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TITLE Palaeochristian Archaeology

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Church History, Patrology and Palaeochristian Arch

DESCRIPTION Pre-requisite:

General knowledge of Church History


The main objective of the course is the study of Christian monuments to ascertain all that is knowable concerning the life and thought of the early Christians. The course deals with the concept, the history, the organization, the research, and the exacavations related to Christian Archaeology. This is followed by a short survey of the three main areas of the science: cemeteriology, architecture, and iconography. In conclusion, an evaluation is carried out on the Palaeochristian heritage of Malta and Gozo.

Reading List:

- TESTINI Paolo, Archeologia cristiana, Rome 1958.
- MARTINEZ-FAZIO Luis M., Archeologia cristiana, Rome 1968.
- BORG Vincent, Malta and its Palaeochristian heritage: a new approach, Malta 1975.
- BUHAGIAR Mario, Maltese Palaeochristian hypogea — a reassessment, in Collected Papers contributed by members of the Academic Staff of the University of Malta, edited by Roger Ellul-Micallef - Stanley Fiorini, Malta 1992.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Keith Buhagiar

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Deadline to present dissertation proposals for next Faculty Board is Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 1700hrs

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