History and Society of the Near East and Ancient Egypt

lglor1511  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

History and Society of the Near East and Ancient Egypt
5.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2023-2024 !

Main themes
An introduction to the history and geography of the Ancient Near East and of pharaonic Egypt.
Alternating with LGLOR1513, this course deals with the following themes:
1. The geographical and chronological framework of the Ancient Near East and Egypt;
2. The type of sources at the basis of historical reconstruction;
3. A detailed presentation of important periods and reigns;
4. The foundations of the monarchy and principal institutions.
Learning outcomes

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

date and locate the different civilisations, the richest periods and the most significant reigns.
In order to achieve this goal, he will have acquired a knowledge of the historic and geographical frameworks.
This course has two successive parts.
1. For the Ancient Near East, the course includes:
  • the geography and chronology, including a discussion of the bibliography;
  • generalities such as the historical sources, institutions, socio-economic life;
  • political and socio-economic history (a chronological overview).
2. For pharaonic Egypt, it includes:
  • the division of time, chronology and its foundations, sources and problems;
  • a historical overview of the different periods, emphasising the important reigns and realisations of these kings;
  • the royalty and the principal institutions.
Teaching methods
The course is given by means of ppt that are well illustrated, including maps, texts and pictures.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam, based on a written preparation. The student will be questioned successively by the two teachers.
Online resources
The Moodle server allows one to obtain:
- the syllabus on the history of the Ancient Near East, as well as the ppt of the course.
- the ppt of the part of the course on Egypt, as well as a bibliography.
Un résumé écrit est fourni pour le Proche-Orient.
Pour l'Égypte, l'étudiant peut compléter les ppt du cours par la lecture de :
S. Desplanques, L'Égypte ancienne (Que sais-je ?, 247), Paris, 2005.
Autre lecture utile :
J.-C. Margueron, L. Pfirsch, Le Proche-Orient et l'Égypte antiques, Paris, 1996.
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus partie "Proche-Orient ancien"
  • Présentation ppt partie "Proche-Orient ancien"
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Minor in Antiquity: Egypt, Eastern World, Greece, Rome