A History of Mediterranean Sea & Its People, Pt. 1

OSH 575 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: 

The history of the Mediterranean Sea is about the history of communications between people and cultures from the lands surrounding it, through trade, transport, colonialization, war, and cultural swap between different peoples.  Some of the most ancient human civilizations- Egyptian, Phoenician, Greek, and Roman were organized around it.  These civilizations had a major influence on the history and existence of cultures around the Mediterranean and, consequently are among the keys to understanding the development of western civilization as we know it.  

Week 1 Introduction and Early History of the Mediterranean Sea.

Week 2 Classical Antiquity.

Week 3 The Roman Empire and the “Mare Nostrum.”

Week 4 The fall of the Roman Empire.

Week 5 The Islamic conquest of the Mediterranean.

Week 6 The Mediterranean in the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.


Instructor:  Dr. Daniel Rivera


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2020-2021 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021