75658 - Archaeology of Emilia Romagna in the Medieval Period (1) (LM)

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  • Teacher Enrico Cirelli

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-ANT/08

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Mar 18, 2019 to May 17, 2019

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student deeply knows the Christian and medieval artistic civilization focused on the regional reality in light of the different external influences, in the period between the fifth and the twelfth century. Through the examination of a specific theme, analyzed in order to illustrate the correct methods of interpretation, knows every kind of data and possesses the tools to critically address the issues related to the period under examination and their historical contextualization. It possesses the critical capacity to set up and carry out a research conducted in a methodologically correct manner, using every type of source.

Course contents

The course is divided into two parts. The first part will deal with topics of late antique and medieval archeology dedicated to the presentation of the main lines of research that distinguish the discipline; in the second part it will be examined the material culture at Ravenna (ceramics, glass and other artefacts) from the 5th to the 15th century.


Introduction (mandatory):

Andrea Augenti, Archeologia dell'Italia medievale, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2016.

Testi consigliati (mandatory for not attending students): Claudio Azzara, Le civiltà del Medioevo, il Mulino, Bologna, 2013.

Cristophe Picard (mandatory for not attending students), Il mare dei califfi, Il mare dei califfi. Storia del Mediterraneo musulmano (secoli VII-XII), Carocci, Roma, 2017.

Corso monografico: La cultura materiale a Ravenna tra tarda Antichità e Medioevo

  • Silvia Lusuardi Siena (a cura di), Ad mensam. Manufatti d’uso da contesti archeologici fra tarda Antichità e Medioevo, Udine, 1994. (mandatory for not attending students)
  • Sauro Gelichi, Francesca Sbarra, La tavola di Gerardo. Ceramica tra X e XI secolo nel nord Italia: importazioni e produzioni locali, in “Rivista di archeologia”, 2003, pp. 119-141. (mandatory)
  • Enrico Cirelli, Ravenna: archeologia di una città, All’insegna del Giglio, Firenze 2008, capp. I-VI. (mandatory)

An english programm will be discussed with 'non-italians' attending students

Teaching methods

The course is divided into lectures and discussion of the data presented with the students. Visits and seminars regarding the main sites mentioned in class will also be proposed. During the lessons will alternate sessions of study of ceramic materials found in recent excavations in Ravenna and its territory.

Assessment methods

Oral exam on the content of the lessons and on the texts indicated. Learning of both contents and methods will be evaluated. The student's achievement of an organic vision of the topics addressed in class and of the knowledge required for the discipline, the demonstration of possession of an expressive mastery and of specific language will be evaluated with the highest marks.

Teaching tools

During the classes will be presented sites and topics through ‘power points’ and with topographic maps and texts distributed in class and left available to non-attending on my web page

Office hours

See the website of Enrico Cirelli