Questions of Ancient History

LHIST1331  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Questions of Ancient History
5.0 credits
30.0 h

Main themes

Attentive to spatial and temporal changes, the course will be based on a documentary corpus available in translation. It will develop, for Antiquity, the knowledge of institutional frameworks, in the sociological sense of the term: constituted by a set of tasks, beliefs, rules, practices and behaviours instituted between people, these institutional frameworks have a particular purpose and a certain stability over time. These institutions can be political, social, religious, economic, cultural and religious. Their knowledge is essential for research on Antiquity and will introduce them to recent historiographical problems and methods.


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    At the end of this course, the student will be able to place an institution (considered in a broad sense) in its political, ideological, economic, social and cultural context, to analyse its skills and functioning, and to identify the actors involved, for Antiquity. It will also be able to place in their historiographical context the questions currently being debated by the research.Méthode

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Minor in History

Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Bachelor in History