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The Great Game

HIST 317
Spring 2014
Section: 01  
Certificates: International Relations

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 and more: This seminar will examine the mixed history of European imperial projects in Central Asia during the long 19th century. 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-21-2014
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