PAPVA_19 The Middle and Late Bronze Age in Syro-Palestine

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Dr. phil. Arnulf Hausleiter, Priv.-Doz. (lecturer), Mgr. Inna Mateiciucová, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jarmila Bednaříková, CSc.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The objective of this course is to provide its students with a basic overview of historical development since middle Bronze Age IIC until the end of late bronze age (1200 BC) in Syro- Palestine area, as well as with information about relevant written and archaeological material.
  • 1. Introduction to problems – topography at the end of Middle and Late Bronze Age, history of research
  • 2. Chronological overview of the end of the Middle and Late Bronze Age – North vs. South
  • 3. The Middle Bronze Age IIC in Syro- Palestine
  • 4. The Hyksos phenomenon
  • 5. The Late Bronze Age in the northern areas – problem of Hittites
  • 6. The Late Bronze Age in the southern areas – Egyptian military expansion
  • 7. The material culture of the northern areas I.
  • 8. The material culture of the southern areas I.
  • 9. The written sources
  • 10. The Egyptians in Syro- Palestine
  • 11. The historical development in Syro- Palestine
  • 12. The representative aspects of the foreign policy – Hittites, Mitanni and Egypt
  • Levy, T.E., Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land, London 1995 MacDonald, B. – Adams, R. – Bienkowski (eds.), The Archaeology of Jordan, Sheffield: 2005
  • Akkermans, P.M.M.G. – Schwartz, G.M., The Archaeology of Syria: From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies (c. 16,000-300 BC), Cambridge 2003
  • Helck, W., Die Beziehungen Ägyptens zu Vorderasien im 3. und 2. Jahrtausend v. Chr., Wiesbaden 1971
  • Dějiny starověkého Egypta. Edited by Ian Shaw, Translated by Daniela Feltová. 1. vyd. v českém jazyce. Praha: BB art, 2003. 525 s. ISBN 8072579754. info
  • The Oxford history of ancient Egypt. Edited by Ian Shaw. 1st pub. in pbk. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xv, 512. ISBN 0198150342. info
  • KUHRT, Amélie. The ancient Near East : c. 3000-330 BC. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1995. xix, s. ISBN 0415167647. info
  • The archaeology of ancient Israel. Edited by Amnon Ben-Tor, Translated by R. Greenberg. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992. xxi, 398. ISBN 0300059191. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every other week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, Spring 2019, Autumn 2022.
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