AAMW624 - ART OF MESOPOTAMIA

The class presents a survey of the art and archaeology of Mesopotamia beginningwith the appearance of the first cities and ending with the fall of the Assyrian Empire in the seventh century BCE. It presents the major artistic monuments of Mesopotamian culture, embedding them in their historical context. Focus is placed in particular on the interactions with surrounding cultures of Iran, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Persian Gulf and Anatolia in order to decenter the discourse from a strictly Mesopotamian perspective. The format is lecture; assignments involve reading response papers; there are in class midterm and final exams.
Section 401 - LEC - ART OF MESOPOTAMIA
TR 0130PM-0300PM
PITTMAN, HOLLY