History and Society of the Near East and Ancient Egypt II

lglor2511  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

History and Society of the Near East and Ancient Egypt II
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Language
French
Prerequisites
It is advisable that the student has followed the course LGLOR1511, and that he possesses an elementary knowledge of Akkadian, Hittite and/or Egyptian.
Main themes
In-depth study of the Ancient Near East and of pharaonic Egypt.
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
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 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.
 
Content
This course consists of three successive parts.
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.
Teaching methods

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.
Evaluation methods

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.
Online resources
The following are available on the Moodle server :
- the textual material and the power points of themes relating to the Ancient Near East;
- the ppt of themes relating to Egypt.
Bibliography
Pour le Proche-Orient, les éléments bibliographiques seront fournis en fonction des thèmes choisis.
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.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General