State Formation: Egypt and the Near East
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- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- Understand theories on the rise and fall of cultural complexity.
- Know the various factors that led to state formation in a selection of Ancient Near Eastern cultures, including Egypt.
- Convey an understand of how theory meets reality in a discussion of state formation in Egypt and the Near East.
4.. Articulate the benefits and drawbacks of various theoretical frameworks based on Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern archaeological and textual data.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
20cp at 2000 level including AHIX2250
No additional requirements
This unit examines the origin and development of the "state" in Egypt and the ancient Near East through investigation of the archaeological, historical, textual, and artistic evidence. Particular attention is given to the processes involved in the formation of the first states in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as secondary states elsewhere in the Near East, in particular Israel. Theoretical models for understanding what a state is and does will form the foundation upon which the actual ancient evidence is overlaid.
- Weekly research question (10%)
- Oral presentation (40%)
- Annotated Bilbliography from a list of topic choices (50%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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