Middle Ages in India and Central Asia
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Course title in Estonian
Keskaeg Indias
Course title in English
Middle Ages in India and Central Asia
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Course aims
The course aims to provide an overview of the history of India 4th-14th century.
Brief description of the course
Lectures deal with Central Asian and Indian history, culture, and political relations from the turn of the Common Era until 14th/16th century:
Sassanid dynasty (3rd-7th century AD)
Gupta empire (4th-6th century AD)
Hun migrations (3rd-6th century)
Kidarites (4th-6th century AD)
Turk Empire (6th-8th century)
Maitrika and Maukhari dynasty (6th to 8th centuries)
Harsavardhana (606-647)
Medieval North India (8th-13th century)
The Middle Ages in Central and South India (4th-14th century)
Umayads and Abbassids in Central Asia (7th-10th century)
Samanid dynasty (9th-11th century)
Arab invasion to India (7th-12th century)
Ghaznavid and Ghurid empires (10th-13th century)
Delhi Sultanate (13-16. Century)
Mongols in Central Asia (13th-15th century)
Tamerlan and Timurids (14th-16th century)
Bāhmanid State (14th-16th century)
Vijayanagara empire (14th-17th century)
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge of the history of India 4th -14. Centuries;
- has ability to analyze historical processes of medieval India;
- has the ability to compare medieval history of India with medieval history of other Asian regions.
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