HIST 2600: History of Central Eurasian (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course is a survey of the history of Central Eurasia, roughly defined as the non-Russian, Iranian, and Chinese heart of the Eurasian landmass. In the course, students will gain an overview of Central Eurasian history and its role in World and regional history. The course examines the political, military, religious, and economic history. Emphasis will be placed not only in the development of steppe based empires, but also the role of the Silk Road in region and pastoral/sedentary relations. The scope of the class will range from the ancient period of the Scythians to the New Great Games" including the current conflict in Afghanistan. Pre-requisite: HIST 1112"