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Imperial Egypt and the Mediterranean World (6 points)


Leader: Colin A. Hope

Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will focus upon a study of Egypt and her interaction with the major Mediterranean cultures during the Late Bronze Age into Early Iron Age, c. 1550-900 BCE. A key theme will be the study of the so-called Egyptian Empire: the reasons for expansion into the Near East and Nubia, the resultant changes to Egyptian society and the problems involved in maintaining her sphere of influence. The significance of trade and the development of a complex web of international diplomacy will be examined, as will religious innovation and orthodoxy, and urbanism. The surviving sources, from archaeological to textual, will be examined and analysed in a multi-disciplinary study.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 45% + Tutorial participation and presentation (500 words): 15% + Examination (1 hour): 25% + Document test (500 words): 15%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week for 10 weeks

Prohibitions: ARY3230

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