Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title THE AGE OF JUSTINIAN
Code CLAH356
Coordinator Dr V Zali-Schiel
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
V.Zali@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information

 

Aims

The module aims to examine the age of the Emperor Justinian, a fascinating period which is particularly well-attested through a number of different sources;

To shed light on features such as the life of a Late Classical court, diplomatic relations between great powers,religious conflict and change;

To trace the processes that changed the ancient world of late antiquity in the 6th century AD, which is a period of transition and change, in which the beginning of the Medieval Mediterranean took shape.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Successful students will be able to evaluate a range of ancient evidence that relates to the study of the emperor Justinian and his era.

(LO2) Successful students will be able to evaluate a range of ancient evidence that relates to the study of the wider Mediterranean world and the Near East during the era of Justinian.

(LO3) Successful students will have a strong understanding of modern scholarly debate and concepts that relate to the study of the emperor Justinian and his era.

(LO4) Successful students will have a strong understanding of modern scholarly debate and concepts that relate to the study of the wider Mediterranean world and the Near East during the era of Justinian

(S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - critical analysis.

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - academic writing (including referencing skills)

(S3) Research skills - all information skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.

Teaching method 2 - seminar.
Seminars will systematically investigate thematic aspects of the age of Justinian.

Self-directed learning: Reading, assessment preparation.


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Justinian and the later Roman empire;

Theodora;

Justinian and the later Roman empire;

Religious controversies;

Ostrogothic Italy;

The Nika Riot and Circus Factions;

The reconquest of the West;

The administration of the Empire;

Justinian and the law;

Literature, culture, classicism;

Persia and the Persian wars;

The Justinianic Plague;

Justinian’s religious policy;

The City of Constantinople;

The Justinianic building programme;

Retrospect: From Rome to Byzantium.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11

11

        22
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 131
TOTAL HOURS 153

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Online Exam. There is a reassessment t opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  2 hours    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -3000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.