HST 360 Of Silk and Swords: Great Eurasian Empires (A,O)

Surveys the history of empire building in Eurasia from Antiquity to the birth of the modern world. Topics include the political and cultural characteristics of empires and the role of trade and economy in the birth and growth of empires. A comparative approach to specific empires from Roman times up to the Mongol and Ottoman Empires illustrates historical diversity and commonalities. 3 Cr.