Scheda programma d'esame
ARCHEOLOGIA E STORIA DELLA PENISOLA ARABA
ALESSANDRA AVANZINI
Anno accademico2016/17
CdSLETTERE
Codice135LL
CFU6
PeriodoSecondo semestre

ModuliSettoreTipoOreDocente/i
ARCHEOLOGIA E STORIA DELLA PENISOLA ARABAL-OR/05LEZIONI36
ALESSANDRA AVANZINI unimap
Learning outcomes
Knowledge

The student who completes the course successfully will be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of the main processes and events in the history of the Arabian Peninsula during pre-Islamic times. He or she will be able to look critically at the sources (literary, archaeological and epigraphic) and at the dibated chronological problems. Lastly, he or she will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the social and religious and economic peculiarities of pre-Islamic Arabia, with a special focus on Southern Arabia, and of the role of the Arabian civilization in the context of the Ancient Near Eastern studies.

Assessment criteria of knowledge

- During the oral exam the student must be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of the course material and be able to discuss the reading matter thoughtfully and with propriety of expression. - The student's ability to explain correctly the topics of the two/three selected articles will also be assessed.

Methods:

  • Final oral exam
Teaching methods

Delivery: face to face

Learning activities:

  • attending lectures
  • participation in seminar
  • individual study

Attendance: Advised

Teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Seminar
Programma (contenuti dell'insegnamento)

Fonti dirette e indirette sull’Arabia Meridionale

Le scoperte e le raccolte

La cronologia

L’inizio della storia: i modelli di formazione

L'età del Bronzo 

Il passaggio tra Bronzo e Ferro

Saba e Jawf fra VIII-VII sec. A.C.

L'inizio della ricerca archeologica in Yemen

La storia dell’arte sudarabica

Syllabus

The course covers the history of pre-Islamic Arabia (i.e. until the VII century AD), paying special attention to South Arabia and to the caravan towns of Central and North Arabia which flourished on the incense routes. The reconstruction of the history of pre-Islamic Arabia and of the peculiarities of its civilization will be provided, focusing on the analysis of the archaeological and epigraphic sources.

Bibliografia e materiale didattico

Avanzini, Alessandra. By Land and by Sea: A history of South Arabia before Islam recounted from inscriptions. Roma: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2016.

Traduzione inglese delle iscrizioni trascritte nel manuale, in particolare di quelle trattate a lezione (Ja 2113, Ja 2118, Ja 2106, RES 3945, RES 3946). Per consultazione: DASI - Digital Archive of pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions [http://dasi.humnet.unipi.it].

Indicazioni per non frequentanti

Gli studenti non frequentanti sono pregati di contattare il docente per concordare il programma d'esame.

Modalità d'esame

Esame orale

Stage e tirocini

É possibile partecipare a campagne di scavo in Oman presso i siti di Khor Rori e Salut

Note

Il corso inizierà il 23 febbraio alle 12:00 presso l'aula G4 del Polo Guidotti (via Trieste 38).

Ultimo aggiornamento 02/05/2017 18:57