HPEB00012U Introduction to Central Asia: history, peoples, cultures

Volume 2015/2016
Mellemøstens sprog og kulturer med specialisering i de centrale fag Arabisk, Assyriologi, Hebraisk, Nærorientalsk arkæologi, Persisk, Tyrkisk and Ægyptologi 2010-curriculum

Tilvalgsstudiet i Centralasien-og Afghanistan 2013.

In recent decades Central Asia has experienced a renaissance both in international politics and in academic discourse. Interest in the region is due to a number of factors, such as its geo-political position on the frontiers of great powers, its rich energy resources and the dominance of Islam. Historically speaking, this region was part of the legendary Silk Road, thus connecting East Asia with Europe, was scene of the emergence and demise of many great nomadic empires and it was also here where the famous power struggle of the colonial empires known as the Great Game unfolded in the 19th century. The course offers an introduction to this vast region which, in addition to the independent Republics which emerged in the wake of the demise of the Soviet Union, culturally also includes neighbouring territories, such as Afghanistan and the vast area of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China. Discussions of continuities and change will be accompanied by the introduction of selected theoretical perspectives underpinning research in the region.

Learning Outcome

BA 2010-ordning

Udvalg tema om Tyrkiet og/eller den tyrkisk sprogede verden (Fagelementkode HTRB01301E) 

BA Tilvalgsordning 2013

Tematisk enme (Fagelementkode HPEB10111E)

Analytisk emne (Fagelementkode HPEB10121E)

Frit emne (Fagelementkode HPEB10131E)

Liste over aflæsninger uploadet på Absalon. Desuden vil de studerende nødt til at læse:

SVAT Soucek: En historie om Inner Asia . Cambridge University Press, 2000

Forelæsninger, diskussioner, præsentationer
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  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 74
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 296,5
  • Total
  • 412,5
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