AAMW524 - HISTORY OF IRAQ II

Iraq was the home of several great civilizations that left a lasting impression on the ancient Near East and that influence us still today. This course will provide an introduction to the history of Iraq and in particular to the Assyrian and Babylonian cultures from ca. 1500-475 BCE. Ashurbanipal, the conqueror of Egypt, Nebuchadnezzar, the destroyer of Jerusalem, and Cyrus II, founder of the Persian Empire, are three of the intriguing figures who will be discussed. The course will be part lecture and part seminar. While the course will emphasize the use of ancient textual sources, some archaeological and iconographic data will also be used help us arrive at an understanding of the great achievements of these ancient cultures.
Section 401 - SEM - HISTORY OF IRAQ II
MW 0330PM-0500PM
FRAME, GRANT
WILLIAMS HALL 305