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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12413005 - History of Religions and Political Thought in Ancient Times (Historia de las religiones y del pensamiento político en la antigüedad)

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DEGREE: Grado en Geografía e historia
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: History of Religions and Political Thought in Ancient Times
CODE: 12413005 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3, 4 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: JIMÉNEZ SERRANO, ALEJANDRO JUAN
DEPARTMENT: U132 - ANTROPOLOGIA, GEOGRAFÍA E HISTORIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 445 - HISTORIA ANTIGUA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 327 E-MAIL: ajiserra@ujaen.es P: 953213464
WEBSITE: https://uvirtual.ujaen.es/srv/es/informacionacademica/tutorias/p/25007
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Part I: Concepts and methods in the study of the ancient religions. Sources. Historiography of the History of Ancient Religions

 

Part II: Near Eastern religions

 

The political thought in the Near Eastern monarchies

Egypt

Mesopotamia

The Anatolian religions

Levantine religions

The religion of Israel

Mazdeism

 

Part III: Graeco-Roman religions

 

Political thought in Greece

The Aegean in the 2 ndmillennium BC

The Greek religion

The Hellenistic religion

The Roman religion

Political thought in Rome

The primitive Christianism

Political thought in early Christianism

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Every theme will be followed by different practical activities related to the theoric themes, such as analyses of religious texts, maps or iconography.

Colective tutorships will be carried out after each part of the subject, permiting to the students to solve any question arised after the study or open discussions.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The main part in the evaluation will be based in a theoric-practical exam in which the knowledge of the student will be evaluated (up to 60%). 

Notes of the Lecturer from the working class and interest shown by the student (up to 10%). This evaluation only will count if the theorical-practical exam has been passed .

A personal essay will count up to 30% of the subject. It will be important not only the work and originality of the topic, but alo its structure, ortography, style and presentation. This evaluation only will count if the theorical-practical exam has been passed.

 

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Concepts in Middle Kingdom Funerary Culture. Edition: -. Author: R. Nyord. Publisher: Brill
  • Through Hermopolitan Lenses: Studies on the So-Called Book of Two Ways in Ancient Egypt. Edition: -. Author: W. Sherbiny. Publisher: Brill
  • The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul . Edition: -. Author: J. J. Collins. Publisher: University of California Press
  • Royal Book of Protection of the Saite Period . Edition: -. Author: P. F. O'Rourke. Publisher: University of Exeter Press
  • Conversations in the House of Life: A New Translation of the Ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth. Edition: -. Author: K. T. Zauzich, R. Jasnow. Publisher: Harrassowitz
  • The Awakening of Osiris and the Transit of the Solar Barques: Royal Apotheosis in a Most Concise Book of the Underworld and Sky . Edition: -. Author: J. A. Roberson. Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG
  • 1 & 2 Kings: An Introduction and Study Guide: History and Story in Ancient Israel . Edition: -. Author: L. L. Grabbe. Publisher: T.& T.Clark
  • Performances of Ancient Jewish Letters: From Elephantine to MMT. Edition: -. Author: Marvin Lloyd Miller. Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh. Edition: -. Author: N. Sandars. Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer. Edition: -. Author: D. Wolkstein, S. N. Kramer. Publisher: Harper & Row
  • The Treasures of Darkness: A History of Mesopotamian Religion. Edition: -. Author: T. Jakobsen. Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Who Wrote the Bible ?. Edition: -. Author: R. Friedman. Publisher: INGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC
  • Did God Have a Wife?: Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel . Edition: -. Author: W. G. Dever. Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel. Edition: -. Author: M. S. Smith. Publisher: HarperCollins
  • The Mind of Egypt: History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs. Edition: -. Author: J. Assmann. Publisher: Harvard University Press