Public lecture titled Ancient Near Eastern Empires and the Need for Speed
Centre for Oriental Studies at the University of Tartu invites:
On Tuesday, 10.12.2019 A public lecture by Dr. Sebastian Fink, Researcher of the Helsinki University "Ancient Near Eastern Empires and the Need for Speed"
Venue: Ülikooli 16-214
In the Ancient Near East the first well-documented political units emerged that ruled over a vast area. In order to be able to rule this areas all these empires had to increase their speed in various aspects. The lecture gives a short introduction to modern discussion of acceleration in philosophy and sociology and then turns to an analysis of the role of speed and acceleration in the Ancient Near East.
Vladimir Sazonov vladimir.sazonov [ät] ut.ee