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by Richard Bulliet
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This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history from prehistoric times to 1500.

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by Thomas Sheehan
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Who was the historical Jesus of Nazareth? What did he actually say and do?

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by Isabelle Pafford
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This course offers an introductory survey of the history of the ancient Mediterranean world, from the rise of city states in Mesopotamia c. 3000 BC to the transformation of the Roman Empire in the 6th century AD.

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by Diana E.E. Kleiner
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This course is an introduction to the great buildings and engineering marvels of Rome and its empire, with an emphasis on urban planning and individual monuments and their decoration, including mural painting.

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by Christine Hayes
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This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization.

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by Patrick Hunt
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Hannibal is a name that evoked fear among the ancient Romans for decades.

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by Donald Kagan
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This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period.

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by Paul Freedman
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Major developments in the political, social, and religious history of Western Europe from the accession of Diocletian to the feudal transformation.

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by Tara D. Carter
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This quarter introduces students to what is known about early humans, including the evolution of the human body and the reconstruction of Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures.

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by Sally Vaughn
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History, culture, and religion of Vikings from their Indo-European roots and migration to Scandinavia through their invasions of Europe, excursions to North America, and trade with the Byzantine and Muslim worlds: state-building and impact on world history.

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