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History Studies: Warfare in the Ancient Near East - AHIX830

Conflict was a part of life in the ancient Near East. From local skirmishes to full-scale long-distance campaigns, people fought either to control or to protect each other and their resources. The ways in which they did this evolved over time, but the human condition remained the same. Thus, in any given period developments in warfare can be seen as both the cause and effect of change; there was an inseparable dialectic between warfare and other aspects of civilization—political structure, economic potential, social order, religious understanding, self-identification, technology, artistic expression—that were constantly reacting with each other. This unit will investigate the intimate relationship between warfare and these various aspects of ancient Near Eastern civilizations from the Bronze Age (ca. 3000 B.C.) to the Roman Period (1st c. A.D.) through use of both archaeological and textual records.

When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kyle Keimer

Admission to GradCertAncHist Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHPG830
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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