21H.007[J] Empire: Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies


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Interdisciplinary and comparative investigation of the Roman empire of Augustus and the Frankish empire of Charlemagne. Focuses on how large, multi-ethnic empires were created, sustained, legitimated, and contested through conquest, government, literature, art, and economic organization. Students examine different types of evidence, read across a variety of disciplines, and develop skills to identify continuities and changes in ancient and medieval societies.

This class has no prerequisites.

21H.007[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by E. Goldberg, W. Broadhead and S. Frampton.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21H.007[J] was rated 6.1 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Empire: Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies site.

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