Historical Texts Babylonia

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

This course aims to introduce learners of Akkadian to less standardized
types of cuneiform script, as well as to the Assyrian dialect. At the
same time the readings will consolidate knowledge of grammar and
translation skills. Students will expand their knowledge base of
historical facts, learn to evaluate historical sources critically and to
understand the subtleties of international relations that are often
hidden in narrative frameworks determined by the narrator’s worldview.
Students will acquire methods of modern historiography.

Inhoud vak

Reading of important historical texts on international relations in the
Ancient Near East. The emphasis lies on the period between the 14th and
the early 6th century BC (Amarna period until the end of the Neo-
Assyrian empire). The texts are chosen according to historical
importance and their ability to inspire interest and enjoyment. Some of
the Akkadian texts will be juxtaposed with descriptions of the same
event in the Bible and/or related episodes in Herodotus and Josephus.


Seminar (werkcollege)


Participation in class and homework, oral presentation in class. (Grades
0-10), aanwezigheidsplicht.

Vereiste voorkennis

Babylonisch Id or comparable language skills in Akkadian


2nd and 3rd year students of Ancient Studies with Babylonian

Overige informatie

The course will be offered in alternating years with Historical Text
Assyria. This course will be taught in 2018-2019.
It is recommended to attend the course History and Culture of the
Ancient Near East once alongside Historical Texts A or B.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_SABAOHK211
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. R. de Boer
Examinator dr. R. de Boer

Praktische informatie

Voor dit vak moet je zelf intekenen.

Voor dit vak kun je last-minute intekenen.

Werkvormen Werkcollege

Dit vak is ook toegankelijk als: