HIST 305 Ancient Near Eastern Empires

The region stretching from the Nile to the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and beyond, produced some of the most formidable empires of the ancient world. This course discusses and compares how these empires expanded, legitimized, and organized their power as political, religious, and economic entities. Primary sources, written and archaeological, will allow students to explore how people experienced and interacted with imperial power in their everyday lives.




History and Philosophy