Trace the growth of political units from states to empires in this political history of the ancient Middle East from 4000 BCE to 650 CE.
Framing the Issues
- Were There Groups Outside the Control of States and Empires in the Ancient Middle East?
- How Did Kings Obtain the Right to Rule Over Their Subjects?
- Why Did States and Empires Develop?
Former Chief Curator, Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago
LESSON 1: Political and Geographic Dimensions of an Empire of the Ancient Middle East
LESSON 2: Art—as an Expression of Empire