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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....


Jan 15, 2021

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.

Jan 27, 2021

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.


126 - Organising an Empire: The Assyrian Way 的 150 个评论(共 230 个)

创建者 Pradeepa M M

May 3, 2020

Amazing lecturer!! she is so detailed and this is an amazing introduction to the Assyrian Empire!

创建者 Lea H

Nov 10, 2020

it was so perfect thanks a lot i loved every moment and esp enjoyed the ask the experts segments

创建者 Eduardo T

Feb 27, 2019

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

创建者 Laurence V

Feb 3, 2020

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

创建者 Rafa M

Mar 2, 2019

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

创建者 Alex C

Jun 5, 2020

Excellent course: well presented and covered a range of topics about the Assyrian Empire.

创建者 Lurdes Q

Dec 23, 2020

Mucha información, interesante y a la vez muy entretenido. Felicidades y muchas gracias.

创建者 Sabina E N

May 13, 2020

Amazing course! I liked it VERY much, enjoyed and learned a lot! Thank you Karen!!

创建者 Chris g

Apr 3, 2021

I thought this course was great. Presenter was passionate and very knowlegable.

创建者 Colin D

Feb 1, 2020

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

创建者 S. G C

Sep 22, 2020

An impressive story very well explained. The course was clear and complete.

创建者 Luís M G d S A

Aug 22, 2020

Excellent course. The best course about the Assyrian Empire I came across.

创建者 Kurt A

Feb 18, 2021

Excellent lecturer and lectures. Content was interesting and engaging.

创建者 Roger M

Sep 13, 2018

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

创建者 Robert A

Dec 28, 2020

What an excellent course! It makes me want to go and find out more.

创建者 T. W t

Mar 16, 2021

An excellent course. Prof. Radner is an excellent lecturer.


创建者 Nancy B

Mar 18, 2021

interesting, well presented, lots of details. Dr. Radner is great

创建者 Philipp K

Oct 14, 2021

V​ery insightful, easy to follow and such a likeable instructor!

创建者 Fred I

Jul 10, 2020

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

创建者 Cristina M

Oct 5, 2021

Very good course !

Organized, methodic, captivating. Thank you !

创建者 Palvinder G

Sep 5, 2020

Excellent course, very interesting and fantastically delivered.

创建者 Marion W

Feb 19, 2020

Very in formative overview and well presented. Thank you.

创建者 Jeffrey Z

Dec 20, 2018

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

创建者 Christine B

Apr 2, 2018

Excellent course taught with humour and passion. Thank you.

创建者 Alan G

Sep 21, 2020

Really enjoyable with mix of material and techniques used