This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
Alternating with LGLOR2512, this course deals with the following themes, on the base of textual, archaeological and iconographical sources:
1. One or several themes concerning Ancient Near Eastern history;
2. One or several themes concerning Egyptian history;
3. The question of Egyptian-Hittite relations
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course, the student will be familiar with a rigorous scientific approach to specific questions on the history of these civilisations.
1. The Ancient Near East (Jan Tavernier), possible themes:
- the role of Syria in the Hittite Empire (15-13th centuries B.C.);
- the image of the Hittites in the eyes of the Mesopotamians;
- specific issues in Elamite history.
2. Egyptian/Hittite relations (Jan Tavernier and Claude Obsomer)
- the 14th Century (the Hittite expansion under Suppiluliuma I);
- the 13th Century (the campaigns of Seti I and Ramses II, the Egyptian-Hittite treaty).
3. Pharaonic Egypt (Claude Obsomer), possible themes:
- Egypt's relations with Nubia (to the south);
- aspects of the reign of Ramesses II.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course will be given using abundantly illustrated ppt, including maps, texts and pictures.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.An oral exam, on the basis of written preparation. The student will be questioned by one of the two teachers.
- the textual material and the power points of themes relating to the Ancient Near East;
- the ppt of themes relating to Egypt.
Pour l'Égypte :
- T.C. Bryce, The Kingdom of the Hittites, 2e éd., Oxford, 2005.
- Cl. Obsomer, dans M.-C. Bruwier, Pharaons noirs, Mariemont, 2007, p. 39-75.
- Cl. Obsomer, Ramsès II, Paris, 2012.