Basic knowledge of the main european languages; the recommended bibliography may be also in english, french and spanish.
The course aims to provide a basic overview on the general features and chronology of the main pre-classical civilizations of the Ancient Near East, between mid 4th and 1st millennium BC.
Acquisition of detalied knowledge on historical events, on cultural components & urban tissues of the Eastern Mediterranean, with specific reference to the Syro-palestinian coast and the Levant in the late 2nd and 1st millennium BC.
This course examines the interconnected cultures of the eastern Mediterranean from the Late Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period (IVth-IIIrd Century BC).
The Syro-Palestinian coast: the territorial configuration in the Late Bronze Age; the cities of Phoenicia from the Iron Age to the Hellenistic period; contacts between the levant and the West.
A short historical introduction and an analysis of the archeological research in the region will be followed by a presentation of the main archaeological sites, architectural monuments, and works of art and craftmanship.
P. MATTHIAE, Prima lezione di archeologia orientale, Laterza, Bari 2015; S.F. BONDÌ et alii, Fenici e Cartaginesi. Una civiltà mediterranea, Roma 2009 (parte orientale); additional texts will be indicated during the course.
Lectures with projected images; conferences, seminars, laboratory and workshops.
Readiness to offer individual assistance also in a foreign language to incoming students: French/Spanish
Availability of supporting material and bibliographic references also in a foreign language: Additional texts in a foreign language will be indicated during the course
Readiness to accept examination of incoming students also in a foreign language: French/Spanish