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Syllabus 2019-20 - 12813003 - Egyptology (Egiptología)

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DEGREE: Grado en Arqueología
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Egyptology
CODE: 12813003 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: PC
 
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

1.- Egyptology as a Historic science

Origin of the Egyptology

Development in the 19th & 20th centuries

Egyptology today: Challenges and the future of Egyptology

2.- Sources and Methods in Egyptology

Geography

Chronology

Anthropology

Archaeology

Art and Iconography

Papyrology

Philology

3.- History of Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian view of the past

Modern divisions of the History of Ancient Egypt

The Predynastic period

Early Dynastic

Old Kingdom

First Intermediate Period

Middle Kingdom

Second Intermediate Period

New Kingdom

Third Intermediate Period

Late Period

Graeco-Roman Egypt

 4.- Writing and Egyptian language: from the Afroasiatic to the Coptic

Writing materials

Principles of the hieroglyphic system

The origins of the hieroglyphic system

Old Egyptian

Middle Egyptian

Late Egyptian

Demotic

Coptic

 

5.- Ancient Egyptian religion

The idea of god in Ancient Egypt

Cosmogonies and Theogonies

Religious anthropology

The priesthood

Cult and rituals

Magic

The death and the afterlife

The mummification

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The teaching of the present subject will be divided into theoretical classes and practical classes. The former will consist on discursive teaching supported by visual tools, which permit to understand material and conceptual aspects. The latter will consist on the contextualisation and analyses of ancient Egyptian texts, which will be complementary to the theoretical analysis.

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 evaluation of the subject is based on the theoretical examination and the daily work with the texts. In addition the student will have the possibility to work in a personal essay, whose topic will be chosen with the professor's help.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The Oxford history of Ancient Egypt. Edition: New ed. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003  (Library)
  • The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100-650 B.C.). Edition: 2nd ed. with suppl., repr. with new preface. Author: Kitchen, K. A. (Kenneth Anderson). Publisher: Warminster : Aris & Phillips, 2009.  (Library)
  • The ancient Egyptian language : an historical study. Edition: -. Author: Allen, James P.. Publisher: Cambridge : New York ; Cambridge University Press, 2013  (Library)
  • Ancient Egyptian administration. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Leiden (The Netherlands) ; Boston : Brill, 2013  (Library)
  • Following Osiris: Perspectives on the Osirian Afterlife from Four Millennia. Edition: -. Author: Mark Smith. Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Histories of Egyptology : interdisciplinary measures. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014  (Library)
  • Egyptian bioarchaeology [Recurso electrónico] : humans, animals, and the environment. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: -  (Library)
  • Handbook of Ancient Nubia. Edition: -. Author: D. Raue. Publisher: Gruyter
  • The Materiality of Texts from Ancient Egypt: New Approaches to the Study of Textual Material from the Early Pharaonic to the Late Antique Period. Edition: -. Author: F. A. J. Hoogendijk, S. M. T. Van Gompel. Publisher: Brill
  • Feasts and Fights: Essays on Time in Ancient Egypt . Edition: -. Author: A. Spalinger. Publisher: Yale Egyptological Institute
  • The Hyksos Ruler Khyan and the Early Second Intermediate Period in Egypt: Problems and Priorities of Current Research.. Edition: -. Author: I. Forstner-Múller, N. Moeller. Publisher: Holzhausen
  • Social Networks in Byzantine Egypt. Edition: -. Author: G. Ruffini. Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • The Myth of Egypt and Its Hieroglyphs in European Tradition. Edition: -. Author: Erik Iversen. Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • War and Trade with the Pharaohs: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Egypt's Foreign Relations . Edition: -. Author: Garry J. Shaw. Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • The Craft of a Good Scribe: History, Narrative and Meaning in the First Tale of Setne Khaemwas . Edition: -. Author: Steve Vinson. Publisher: Harvard Egyptological Studies