Ancient Dynasties - ARTS3283

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 24 units of credit in the History stream

Excluded: ARTS3272

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: History

"Ancient & Medieval Dynasties" explores the acquisition and maintenance of social status and political power by families in ancient and medieval societies of Europe and the Mediterranean. This course uses the rubric of the "dynasty" to explore the nexus between social and political history. It demonstrates how historians approach the study of family history, social status, and political legitimacy. The module will be divided into two sections: (1) an introduction to the historiography of dynastic history, including approaches such as prosopography, epigraphy, and numismatics; (2) the exploration of case studies in dynastic history using these approaches.


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