This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
Alternately with LGLOR2522, this course deals with the following themes, on the base of textual sources and scientific studies:
1. Themes specific to one epoch or to a given region;
2. The development or the disappearance of a cultural phenomenon, in relevance to historical or religious circumstances;
3. The relation between culture and literary memory;
4. The interaction between Greek and Oriental milieus.
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 textual sources and to questions specific to these communities. He will be able of undertaking a research of limited dimensions on one of the cultural aspects of the Christian communities in the Orient, and of presenting his conclusions orally.
- the invention of new alphabets in the Christian Orient, their role in cultural and national shaping;
- the genesis of oriental Christian literatures, and their connection to the Greek tradition;
- the assimilation and separation of oriental civilisations as regards the Greek heritage;
- the problem of the cultural identity of oriental Christianity;
- the Persian influence in the Caucasus;
- international monasteries and cultural exchange in Palestine and in the Black Mountain (Antioch).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Large extracts of the texts concerned will be read and commented on in the course.
The students will be expected to read the monographs and articles that accompany the course (in French, in English, or, if necessary, in other languages), and to study a specific theme, to be presented both orally and in a written synthesis.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Evaluation is continuous. The students are marked on the work of synthesis and its oral presentation.