Ancient Dynasties

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ancient Dynasties

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, Government, History, Multicultural Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    24 units of credit in the History stream

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    "Ancient & Medieval Dynasties" explores the acquisition and maintenance of social status and political power by families in ancient and medieval societies of Europe and the Mediterranean. This course uses the rubric of the "dynasty" to explore the nexus between social and political history. It demonstrates how historians approach the study of family history, social status, and political legitimacy. The module will be divided into two sections: (1) an introduction to the historiography of dynastic history, including approaches such as prosopography, epigraphy, and numismatics; (2) the exploration of case studies in dynastic history using these approaches.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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