Culture and Civilization the Near Eastern and Ancient Egyptian II

lglor2512  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Culture and Civilization the Near Eastern and Ancient Egyptian 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 being organized in 2020-2021
Language
French
Prerequisites
It is advisable that the student has followed the course LGLOR1512, 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 LGLOR2511, this course deals with the following themes, on the base of textual, archaeological and iconographical sources:
1. Themes relating to the religion of the Ancient Near East (gods and cults);
2. Themes relating to the literature of ancient Egypt.
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 cultural history of these civilisations (literature and religion).
 
Content
This course consists of two successive parts.
1. Religion of the Ancient Near East  (Jan Tavernier):
- discussion of the beliefs developed in the following regions: Mesopotamia, Elam, Iran and Anatolia.
2. Literature of Ancient Egypt (Benoît Lurson):
- corpus and theoritical approach.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

1. Religion of the Ancient Near East (Jan Tavernier):
The course will be given using abundantly illustrated ppt including maps, texts and pictures.
2. Literature of Ancient Egypt (Benoît Lurson):
An introduction to the literary genres of Ancient Egypt is given. It is completed by a study of examples of some of the genres, aimed at highlighting their formal characteristics. The students will actively participate by preparing translations or reviews.
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 both teachers. The mark for the part "Ancient Near East" and the mark for the part "Egypt" are each 50% of the final mark.
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 necessary material relatig to Egypt.
Bibliography
Pour le Proche-Orient, les éléments bibliographiques seront fournis au cours.
Pour l'Egypte :
- G. Burkard & H. J. Thissen, Einführung in die altägyptische Literaturgeschichte I: Altes und Mittleres Reich, 4. Auflage, Einführungen und Quellentexte zur Ägyptologie 1, 2012.
- G. Burkard & H. J. Thissen, Einführung in die altägyptische Literaturgeschichte II: Neues Reich, 2. Auflage, Einführungen und Quellentexte zur Ägyptologie 6, 2009.
- A. Loprieno (éd.), Ancient Egyptian Literature: History and Forms, PdÄ 10, 1996.
- Moers, G., 2010, « New Kingdom Literature », in: A. B. Lloyd (éd.), A Companion to Ancient Egypt, Volume II, Chichester, 685–708.
- A. Loprieno (éd.), Ancient Egyptian Literature: History and Forms, PdÄ 10, 1996.
- G. Moers, Fingierte Welten in der ägyptischen Literatur des 2. Jahrtausends v. Chr.: Grenzüberschreitung, Reisemotiv und Fiktionalität, Probleme der Ägyptologie 19, 2001.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
In the event that the health crisis does not allow the course to be given face-to-face, the course will be given remotely, via Teams.
Evaluation methods
In the event that the health crisis does not allow the oral examination to take place face-to-face, it will take place remotely, via Teams.


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