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Antiquity's Heirs: Barbarian Europe, Byzantium, and Islam - AHIS120

How do the ancient world and the modern world fit together? Where did the Roman Empire, and its older neighbour Persia, go? Late Antiquity (c. 250–750 CE) was a period of profound transition that crucially shaped the world we know today. This introductory survey examines how both Christianity and Islam arose from the classical world, while charting the origins of European states, Rome's 1000 year continuation in Byzantium, and the creation of the Islamic caliphate. Pivotal changes in society and culture are studied through texts concerning such figures as Attila, Anglo-Saxon monks, and the earliest Islamic poets.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Andrew Gillett



NCCW(s): AHST104
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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