History of Mediterranean

This course traces the history of the peoples and civilizations placed in the rims of the Mediterranean, from the prehistoric times up to the beginning of the Renaissance in the 15th-century. During this long period, the Mediterranean has been a stage of the birth, splendor, and decline of ancient civilizations, as the Minoan, Mycenaean, Phoenician, Egyptian, etc.; of the classic civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Byzantium; of the Muslim civilization; of the medieval and of the renaissance of the Italian cities and of the classic culture. The goal of the course is to understand in depth the different and diverse trajectories of these peoples and civilizations, their internal developments, struggles, and conflicts. (1 unit)

Required text: Robin Lane Fox, El Mundo Clásico. La epopeya de Grecia y Roma (Barcelona: Editorial Crítical/Marcial Pons, 2010).
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SPAN 6708

All Sections in Summer 2011, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2011, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6708A-L11 Lecture (Maldonado Gago)