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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....

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LF

2021年1月27日

The variety of presentations of a vast amount of knowledge made it engaging. Dr. Radner herself was engaging! The course provided a deep look into a civilization that is a bedrock to the modern world.

SS

2021年1月15日

This was my first MOOC and I fully enjoyed every aspect. The knowledge level of the instructors was evident as was their commitment to their students and the varied formats were consistently engaging.

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201 - Organising an Empire: The Assyrian Way 的 225 個評論(共 250 個)

創建者 Gerard O R

2021年5月3日

Superb ... Many thanks

創建者 Anna K

2022年3月13日

I​ really enjoyed it.

創建者 Lezli R

2020年10月23日

Very interesting

創建者 George P

2020年9月24日

wonderful course

創建者 Sola A

2020年5月5日

Need I say more!

創建者 Инна В

2018年1月18日

Excellent course

創建者 jorge c

2021年2月16日

Muito Relevante

創建者 Баклашкин В В

2021年2月1日

Было интересно.

創建者 Blanca C A

2019年4月8日

EXCELENTE CURSO

創建者 Alison G

2018年10月11日

amazing course!

創建者 Simone S d S

2018年1月14日

Wonderfulll!!!!

創建者 Samuel G

2020年6月18日

Great course!

創建者 Anselmo C

2021年5月29日

Best course!

創建者 Mohannad A

2021年2月13日

Great course

創建者 Mauricio Q

2020年5月9日

Excellent!!!

創建者 Michael S

2019年11月21日

Learned alot

創建者 Jean R

2020年12月4日

Excellent.

創建者 miri m

2021年1月25日

Excelente

創建者 Ale V

2020年9月23日

Excelente

創建者 Inam A

2020年9月20日

Great!!!

創建者 mansi g

2018年12月20日

its easy

創建者 Julie B

2019年4月13日

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創建者 Ajay S

2018年4月26日

I have absolutely enjoyed this course on Ancient Assyrian Empire. The lessons were rich in content, its' presentation of a very high order. Professor Karen Radner is objective, scholarly, and cheerfully unbiased in evaluating one of the most influential civilisations in Human History. The supplementary material to the lectures and question-answer videos, had the learner wishing for more. But to anyone interested in Ancient world and its most dramatic age, I enthusiastically recommend it as a 'Must Do' course.

Ajay Sinha.

創建者 Lowell N

2021年3月15日

I enjoyed learning about a part of history I knew nothing about. The history is a bit dry at times but they used lots of different methods of instruction to keep it interesting. I especially enjoyed the white-board history lessons! I would have liked to learn more about the archeological basis of the history that was presented, this was occasionally referred to but would have liked to have understood more how the have built the historical picture.