This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
The course deals with the various dimensions of the history of the Byzantine State (political, administrative, fiscal, etc.). Particular attention will be paid to the written sources (legal documents, protocols and lists of precedences, literary texts).
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course, the student will be capable of mastering the elements of the functioning of the Byzantine State. In order to achieve this, he will have mastered the various working tools, and will also be able to carry out a personal research on the Byzantine institutions.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The exam is a reading of a Byzantine text (in translation): the student selects the life of an emperor in the Chronicle of Skylitzes (in translation) and is invited to identify the institutional elements referred to in the text. The details of the exam are presented during the first class.
The exam can take place in French or in English.
English-friendly course: course taught in French but offering facilities in English.