From Confucius to Constantine: Ancient Global History
CX 270-30 / CX 370-30
This module seeks to put knowledge of the cultures of the Mediterranean into the wider context of what else was going on within the ancient world within the time frame of the Greeks and Romans. It will introduce students to the different methodologies of global history, the problems and opportunities particularly of ancient global history, as well as help build up an understanding of the different ancient cultures in western and central Asia, India, Africa and China thriving between the 6th century BCE and the 4th century CE. The lectures will focus on particular themes and historical moments and map comparative and connective histories between these worlds covering politics, religion, warfare and trade.
This module will also offer students an opportunity to opt for an alternative form of digital assessment in term 2, based upon the new ancient global history portal project Oiko.world.
This module will be available for the first time in 2018-9.
Lecture: Wednesdays 9-11am in S0.20
This module is the subject of an IATL Academic Fellowship
Module Convenor: Professor Michael Scott