MES 4140 Origins and Collapse Ancient Near East Societies
Credit Hours 4.0

(Same as HIST 4510.) History of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran, the Levant, Anatolia and Central Asia from 3500 BCE to 323 BCE. Areas of exploration will include the origins of the state; the development of Egyptian and Mesopotamian kingship; the collapses of the Early and late Bronze Age; human environment interactions; nomads and settled societies; Mesopotamian literature; women’s legal status; the Hittite Empire; daily life in an Egyptian village; the invention of the alphabet; Assyrian imperial terrorism; the rise of monotheism; the Persian empire.