Course Description: A thematic and historical introduction to the civilization of Ancient Egypt and its cultural position and influence in both the ancient and modern worlds. Prerequisite: Three credits in Classics or History. Cross-listed with: HST 148.
Section Description: The study of ancient Egypt has given birth to the complex and interdisciplinary field of study known as Egyptology, which embraces a vast range of traditional academic fields, including art history, archaeology, philology, political science, economics, medical sciences, mathematics, astronomy, religion, petrology, climatology, to name but a few. From the beginning Egyptology has likewise benefited from ‘Egyptomania,’ that unscientific, but historically important, popular fascination with all things Egyptian. This course will expose students to the manifold perspectives of the ancients (elite and common) and to the modern academic discipline and the public enthusiasm that continues to receive and energize the study of Egypt.
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Instructor(s): Brian Thomas Walsh
Meeting Dates: 16 Jan 2018 - 04 May 2018