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Medieval Warfare by Professor Michael Prestwich (A Must Watch!)
 
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In this lecture Professor Prestwich discusses in a great overview the concept and operations of Medieval Warfare.
The Sea Peoples and the Late Bronze Age Collapse
 
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Around 1200 BC, the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean went into major cultural decline: The Late Bronze Age came to a sudden end. Kingdoms that had wielded immense power completely disappeared. For several centuries after this, agriculture was people’s only means of subsistence. These were pivotal changes in history. Explaining them remains one of the big challenges in Mediterranean archaeology. In this video, the foundation Luwian Studies presents a comprehensive and plausible scenario of what might have happened. Links to Luwian Studies has been provided below and for more information please visit them and show your support!!! Also let them know that Nick at The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages sent you their way! For more information visit Luwian Studies! Website: luwianstudies.org YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkx4fdZwINCJ9nTDnwq_tQ Check out the products below!!! COOL ITEMS, BELOW!!! BOOKS! The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome: https://amzn.to/2G0fPTv The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade: https://amzn.to/2YRJSEC Life in a Medieval Village: https://amzn.to/2FYPpS4 Medieval Europe by Yale University Press: https://amzn.to/2UuSXU9 The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History : https://amzn.to/2FZCMWZ Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, Third Edition: https://amzn.to/2YOaPc5 The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Cambridge University Press: https://amzn.to/2CURRY8 The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750 (Library of World Civilization) by W. W. Norton & Company: https://amzn.to/2YPENMU A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity (Wiley Blackwell Social and Cultural Histories of the Ancient World) by Wiley-Blackwell: https://amzn.to/2FZZ62S DVD&CD!! The Vikings by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2G1YhGU The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2UrxuvB Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2I0LXsj Other Cool Ancient/Medieval Stuff!! Medieval Times Crusader Knight Mug: https://amzn.to/2Uwkfts Medieval II : Total War Collection - Mac/Steam Code/Online Game Code/: https://amzn.to/2IcB8CW DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission.
The Arthurian Tradition Arising From Pseudo History
 
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The Arthurian Tradition Arising From Pseudo History The specific politics of the Anarchy found in Geoffrey’s chronicle, while functioning as important foundations for Geoffrey’s Arthur and direct retellings of the Historia, have become less apparent in the Arthurian tradition as the struggle between Stephen and Matilda passed from both the Arthurian and cultural narrative. It is the Arthurian romances, not Geoffrey’s Arthur, that contain the Arthurian elements most recognizable in literary culture. Yet, it is important to note the politics that survive beyond Geoffrey, aspects of the Anarchy that are so entrenched in the King Arthur narrative that they remain staples of the tradition. Since there are copious amounts of Arthurian literature to sort through, it is best to focus on three main areas of Arthurian texts in regard to Geoffrey: early vernacular translations of the Historia, the 12th-century Arthurian romances, and Thomas Malory’s epic Le Morte D’Arthur, a text that behaves similarly to Geoffrey’s Historia while also serving to establish the elements seen in the Arthurian narrative of today. An examination of these texts will show that despite Arthur’s growth beyond the Anarchy, certain motifs from that political moment still exist within the tradition, particularly Arthur’s traitorous nephew Mordred. Arthur serves as the principal hero of the Historia, with more than two of thetext’s twelve books dedicated to him. Yet Arthur is still a means to an end for Geoffrey, a recognizable folkloric figure that he injected with the politics of the Anarchy to show the effects of civil discord. Despite Geoffrey’s efforts to retain sole custody of his history, and by extension, Arthur, his account of the legendary king proved fated to rise beyond its origin in the Historia, with its utopian depiction of court, kingdoms, and knights. The Arthurian narrative took on a life of its own, with countless chroniclers and writers adding to and subtracting from the narrative based on their own political and social preferences after Geoffrey. The origin of Arthur, however, was born of 12th-century politics, specifically those of the Anarchy’s first years. The remnants of the Historia’s politics are rarely seen in modern Arthurian literature, but some aspects of these original politics, such as Mordred, remain as key features of the tradition. Arthur, too, remains a political vehicle, proving that a singular narrative can reflect a number of diverse political landscapes, even in societies radically different from the one the narrative was created in. Check Us Out At Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/The_Study_of_Antiquity_and_the_Middle_Ages This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Recommended Citation:Pringle, Andrew D. (2018) "The “Anarchy” of King Arthur’s Beginnings: The Politics that Created the Arthurian Tradition," Crossing Borders: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship: Vol. 3: Iss. 1. https://doi.org/10.4148/2373-0978.1068 https://newprairiepress.org/crossingborders/vol3/iss1/5/ Film Footage: The Sword of Lancelot https://archive.org/details/cco_swordoflancelot
Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades: Lecture One By Dr. France
 
