HIST-2406B History of the Ancient World

The ancient history as known today, was to a considerable extent, an invention of 19th century Europe. Back then, an intellectual process parallel to the Industrial Revolution took place, pretending to rescue the roots of its cultural origin, that ultimately could justify the validity of its national states. It is well justified then, the development of auxiliary sciences of history, such as archeology, scientific geography, anthropology or linguistics, to deepen the knowledge of such origins