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History 201A: After Alexander: The Hellenistic Middle East and Central Asia (NEW COURSE)

History 201A: After Alexander: The Hellenistic Middle East and Central Asia, taught by Rolf Strootman, Utrecht University

This seminar examines the history of the Middle East and Central Asia in the Hellenistic Period. The focus will be on the Seleucid Empire (312-64 BCE).
Attention will also be paid to "Hellenism" as a cultural concept and the debates and controversies connected with it.

Required text: R.M. Errington, A History of the Hellenistic World (2008).

Thursdays, 3-5:50 PM

Professor Strootman will be teaching at UCLA through the UCLA-Utrecht exchange program. For more information about his research, go to:
http://www.let.uu.nl/~Rolf.Strootman/personal/Homepage.htm