NEAREAST 337 - Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Near East Studies (NEAREAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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An exploration of the cultural and political history of ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), from the beginning of cuneiform writing until the end of cuneiform culture. This class will focus on significant individuals and moments that contribute to our understanding of the past. Students will have the opportunity to question how we know and interpret history, interact with various translated sources, and debate alternative solutions to historical questions. We will give special attention to:

  • Intellectual achievements and the history of science
  • Marginalized peoples and cultures (including slaves, women, and nomadic groups)
  • Social and ethnic identities
  • Structures of power
  • Law, economics, and bureaucracy
  • Influence and legacy of ancient Mesopotamia

NEAREAST 337 - Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 111871816X
A history of the ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC, Author: Van de Mieroop, Marc., Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 2016
ISBN: 0415508010
Atlas of the ancient Near East. : from prehistoric times to the Roman imperial period, Author: Bryce, Trevor, 1940-, Publisher: Routledge 2016
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