Mediterranean Cult & Civ
The purpose of this course is to present a general view of the Mediterranean history from the Antiquity to Modern times. We will put a special emphasis on the Greek and Hellenistic period and on the Roman Empire. The Middle Ages with the rising of Islam, the crusades and the Italian cities will also be studied, as well as the Renaissance and the constitution of the Ottoman Empire.
We will finish our historical journey with the 19th century when Mediterranee was divided by western nations. Beyond the historical point of view, we will study the geographical and cultural aspects of the region. The course will thus have a pluridisciplinary approach.
Required Text: Jean Carpentier, Francois Lebrun, Histoire de la Méditerranée, editions seuil 2006.
N.B Students who choose section A can validate their credits in methodology (equivalent to 6525). (Besides regular credits this course may also count for one unit (i.e. 3 credits) in the M.A. in Mediterranean Studies program)