HIST 4346

HIST 4346

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This class will study an important example of resistance, that is, several armed revolts against Imperial Rome during the first two centuries of our era. Africa, Asia, and Europe all saw such rebellions. What caused them? Why did almost all of them fail? Were they popular movements or elite enterprises? What other forms of resistance to Rome existed besides armed revolts? To what extent were ethnicity, race, or religion factors in the revolts? The main case studies will be Arminius (Germany), Tacfarinas (North Africa), Boudicca (Britain), the Batavian Revolt (Netherlands), the Jewish Revolt (Judea), the Diaspora Revolt/Kitos War (Libya, Egypt, Cyprus, Judea, Mesopotamia), the Bar Kokhba Revolt (Judea). Readings in ancient literary sources as well as inscriptions, papyri, coins, and archaeological evidence.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (GLC-AS, HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HPE, HEU)

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  • 18485 HIST 4346   SEM 101

    • TR Morrill Hall 111
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18486 HIST 4346   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies