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2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 2223 - Ancient History of the Near East

This course surveys the history of the ancient Near East, specifically in Western Asia, from the Uruk period through the Persian Empire, ca. 3500-323 BCE. It focuses on the rise of civilization and the subsequent history and society of the kingdoms of Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean coast, Asia Minor and the Iranian plateau.  The class will explore the formation and interrelations of the different cultures, including: Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, Assyria, the Hittites, Syria, Phoenicia Canaan, and Persia.

Lecture hours: 3
General Education Program Course GEP