The Great Game|
Spring 2018 not offered
This seminar will examine the mixed history of European imperial projects in Central Asia during the long 19th century: the "great power" rivalry for supremacy in Central Asia, fought mainly in Afghanistan and the surrounding regions (including what is now Pakistan) over two centuries or longer. We will also consider the social and religious implications for Afghanistan and adjacent regions; the geo-strategic background to the conflict, including Timurid dominance in Southern Asia; the "Great Game" dimensions of the Cold War, the War on Drugs, and the War on Terror; and the "Great Game" in literature, art, film, and popular culture.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(SAST-MN)
Brysac and Meyer, TOURNAMENT OF SHADOWS
Tolstoy, HADJI MURAT
Golden, CENTRAL ASIA IN WORLD HISTORY
-and other readings TBA.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
5 short response papers (2-3 pages); final research paper 10 pages.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
All readings to be done prior to seminar session to facilitate class discussion. Papers must be submitted on time. Penalty for late submission of work: 1 letter grade per day. Work is considered at least one day late if it is not submitted by the deadline.
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