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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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27 янв. 2021 г.

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.

15 янв. 2021 г.

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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151–175 из 226 отзывов о курсе Organising an Empire: The Assyrian Way

автор: György P

13 мая 2020 г.

Useful and interesting information, clear presentation!

автор: Otari G

13 июня 2020 г.

Absolutely fabulous! Many thanks for such opportunity.

автор: Jet L

13 мая 2018 г.

Entertaining mooc about a fascinating ancient empire.

автор: David

6 апр. 2021 г.

Many thanks to Ms. Karen and all other participants.

автор: William L

20 авг. 2021 г.

Very engaging and well-organized course! Thank you!

автор: Sergio M F B

11 янв. 2021 г.

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

автор: Luis A C

24 сент. 2020 г.

The best and most interesting course i take so far

автор: Maritza B

5 авг. 2020 г.

Thank you Prof. Radner for sharing your knowledge

автор: Vuslat T

7 нояб. 2021 г.

It was an amazing course, thanks a lot Karen!

автор: Sandra T

13 янв. 2021 г.

Interesting, fascinating and engaging course.

автор: David H

23 мар. 2018 г.

Comprehensive, coherent and very well paced.

автор: Francoise W

12 авг. 2021 г.

M​erci pour cette presentation magnifique

автор: Judith o G

13 апр. 2021 г.

Not only very informative but also fun!

автор: louis f d m p s

10 мар. 2020 г.

It has been a beautiful historical trip

автор: Ines G

1 мар. 2018 г.

Would love to hear more like this. :-)

автор: Claudette D

8 окт. 2019 г.

Our Professor Karen Radner is so very

автор: Seda S

29 мая 2018 г.

Amazing, inspiring, well-organized!

автор: Maksim M

28 февр. 2019 г.

Very interesting and comprehensive

автор: francisco v r

6 сент. 2020 г.

Brilleant, didactic and enjoyable

автор: Jeffrey G

29 апр. 2021 г.

Excellent and engaging material.

автор: Nuzhat A

12 авг. 2020 г.

I am happy to take the course

автор: Andrew Y

13 авг. 2021 г.

Loved it, loved it, loved it

автор: Nick d U

8 янв. 2020 г.

That was highly enjoyable.

автор: FRANK A

17 мая 2020 г.

A very interesting course

автор: Heidi E

12 сент. 2020 г.

Fascinating and relevant