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NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Ashurbanipal, Esarhaddon, Achaemenid Empire
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Ancient Empires Lecture 18 SS1086: exam jam from 35 on Friday April 5 NeoAssyrian named individuals by gender, women are massively underrepresented in the written sources, the women that are mentioned are the royal women a...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Ninurta, Esagila, Ishtar Gate
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Ancient Empires Lecture 20 Nebuchadnezzar II: 604562 BC Babylon: Early history First documented in late 3 millennium BC Small town until chosen as a base by Hammurabi Important city through OB and Kassite eras Became culti...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Land Tenure, Xerxes I, Cyrus Cylinder
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Ancient Empires Lecture 21 Achaemenid Empire Persian empire Only focus on Cyrus II, Cambyses, and Darius. Darius III defeated by alexander the third Cyrus I = grandfather of Cyrus the II (Cyrus the great) Cyrus the great D...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Larsa, Cyrus Cylinder, Babylonian Religion
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Ancient Empires Lecture 19 Babylonia successor state after fall of assyria neo babylonian empire: (we know little of empire outside of neo babylonian) followed by achaemenid period ,hellenistic, and then parthian conque...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Ashurbanipal, Nanaya, Seleucid Era
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Ancient Empires Lecture 22 626539 BC: Neobabylonian period 539331 BC: Achaemenid period 331141 BC: Hellenistic period, capital outside of bayblon, but babylonia still local capital 141 BC: Parthian conquest Alexander the G...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Mitanni, Shattuara, Ramesses Ii
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Ancient Empires Lecture 16 Hittites: Old kingdom: 1650-1500 BC Middle kingdom: 1500-1360 BC New kingdom: 1360-1200 BC Hattusa (Bogazky) Hattusa site: Citadel with a royal palace, city wall en...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Lapis Lazuli, Diyala Governorate, Kassites
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Ancient Empires Lecture 15 2 half of the second millennium BC Major powers: Hittites Hurrians Assyrians Elamites Kassites Egyptians In southern Mesopotamia, major powers: Sealand...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Dur-Sharrukin, Neo-Assyrian Empire, Eponym Dating System
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Ancient Empires Lecture 17 Exam is April 9 from 7-10 PM Exam Jam April 6 Assyria: The neo Assyrian empire The fall of Assyria The eponym dating system: Eponym list: name (+title) Eponym chronicle...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC102H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Larsa, Eshnunna, Kisurra
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Ancient Empires Lecture 14 Today: Old Babylonian period City States Three dynasties dominated the early 2 millennium BC: First Dynasty of Isin Larsa Dynasty First Dynasty of Babylon which includes Hammur...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC102H1
Douglas Frayne
NMC285H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Rabbinic Judaism, Mishnah, Talmud

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Final Forum Does the Quran have a central overarching theme? Eschatology= 33 (descriptions of the apocalypse, judgements, heaven and hell etc.) Commandments prohibitions = 8 (Sharia) What ab...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC285H1
Arthur Droge
NMC285H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Kufa, Warsh, Al Imran

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 NMC Week 5 Quiz Example questions 20 questions, ll in blank, multiple choice true false T of F the Suras are arranged in chronological order The longest Sura is, the shortest Sura is the on...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC285H1
Arthur Droge
NMC285H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Theophany, Shamash, Abd Allah Ibn Abbas

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Week 4 Reading and Lecture Notes A Reader on Classical Islam F.E. Peters The Revelation and Its Copy Contraction between text and the muslim tradition about whether or not the Quran conveys all th...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC285H1
Arthur Droge
NMC285H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Anthropocentrism, Theodicy, Omnipotence

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Creation and the Persistence of Evil intertextuality in the Quran characterizes the Qurans engagement with other texts intertextuality is a term coined by Julia Kristen to denote the interdepe...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC285H1
Arthur Droge
NMC285H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Jannah

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Week 9: The Way the World Ends Eschatology In a religious context, eschatology is the study of the end of the world for all created things the Quran is an eschatological book, in a way. More ...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC285H1
Arthur Droge
NMC285H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Polytheism, Idolatry, Medinan Surah

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 The Prophet and the Book Lecture Notes Eid, occurs only once (happy legomenon) in the Quran, Q5.114, means festival. The opening of the Torah who is speaking it? It is only much later that it w...

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
NMC285H1
Arthur Droge

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