HUM 247 / NES 247

Near Eastern Humanities I: From Antiquity to Islam

Johannes Haubold and Daniel Jensen Sheffield

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This course focuses on the Near East from antiquity to the early centuries of Islam, introducing the most important works of literature, politics, ethics, aesthetics, religion, and science from the region. We ask how, why, and to what ends the Near East sustained such a long period of high humanistic achievement, from Pharaonic Egypt to Islamic Iran, which in turn formed the basis of the high culture of the following millennium.

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