Ancient Empires before Alexander the Great – Part 1

No class 28 October

DETAILS


Availability

Available


Dates

23rd Sep - 2nd Dec, 2019
(Mondays)


Times

2pm-4pm

Location

The Guildford Institute
Ward Street, Guildford
GU1 4LH


Cost

£110.00£132.00


Tutor

Rita Jones BA (Hons) DPhil

Reference

GI 19 535

Cheek Piece from a Horse Bit. Iran. Bronze du Luristan, c.1000-800 BC. The Nasli M. Heermaneck Collection of Ancient Near Eastern and Central Asian Art, gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.76.97.99). Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

"A fabulous way to dip into various ages and archaeological sites."

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How do empires rise and how are they ruled? How are they defended and why do they fall? The first empires in human history were created in the Near East in the late 3rd millennium BC, and by 201 BC more than a dozen Near Eastern empires had come and gone—some in glory, others in obscurity. We begin our study by asking what makes a state an empire.


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