HIST 2740

HIST 2740

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

The Graveyard of Empires. The Crossroads of the World. The Pivot of History. For all its grand nicknames, Central Asia remains a region little-studied in the West. This course endeavors to separate fact from fantasy while providing an introduction to the social, cultural, and political history of Central Asia from the eighteenth century to the present day Considering Russian/Soviet and Chinese Central Asia as well as Afghanistan, we will explore the impact of cross-cultural contacts and the advance of neighboring empires on the region's diverse societies in the modern era.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2240

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17791 HIST 2740   LEC 001