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Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000–1300: Lecture One of a four part series deals with the collide between the East and the West and the evolution of military tactics of Western Europe to adapt with the foreign tactics of Eastern Warfare. It discusses military and social issues and challenges that arose and how the armies of Medieval Europe and those that lead them met and adapted to those issues and challenges. This authoritative and concise work surveys the range of warfare in the high Middle Ages while reflecting on the society that produced these military struggles. The lecture brings together for the first time a wealth of information on such topics as knighthood, military organization, weaponry and fortifications, and warfare in the East. In 1095 with the launching of the First Crusade, Europeans established a great military endeavour to save the Holy Land, an undertaking that remained a central preoccupation until the end of the thirteenth century. While the expeditions that went forth to fight the Muslims involved armies of exceptional size, much of the warfare within western Europe itself was conducted by small armies on behalf of landowners who were often neighbours and kin. In his approach to his subject, John France considers political, social, and economic development in the age of the crusades. He emphasizes the significance of four factors in shaping medieval warfare: the dominance of land as a form of wealth, the limited competence of government, the state of technology that favoured defence over attack, and the geography and climate of western Europe. His coverage of the castle and the knight in armour depicts the role of landowners in producing these characteristic medieval instruments of war. In addition, France provides an extensive analysis of battles in which he reconstructs a series of encounters in superb detail. DR. France was Professor Emeritus at Swansea University, and at the time of this podcast was Charles Boal Ewing Chair in Military History at West Point. NYMAS is devoted to increasing public knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the interrelationship of war, society, and culture through the presentation and dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints. Find and support NYMAS: http://nymas.org/ Podcast Episode: http://nymas.org/podcasts/John%20France%20-%20Crusades%20128.mp3 Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000–1300 Book: https://amzn.to/2U2zohM DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase the product. Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license:(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades: Lecture Two By Dr. France
 
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Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000–1300: Lecture Two of a Four part series, this deals with the style of warfare that the Crusaders would while crusading in the Middle East. This episode deals Eastern warfare during the Crusades along with touching on a variety of other subjects as well including the establishments of the Turks in Anatolia, the Horse Archer and Bow, the establishment of Citadels to rule the local populations, trade in the Muslim world, they methods and tactics of wafare that were common throughout the Medieval Islamic world and how the armies of the Islamic world adapted to combat the Medieval Knight of Western Europe. This authoritative and concise work surveys the range of warfare in the high Middle Ages while reflecting on the society that produced these military struggles. The lecture brings together for the first time a wealth of information on such topics as knighthood, military organization, weaponry and fortifications, and warfare in the East. In 1095 with the launching of the First Crusade, Europeans established a great military endeavour to save the Holy Land, an undertaking that remained a central preoccupation until the end of the thirteenth century. While the expeditions that went forth to fight the Muslims involved armies of exceptional size, much of the warfare within western Europe itself was conducted by small armies on behalf of landowners who were often neighbours and kin. In his approach to his subject, John France considers political, social, and economic development in the age of the crusades. He emphasizes the significance of four factors in shaping medieval warfare: the dominance of land as a form of wealth, the limited competence of government, the state of technology that favoured defence over attack, and the geography and climate of western Europe. His coverage of the castle and the knight in armour depicts the role of landowners in producing these characteristic medieval instruments of war. In addition, France provides an extensive analysis of battles in which he reconstructs a series of encounters in superb detail. DR. France was Professor Emeritus at Swansea University, and at the time of this podcast was Charles Boal Ewing Chair in Military History at West Point. NYMAS is devoted to increasing public knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the interrelationship of war, society, and culture through the presentation and dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints. Find and support NYMAS: http://nymas.org/ Podcast Episode: http://nymas.org/podcasts/John%20France%20-%20Crusades%20128.mp3 Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000–1300 Book: https://amzn.to/2U2zohM DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase the product. Heavy Interlude 0:52 Kevin MacLeod Cinematic | Dramatic You're free to use this song and monetize your video, but you must include the following in your video description: Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Herodotus' Histories- Tom Holland (Excellent Lecture)
 
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The classical scholar Tom Holland introduces his new translation of Herodotus' masterpiece - The Histories. ''The Histories (Greek: Ἱστορίαι; Ancient Greek: [his.to.rí.ai̯]; also known as The History) of Herodotus is now considered the founding work of history in Western literature. Written in 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece at that time. Although not a fully impartial record, it remains one of the West's most important sources regarding these affairs. Moreover, it established the genre and study of history in the Western world (despite the existence of historical records and chronicles beforehand). The Histories also stands as one of the first accounts of the rise of the Persian Empire, as well as the events and causes of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus portrays the conflict as one between the forces of slavery (the Persians) on the one hand, and freedom (the Athenians and the confederacy of Greek city-states which united against the invaders) on the other. The Histories was at some point divided into the nine books that appear in modern editions, conventionally named after the nine Muses.'' (Wikipedia)
The Late Bronze Age Collapse!!! Excellent Presentation!!!
 
