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The course will be taught in English, if needed
Final school grades (60%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40%)
25 October 2021 – 7 November 2021
Ancient Near East: Introduction, or the equivalent
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Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
This course builds on the broad knowledge you have already acquired through the course on the cultures of the Ancient Near East: Introduction (or equivalent), about the early prehistoric and historical cultures in the Near East. Through more focused, thematic studies of material evidence for, for example, state formation and settlement patterns, trade, production and communication in the region, we shed light on and discuss the growth and the conditions for these cultures, and how these changed over time, in their specific environments. The main emphasis is on the cultures of present-day Iraq and eastern Syria, but also looks to the surrounding areas with which they traded, and exchanged ideas and technologies, although the contact points could sometimes be characterised by less peaceful circumstances.