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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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SS
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.

NW
25 нояб. 2018 г.

So Far I am Loving this Course, So much Info,\n\nI have always wanted to do a course on the Assyrian Empire.\n\nFab way of learning too, with tests at each stage rather than a mighty one at the end.

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101–125 из 172 отзывов о курсе Organising an Empire: The Assyrian Way

автор: Eduardo T

27 февр. 2019 г.

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

автор: Laurence V

3 февр. 2020 г.

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

автор: Rafa M

2 мар. 2019 г.

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

автор: Alex C

5 июня 2020 г.

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

автор: Lurdes Q

23 дек. 2020 г.

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

автор: Sabina E N

13 мая 2020 г.

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

автор: Colin D

1 февр. 2020 г.

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

автор: S. G C

22 сент. 2020 г.

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

автор: Luís M G d S A

22 авг. 2020 г.

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

автор: Roger M

13 сент. 2018 г.

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

автор: Robert A

28 дек. 2020 г.

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

автор: Fred I

10 июля 2020 г.

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

автор: Palvinder G

5 сент. 2020 г.

Excellent course, very interesting and fantastically delivered.

автор: Marion W

19 февр. 2020 г.

Very in formative overview and well presented. Thank you.

автор: Jeffrey Z

20 дек. 2018 г.

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

автор: Christine B

2 апр. 2018 г.

Excellent course taught with humour and passion. Thank you.

автор: Alan G

21 сент. 2020 г.

Really enjoyable with mix of material and techniques used

автор: Stanley A

7 июня 2020 г.

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

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: 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: Sandra T

13 янв. 2021 г.

Interesting, fascinating and engaging course.