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Discover the mighty kingdom of Assyria, which came to be the world’s first great empire three thousand years ago. From the 9th to the 7th centuries BC, during the imperial phase of Assyria’s long history, modern day northern Iraq was the central region of a state reaching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf, and incorporating what is now Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, as well as half of Israel, and wide parts of south-eastern Turkey, and Western Iran. In its geographical extent, this state was unprecedentedly large, and the distinct geography of the Middle East, with deserts and high mountain ranges, posed challenges to communication and cohesion. What were the mechanisms that kept the Empire running? This course explores the methods the Assyrian government employed to ensure unity and maintain loyalty across vast distances, using traditional as well as innovative strategies. Some of these imperial techniques have marked parallels in the ways modern multi-national corporations are operating, others will strike you as profoundly alien. This course focusses on how the Assyrians organised their empire by analysing key aspects, namely: · The CEO – the king, a religious, political and military leader, who is charged to govern by his master, the god Assur; · Home Office – the royal palace in the central region and the royal court that form the administrative centre of the state; · The Regional Managers – the governors and client-rulers to whom local power is delegated; · Human Resources – the Empire’s people are its most precious assets, its consumers and its key product, as the goal of the imperial project was to create “Assyrians”; an approach with lasting repercussions that still reverberate in the Middle East today; and finally · The Fruits of Empire – it takes a lot of effort, so what are the rewards? When we explore these topics we will contextualise them with information about the lives led by ordinary Assyrian families. Taking this course will provide you with an overview of the political, social, religious, and military history of the world’s first superpower. It will give you insight into the geography and climatic conditions of the Middle East and contribute to your understanding of the opportunities and challenges of that region. It will present you with a vision of the Middle East at a time when its political and religious structures were very different from today....



May 15, 2018

This is such an amazing course! Prof.Radner has done an excellent job at presenting topics and organizing materials. Highly recommend this course to anyone who's interested in ancient civilizations.


Nov 26, 2018

So Far I am Loving this Course, So much Info,\n\nI have always wanted to do a course on the Assyrian Empire.\n\nFab way of learning too, with tests at each stage rather than a mighty one at the end.


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創建者 Virginia M

May 15, 2019

An excellent course. Congratulations to Professor Radner and her excellent staff. They all made our learning both profitable and thoroughly enjoyable. That you all!

創建者 Jummai

Jan 04, 2020

Interesting, entertaining course that has increased my interest in history especially the empires that arose around the world after the fall of the Assyrian Empire.

創建者 Eduardo L P

Dec 27, 2019

Really enjoyed it - excelent format with lectures and a series of "asides" that provide context and texture.

Hope to see one course on the ancient mesopotamian city!

創建者 Miloš B

Mar 11, 2019

This course was so much fun. Thanks to all the good people that made it possible for us to not only attend but also enjoy it. Prof. Karen is a real treasure.

創建者 Fan C

Dec 05, 2018

I have watched the module 1, and I have gotten an impressive view to the Assyrian Empire through Professor Karan and her wonderful lectures

創建者 Rob M

May 14, 2018

An excellent course. If you have an interest in the Ancient World, politics or sociology, then this is a definite course for you.

創建者 Jen P

Nov 06, 2019

Really good structure with some testing quizzes; excellent lecturers; interesting material well-explained and presented.

創建者 JOHN Q

Jan 15, 2018

Fascinating course. Thanks so much for all the folks who worked to organize and present this material! Dr Quincy

創建者 Eduardo T

Feb 27, 2019

Interesting and well presented course. Very recommended for who is interested in the subject

創建者 Laurence V

Feb 03, 2020

Very clear, very interesting and varied from a passionate professor. A wonderful journey !!!

創建者 Rafael M

Mar 02, 2019

The course is great. The readings are enriching and the instructor is very knowleadgleable.

創建者 Colin D

Feb 01, 2020

really enjoyed this course, gave me more of an insight to the Assyrian empire

創建者 Roger M

Sep 13, 2018

Very enjoyable course. It was put together well and I learned a lot.

創建者 Fred I

Apr 16, 2018

Excellent course. Well organized and well presented. Good pace -

創建者 Marion W

Feb 19, 2020

Very in formative overview and well presented. Thank you.

創建者 Jeffrey Z

Dec 21, 2018

Excellent course, well-designed, and easy to be understood.

創建者 Christine B

Apr 02, 2018

Excellent course taught with humour and passion. Thank you.

創建者 Jet L

May 13, 2018

Entertaining mooc about a fascinating ancient empire.

創建者 David H

Mar 23, 2018

Comprehensive, coherent and very well paced.

創建者 louis f d m p s

Mar 10, 2020

It has been a beautiful historical trip

創建者 Ines G

Mar 01, 2018

Would love to hear more like this. :-)

創建者 Claudette D

Oct 08, 2019

Our Professor Karen Radner is so very

創建者 Seda S

May 29, 2018

Amazing, inspiring, well-organized!

創建者 Maksim M

Feb 28, 2019

Very interesting and comprehensive

創建者 franisco v r

Apr 09, 2020

Brilleant, didactic and enjoyable