History of Mesopotamia: Part 1 (2900-2000 BC)

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Course

Institution

Yerevan State University

Platform

Udemy

Cost

Free (certificate fee: USD$ 6, optional)

Available in

English

Description*

This course provides an introduction to the political and cultural history of third millennium Mesopotamia. It is taught by Nshan Kesecker, a lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Yerevan State University through Udemy, an online education platform.

In this course, participants will learn about the history of the Sumerians and Akkadians. The invention of writing, government propaganda, imperialism, letters--all of these were invented in Mesopotamia during the third millennium. It is designed for college students who are taking an introductory course on Mesopotamian history and need to supplement their knowledge, or just for ancient history enthusiasts.

Some of the topics covered in the course are:

  • Birth of Imperialism: Lugalzagesi
  • Royal inscriptions of the Early Dynastic period
  • Sargon of Akkad and his dynasty
  • Third Dynasty of Ur: the "Neo-Sumerian Empire"