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The Late Bronze Age Collapse by History of the World Podcast. 1200 - 1050 B.C.E - All of the societies of the Near East either weakened considerably or disappeared altogether. What could have possibly happened to cause this dramatic turn of events? In this episode Chris discusses the Late Bronze Age Collapse and a variety of factors that contributed to it covering various subjects such as climate change, violent migrations and etc. He presents a world thrown into economic crisis, violent chaos while also touching on the often and unsuccessful efforts of various peoples and nations to reestablish control during this almost apocalyptic experience. I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation and I hope you do as well. For more information and to support The History of the World Podcast please visit these sites and let them know that you love and appreciate their efforts in the pursuit of history! iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/history-of-the-world-podcast/id1403189802?app=podcast&mt=2&fbclid=IwAR3r6TJ6_mkGvKtZdVufJeFpcwyienJB61_9np4XJh3guzouZ3XHHIy271A Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyoftheworldpodcast/
Athelstan: The Making of England (Lecture by Tom Holland)
 
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Writer and TV historian Tom Holland speaks about the first King of England and his impact on the creation of England. Apologies for the popup in the footage it came with the video when I downloaded it. The formation of England happened against the odds—the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Eadweard expanded it, and his grandson Æthelstan finally united Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and became Rex totius Britanniae. Tom Holland recounts this extraordinarily exciting story with relish and drama. We meet the great figures of the age, including Alfred and his daughter Æthelflæd, 'Lady of the Mercians', who brought Æthelstan up at the Mercian court. At the end of the book we understand the often confusing history of the Anglo-Saxon kings better than ever before. (Book summary which involves this lecture.) Book link: https://www.amazon.com/Athelstan-Making-England-Penguin-Monarchs/dp/0241187818/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522090694&sr=8-1&keywords=athelstan+tom+holland
The Vikings (Lecture 1)
 
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The Vikings: raids, settlement, conquest and discovery. This three part lecture series also involves Moorish and Islamic attacks on medieval Europe.
The Mummification Process of Ancient Egypt
 
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The ancient Egyptians developed a sophisticated method to preserve a dead body for the afterlife: mummification. First, the internal organs were removed and all moisture from the body was eliminated. Next, the body was wrapped with long strips of linen, and then covered with a large linen cloth. Follow the steps of the mummification process in this short animation about the Getty Museum's Romano-Egyptian mummy Herakleides.
The Assyrian Empire and the Kingdom of Israel in Biblical Context
 
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This lecture deals with the Assyrian Empire and the Monarch of Ancient Israel. It discusses the enemies of Assyria such as the Hittites, the Egyptians and etc. It deals with the Bronze Age collapse, the sea peoples and etc. It finally ends with the stagnation and decline of Ancient Assyria and Israel itself. For more free resources, please visit www.brucegore.com.
The Phoenicians and Carthage: Excellent Presentation!!
 
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In this wonderful episode by The History of the World Podcast we explore briefly the aftermath of the Late Bronze Age Collapse and the appearance of the Phoenicians in Ancient Canaan. We watch as the Phoenicians rise and fall as they set up a series of colonies along with their ancient Greek rivals across the known world of their era. As they become established overseas we finally begin to see their disappearance in the Levant under the expansion of the mighty Achaemenid Persian Empire. But, the beauty is that the story doesn't end there, but continues with the rise, expansion and eventual collapse of Ancient Carthage. This episode touches on a variety of subjects from economics, politics and conflicts truly capturing the listener in an epic tale from ancient history. Links!!!!! Support the Podcast and Chris by taking advantage of the wonderful historical information he provides! Website: https://historyoftheworldpodcast.com/?fbclid=IwAR2a3VWZev-yGjwAFtzcowIThgA0UB6usdZNz4-WSNsE8PpH0KJlFpH27Bs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyoftheworldpodcast/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/history-of-the-world-podcast/id1403189802?app=podcast&mt=2&fbclid=IwAR3r6TJ6_mkGvKtZdVufJeFpcwyienJB61_9np4XJh3guzouZ3XHHIy271A Rise and Fall of Phoenicia Video Map is brought to you through the courtesy of Vologda Mapping: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=2BuaIrNCE-M Achaemenid Empire.gif : https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Achaemenid_Empire.gif Ali Zifan
Post Roman Britain: Irish and Germanic Invasions
 
