Genocide in the Ancient World
Introduces students to skills and ways of thinking essential to intellectual inquiry. Students will pose a creative and complex question; investigate it with critical analyses of reading, research, and data; and use appropriate research techniques and documentation to produce a substantial writing project.
Faculty: Peter H Greene
Times: 12:00PM‑1:45PM (TR)
Start/End Date: 08/28/23 - 12/15/23
Instruction Method: Lecture-based Learning
Comments: Although the word "genocide" did not emerge until the 1940s, itscreator, Raphael Lamkin, wrote that the evil it describes was "asold as the history of mankind." This class explores humanity'searliest written and archeological records for what they can tellus about genocide in the ancient world and the place ofexterminatory violence in ancient practices of warfare. Casestudies will include genocide in the Hebrew scriptures and in the conquests of Alexander the Great.
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