Discover the mighty kingdom of Assyria, which came to be the world’s first great empire three thousand years ago. From the 9th to the 7th centuries BC, during the imperial phase of Assyria’s long history, modern day northern Iraq was the central region of a state reaching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, and incorporating what is now Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, as well as half of Israel, and wide parts of south-eastern Turkey, and Western Iran.
Organising an Empire: The Assyrian WayLudwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introducing Ancient Assyria
Meet the CEO: The Assyrian King
A Visit to the Head Office: The Royal Capital and Court
Regional Managers: Outsourcing Power
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TOP REVIEWS FROM ORGANISING AN EMPIRE: THE ASSYRIAN WAY
The course was an interesting overview of a small but very important time and place history. I found the material interesting and the level of detail was what right for me.
This was my first MOOC and I fully enjoyed every aspect. The knowledge level of the instructors was evident as was their commitment to their students and the varied formats were consistently engaging.
Other courses on ancient history sometimes stay as mere chronicles and not a message. This course is different. It gives a strong emphasis on how ancient ideas are never ancient at all.
A great course that I enjoyed ! It expanded my knowledge of Assyrian history and allowed me to develop a interest for ancient Assyrian history. I highly recommend it!
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