Cancelled Documents and History

Course content

The course gives an introduction to the main categories of documentary texts from ancient Egypt with a focus on how such material may be used to reconstruct various aspects of daily life in an ancient society. The course will look at various types of material from the letters and legal documents of private individuals to the daily journals and accounts of temples and palaces. Through a series of case-studies, the course will address a wide range of themes related to Egyptian history such as resource management (how were large-scale projects like pyramid building and tomb excavations organised?), scribal practice (what does an Egyptian scribe actually do?), the legal system (how does one sell a house? how does one get a divorce?), institutional organisation (how do temples and palaces function?), and state administration (who collects taxes, and how? who has to pay, and how much?).

 

The course consists of a mixture of lectures and workshops, and will involve active participation by students in the form of presentations and discussion

Education

Fagstudieordning Kandidatuddannelserne i nærorientalsk arkæologi, assyriologi og ægyptologi, 2019

 

Learning outcome

KA 2019-ordning:
Documents and History (aktivitetkode HÆGK03541E)

 

Classroom lectures and seminars.

The student will submit a syllabus of 2000 pages, chosen after consultation with the course organizer. This syllabus will include a core reading list that deals with the main topics covered by the course (details to be made available at the start of the course), as well as literature dealing with the specific exam topic chosen by the student.

The course consists of a mixture of lectures and workshops, and will involve active participation by students in the form of presentations and discussion

Students are expected to have a basic reading knowledge of English, French and German.

ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 356,5
  • English
  • 412,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Partially in Danish
Course number
HÆGK0102FU
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
Schedulegroup
Se link below
Studyboard
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Fredrik Norland Hagen   (5-6a63696770426a776f306d7730666d)
Teacher

Fredrik Hagen, hagen@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 13-12-2021

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