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Joel T Walker
jwalker@u.washington.edu
HSTAM 418
Seattle Campus

The World of Late Antiquity

Examines the transformation of the ancient world from the third-century crisis of the Roman Empire to the rise of Islamic civilization. Explores the manifold political, cultural, and social changes that transformed Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East between the third and the eighth centuries CE.

Class Description

This course examines the transformation of the ancient world from the third-century crisis of the Roman empire to the rise of Islamic civilization. The course explores the manifold political, cultural, and social changes that transformed Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East between the third and the eighth centuries CE.

Recommended preparation

At least one prior course in religious studies, ancient or medieval history.

Class Assignments and Grading

The course will combine lecture with frequent discussion including small group work and oral presentations. Discussion and writing assignments will be based largely on primary sources.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
jwalker@u.washington.edu
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 05/06/2003