Cross-cultural encounters between Asia and Europe, focusing on the role of the Silk Road in shaping engagements between cultures and using the nature and impact of the Mongol empire as a key case study.
This paper is designed to give students a strong grasp of the patterns of engagement
between Asia, the Middle East and Europe in global history. It introduces students
to the importance of cross-cultural encounters, long-distance trade and imperial systems
in shaping community formation and political development. It provides a key window
into the cultural dynamics of human history.
The paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including law, psychology, politics, anthropology, English, classics and marketing.
|Paper title||East meets West: Encounters in Global History|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$851.85|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,585.00|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of History, Art History & Visual Culture's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Brian Moloughney
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- An understanding of the pattern of relationships between Asia, the Middle East and Europe
- A recognition of the nature and consequences of cross-cultural contact
- A grasp of the basic features of empires and colonialism
- An appreciation of the distinctive of global history as a scholarly method.