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课程概述

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
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.

SS
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.

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151 - Organising an Empire: The Assyrian Way 的 175 个评论(共 230 个)

创建者 Stanley A

Jun 7, 2020

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

创建者 Maria E S

Aug 2, 2021

This course changed my perspective about the Assyrians!

创建者 György P

May 13, 2020

Useful and interesting information, clear presentation!

创建者 Otari G

Jun 13, 2020

Absolutely fabulous! Many thanks for such opportunity.

创建者 Jet L

May 13, 2018

Entertaining mooc about a fascinating ancient empire.

创建者 David

Apr 6, 2021

Many thanks to Ms. Karen and all other participants.

创建者 William L

Aug 20, 2021

Very engaging and well-organized course! Thank you!

创建者 Sergio M F B

Jan 11, 2021

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

创建者 Luis A C

Sep 24, 2020

The best and most interesting course i take so far

创建者 Maritza B

Aug 5, 2020

Thank you Prof. Radner for sharing your knowledge

创建者 Vuslat T

Nov 7, 2021

It was an amazing course, thanks a lot Karen!

创建者 Sandra T

Jan 13, 2021

Interesting, fascinating and engaging course.

创建者 David H

Mar 23, 2018

Comprehensive, coherent and very well paced.

创建者 Francoise W

Aug 12, 2021

M​erci pour cette presentation magnifique

创建者 Judith o G

Apr 13, 2021

Not only very informative but also fun!

创建者 louis f d m p s

Mar 10, 2020

It has been a beautiful historical trip

创建者 Ines G

Mar 1, 2018

Would love to hear more like this. :-)

创建者 Claudette D

Oct 8, 2019

Our Professor Karen Radner is so very

创建者 Seda S

May 29, 2018

Amazing, inspiring, well-organized!

创建者 Maksim M

Feb 28, 2019

Very interesting and comprehensive

创建者 francisco v r

Sep 6, 2020

Brilleant, didactic and enjoyable

创建者 Jeffrey G

Apr 29, 2021

Excellent and engaging material.

创建者 Nuzhat A

Aug 12, 2020

I am happy to take the course

创建者 Andrew Y

Aug 13, 2021

Loved it, loved it, loved it

创建者 Nick d U

Jan 8, 2020

That was highly enjoyable.