Course unit title Medieval Bulgarian Towns: Planning, Architecture and Social Topography
Name and e-mail of the lecturer

Assoc. Professor Rosina Kostova, PhD
korina68bg@yahoo.com

Course code 20167631
Learning activities and teaching methods Lectures, discussions, individual and group assignments
ECTS 5
Contact hours 15
Course content (maximum 700 characters) The course aims at providing a relevant and comprehensive picture of medieval urbanism in historical Bulgarian territory. The topics of lectures and discussions covers the ancient and Byzantine impact on townscapes in medieval Bulgaria; royal residential towns in the Early Middle Ages (e. g. Pliska, Preslav, St Achiles island in Prespa Lake); reshaping urban space in the time of Byzantine domination from the late 10th to the late 12th c.; Turnovo, medieval Bulgarian capital par excellence from the end of the 12th until the end of the 14th c.; headquarters of provincial governors in Bulgarian towns 13th -14th c.; minorities and foreigners in Bulgarian medieval towns 12th-14th c.; towns in medieval Bulgaria in a comparative perspective.
Assessment method Individual assignments