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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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by Stanley A

2020年6月7日

Very informative and well-made course. Thank you so much!

by Maria E S

2021年8月2日

This course changed my perspective about the Assyrians!

by György P

2020年5月13日

Useful and interesting information, clear presentation!

by Otari G

2020年6月13日

Absolutely fabulous! Many thanks for such opportunity.

by Jet L

2018年5月13日

Entertaining mooc about a fascinating ancient empire.

by David

2021年4月6日

Many thanks to Ms. Karen and all other participants.

by William L

2021年8月20日

Very engaging and well-organized course! Thank you!

by Sergio M F B

2021年1月11日

Culture and History, our great legacy, part of us.

by Luis A C

2020年9月24日

The best and most interesting course i take so far

by Maritza B

2020年8月5日

Thank you Prof. Radner for sharing your knowledge

by Vuslat T

2021年11月7日

It was an amazing course, thanks a lot Karen!

by Sandra T

2021年1月13日

Interesting, fascinating and engaging course.

by David H

2018年3月23日

Comprehensive, coherent and very well paced.

by Francoise W

2021年8月12日

M​erci pour cette presentation magnifique

by Judith o G

2021年4月13日

Not only very informative but also fun!

by louis f d m p s

2020年3月10日

It has been a beautiful historical trip

by Ines G

2018年3月1日

Would love to hear more like this. :-)

by Claudette D

2019年10月8日

Our Professor Karen Radner is so very

by Seda S

2018年5月29日

Amazing, inspiring, well-organized!

by Maksim M

2019年2月28日

Very interesting and comprehensive

by francisco v r

2020年9月6日

Brilleant, didactic and enjoyable

by Jeffrey G

2021年4月29日

Excellent and engaging material.

by Nuzhat A

2020年8月12日

I am happy to take the course

by Andrew Y

2021年8月13日

Loved it, loved it, loved it

by Nick d U

2020年1月8日

That was highly enjoyable.