2017-2018 Catalog

HIST 121 Antiquity to 1700: Europe and the Middle East

A survey of multiple Western civilizations and their interrelationships. Among ancients, we shall study Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Hebrews, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. In medieval times, we shall examine Catholic Europe, Greek Orthodox Byzantium, Islamic Civilization, and their interrelationships. We shall consider the treatment of women and of minorities, and shall highlight travelers between civilizations. We shall conclude with the European Renaissance and Reformation, Turkish hegemony in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the shift in trade from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean, as modern science and enlightenment challenge traditional civilizations.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections