LMU MOOC: Organising an Empire – The Assyrian Way

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Notes for Organising an Empire: The Assyrian Way, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) on Coursera.

Duration: 6 weeks

  • Introducing Ancient Assyria
  • Meet the CEO: The Assyrian King
  • A Visit to the Head Office: The Royal Capital and Court
  • Regional Managers: Outsourcing Power
  • Human Resources: Commodities, Consumers, and Product
  • The Fruits of Empire: Expenses and Revenue

References

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Neo-Assyrian Empire 911 – 612

𒆳𒀸𒋩𒆠  – māt Aššur 

Capitals

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Politics

Kings

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Art

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Korsabad – Lamassu (Winged Bulls)

Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, “Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II,” in Smarthistory, December 15, 2015, accessed April 25, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/lamassu-from-the-citadel-of-sargon-ii/

Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, “Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions,” in Smarthistory, December 11, 2015, accessed April 25, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/ashurbanipal-hunting-lions/.

Discovery Channel – Ancient Warriors (TV series)

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British Museum – Banquet Scene – Wall Panel (645BC-635BC) – Ashurbanipal

suspended from a tree behind the queen is the head of Teumman, king of Elam

 

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