In the 13th century, Mongol armies created one of the largest empires in world history, stretching at its height from the Sea of Japan to the Mediterranean, from the South China Sea to the Baltic. Although short-lived, this empire had a profound influence on world history, creating unprecedented cultural and economic links between East and West and transforming political structures in China, the Middle East and Europe. This course examines the Mongol empire, its rapid rise and sudden decline, comparatively in the global context of empire-building and the management of complex imperial structures. It assesses the long-term impacts of the Mongol eruption on politics, religion and popular culture.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:To develop students' capacity to see current and historical structures in the international order in comparative perspective. To deepen empirical knowledge of the past and its patterns as a basis for citizenship. To develop analytical, research and writing skills.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Book report presentation 5%
Book review (600 words) 10%
Examination (1 hour) 25% (students to answer 4 of 10 short-answer questions)
Essay (3000 words) 50%
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3071||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||N/A|