This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
The course deals with a number of themes which require a first-hand work on the sources in their original language. The first themes will be chosen by those invited to attend the seminar (lecturers, researchers and graduates). The following themes will be presented by students who are inscribed for the course, as the results of a personal research.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this seminar, the student will be familiar with a rigorous scientific approach to the textual and iconographic sources at the base of our knowledge. He will be able to give an oral presentation of a question that he has personally studied.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Weekly seminars in person or online (via Teams). The teachers present, translate and analyze the texts, before discussing with the students. Active student participation is expected, i.e. regular course attendance and preparations.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Written exam. The exam consists of two questions; one on Egypt and the other on the ancient Near East. Each question will be attributed 50% of the mark.
- S. Gaspa (2019). Administrative texts and their “Sitz im Leben”: Text Production and Bureaucratic Contexts, in : G.B. Lanfranchi, R. Mattila and R. Rollinger (ed.), Writing Neo-Assyrian History: Sources, Problems and Approaches (SAAS XXIX), Helsinki: 275-299.
- E. Gorris (2020). Power and Politics in the Neo-Elamite Kingdom (Acta Iranica 60), Leuven.
- F. W. König (1977). Die elamischen Königsinschriften(AfO 16), Osnabrück. [EKI]
- M. Luukko (2019). Letters as a Historical Source: How to Use and Deal with Them, in : G.B. Lanfranchi, R. Mattila and R. Rollinger (ed.), Writing Neo-Assyrian History: Sources, Problems and Approaches (SAAS XXIX), Helsinki: 229-248.
- R. Matti (2000). The King's Magnates: A Study of the Highest Officials of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (SAAS XI), Helsinki.
- J. C. Moreno García, éd. (2013). Ancient Egyptian Administration(HdO 1,104), Leiden/Boston.
- G. P. F. van den Boorn (1988).The duties of the vizier: civil administration in the early New Kingdom(Studies in Egyptology), London/New York.
La bibliographie est susceptible d’être complétée au fil du séminaire.
Additional reference works will be communicated in the course of the seminar.
- Le serveur Moodle permet d’obtenir les documents nécessaires. Moodle platform provides access to all necessary course materials.