Justinian ruled the Byzantine Empire from Constantinople for thirty-eight years from 527 to 565. His reign was marked by military campaigns to re-unite the western and eastern parts of the Roman Empire, but its legacy is one of artistic excellence and legal reforms which would endure into modern times. Events of this period influenced political, economic and religious developments throughout the Middle Ages. This module will explore the textual sources as well as the art and architecture which have documented the age of Justinian. It will also explore secondary readings to assess the sources from different angles.
Tutor:Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD
Start Date: 18 April 2023
No. of weeks: 11
Full fee: £135
This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.