basic knowledge of the peculiarities of the discipline between classical and medieval antiquity and of the overall picture of the history of specific studies from the sixteenth century to the present; understanding of the different sectors making up the material and their fundamental coordinates.
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The aim of the course is the knowledge of the main research areas of Christian Archeology. The students will be able to deal with the study of the history and organization of the ancient Christian communities between late antiquity and the early Middle Ages through documentary and archaeological sources.
The course includes visits.

Core Documentation

V. Fiocchi Nicolai, Strutture funerarie ed edifici di culto paleocristiani di Roma dal III al VI secolo, Città del Vaticano 2000.
P. Testini, Archeologia Cristiana. Nozioni generali dalle origini alla fine del sec. VI. ; propedeutica, topografia cimiteriale, epigrafia, edifici di culto, Bari 1980.

Not attending students must add:
V. Fiocchi Nicolai, F. Bisconti, D. Mazzoleni, Le catacombe cristiane di Roma. Origini, sviluppo, apparati decorativi, documentazione epigrafica, Regensburg 1998.

Type of delivery of the course


Type of evaluation

oral exam