTRA, I Longobardi e le città: forme materiali e scelte culturali, in Hortus artium medie valium, 20, 2014, pp 48-62 [scaricabile da academia.edu].

More Information

The bibliographic material to take the exam is fully available online, as indicated in the Texts field.
Furthermore, the pdf of the lessons will be inserted AT THE END OF THE COURSE in the professor page of Prof. Rossana Martorelli accessible with the following path:
For clarifications on topics presented in the course or on exam procedures, Prof. Martorelli is available every Tuesday in her office (Department of History, Cultural Heritage and Territory - Cittadella dei Musei) from 11 to 13 a.m. (any changes will be communicated on Prof. Martorelli's teaching page).
Should the conditions related to the health emergency persist, you must contact the professor at the email address martorel@unica.it and arrange an appointment for seeing in presence, or by Skype or Teams.

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