640012 UE Sources and Studies in Ancient History: The Cults of Saints in Christian Late Antiquity

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640012
UE Sources and Studies in Ancient History: The Cults of Saints in Christian Late Antiquity
UE 1
2,5
every 2 weeks
each semester
German

The acquisition of basic skills in dealing with ancient sources.

This tutorial will offer an introduction to the development of the cult of saints in Late Antiquity. Saints, in their presence as living people, as relics, or as figures of thought, influenced the lives of Christians for centuries, starting in Late Antiquity. By analysing hagiographic and historiographic sources, students will also learn how to handle ancient sources in a critical and scholarly manner.

Combination of lecture, reading tasks, exercises and a final essay.

Participation and final essay

Relevant literature will be announced during the course.

Online registration required. Limited number of participants.

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