Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to show the military organization of Ancient Near Eastern states.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Süleyman Özkan
Learning Outcomes
1Eski Önasya’daki askerlik kurumlarını öğrenebilme
2Askerlik kurumlarının farklılıklarını öğrenebilme
3Askerlik kurumlarının gelişmelerini kavrayabilme
4To be able to learn the military organization of Ancient Near East. PO; 4, 5, 10
5To be able to learn the differences between states’ military organizations.PO; 2, 6, 12
6To be able to understand the development of the military organization of Ancient Near Eastern states. PO; 3, 7, 10
7To be able to know the writing materials and archaeological finds. PO; 6, 11
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
In this course, the military organization, servants, soldiers, armies, garrisons, weapons, clothes, castles and other defensive buildings will be examined according to writing and archaeological materials.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The Military in Ancient Near East Introduction to the course
2Servants and soldiers,Lecture
3Military corps Lecture
4Military buildings and garrisons Lecture
5Castles and other defensive buildingsLecture
6Camps Lecture
7Mid exam
8War tactics Lecture
9Weapons Lecture
10The developing of military structure Lecture
11The mercenary soldiers Lecture
12The booty and its divide and distribute Lecture
13Deportation Lecture
14General evaluation
15General evaluation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Dinçol,A.M. 1983 “Hititler”, Anadolu Uygarlıkları Ansiklopedisi, İstanbul, 17-120 Gurney,O.R. 2001 Hititler (çev. P.Arpaçay), Ankara Macqueen,J.G. 2001 Hititler ve Hitit Çağında Anadolu, Ankara M.Roaf, Mezopotamya ve Eski Yakın Doğu, İstanbul 1995 F.Kınal, Eski Mezopotamya Tarihi, Ankara 1983 H.Klengel, Kral Hammurabi ve Babil Günlüğü, Ankara 2001 S.N.Kramer, Tarih Sümerde Başlar, Ankara 1999 J.Bottero, Mezopotamya, İstanbul 2003 Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, 1995
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5945
Individual Study for Final Examination5945
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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