2018-2019 University Catalogue 
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2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 268 - History of Ancient and Medieval India (AS)

Surveys major themes in the political, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient and medieval South Asia beginning with the Harappan Civilization (c. 2600 BCE) and ending with the early 16th century CE. Familiarizes students with several key historical developments and processes that defined the region in this period, including the beginnings of the first urban settlements, the emergence of empires, and the rise of diverse religious and cultural traditions. Students learn how the nature of primary sources for historical reconstruction changes over the course of this long time period and focus on several historiographical debates that have shaped our understanding of the region’s past. No prior background in South Asian history is required. (AS)

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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