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This lecture was enjoyable involving the Irish and Germanic raids, invasions and migrations into post Roman Britain. It looks at the demographics and population movements in Britain in the Early Middle Ages and the impacts it had on British culture, ethnography and etc. Attribution goes to Bilkent University! http://video.bilkent.edu.tr/course_videos.php?courseid=13
Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms
 
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In this lecture the Professor looks at the political changes and developments in Britain during the Post Roman and Pre Viking Era 500-750 A.D or C.E. This period has been typically called controversially ''The Dark Ages'' but now tends to be referred to as the Early Middle Ages. Revolving around the early development of the Anglo Saxon Kingdoms of Britain. The Heptarchy is the primary focus of this lecture and so it will give a brief overview of Medieval Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Wessex. Attribution: Bilkent University's Department of History focuses on graduate studies, offering M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the areas of Ottoman, European and the U.S.A. history. Begun in 1993, the Department boasts an International faculty trained at some of the leading Universities in Europe, North America and Turkey. The Department serves an international student body with students from Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Turkey and the U.S.A. currently enrolled. http://video.bilkent.edu.tr/course_videos.php?courseid=13
The Vikings: Causes of the Viking Invasions
 
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This part of the history of the Vikings deals with the factors and causes of the Viking Invasions. It dives into trade between Scandinavia, Sweden, Norway and Western Europe, while touching on border and land disputes that would cause even more tension between Northern Europeans and those living in Western Europe. It discusses their raids and future settlements while also discussing the difficulty in discerning Danes and Norwegians from each other in Medieval writings such as the Anglo Saxon Chronicle and the Irish Annals. From Dynastic struggles to exploration, this series will cover it all as it explores the ''Viking Age.'' Check out the products below!!! COOL ITEMS, BELOW!!! BOOKS! The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome: https://amzn.to/2G0fPTv The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade: https://amzn.to/2YRJSEC Life in a Medieval Village: https://amzn.to/2FYPpS4 Medieval Europe by Yale University Press: https://amzn.to/2UuSXU9 The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History : https://amzn.to/2FZCMWZ Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, Third Edition: https://amzn.to/2YOaPc5 The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Cambridge University Press: https://amzn.to/2CURRY8 The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750 (Library of World Civilization) by W. W. Norton & Company: https://amzn.to/2YPENMU A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity (Wiley Blackwell Social and Cultural Histories of the Ancient World) by Wiley-Blackwell: https://amzn.to/2FZZ62S DVD&CD!! The Vikings by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2G1YhGU The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2UrxuvB Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2I0LXsj Other Cool Ancient/Medieval Stuff!! Medieval Times Crusader Knight Mug: https://amzn.to/2Uwkfts Medieval II : Total War Collection - Mac/Steam Code/Online Game Code/: https://amzn.to/2IcB8CW DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
The Early Years of the Silk Road!! Excellent Presentation!!
 
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This audio lecture from CHP China History Podcast gives us an interesting view of the history of the Silk Road in Ancient History! Laszlo gives an important lesson in the brutal and treacherous geography while lightly discussing the economic, cultural and socio-political changes that took place as various peoples gained access to the trade routes of Asia! Below are links involving China History Podcast!! Show CHP Love!!! YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCim2V_PqtJ6_W2fDESGzJHA SoundCloud Channel: https://soundcloud.com/teacupmedia Website: https://www.teacup.media/ Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/thechinahistorypodcast/ Laszlo’s back from Germany and after a long delay we pick up where we left off. In this episode we reacquaint ourselves with the background and early years of the Silk Road. Check out the products below!!! COOL ITEMS, BELOW!!! BOOKS! The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome: https://amzn.to/2G0fPTv The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade: https://amzn.to/2YRJSEC Life in a Medieval Village: https://amzn.to/2FYPpS4 Medieval Europe by Yale University Press: https://amzn.to/2UuSXU9 The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History : https://amzn.to/2FZCMWZ Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, Third Edition: https://amzn.to/2YOaPc5 The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Cambridge University Press: https://amzn.to/2CURRY8 The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750 (Library of World Civilization) by W. W. Norton & Company: https://amzn.to/2YPENMU A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity (Wiley Blackwell Social and Cultural Histories of the Ancient World) by Wiley-Blackwell: https://amzn.to/2FZZ62S DVD&CD!! The Vikings by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2G1YhGU The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2UrxuvB Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2I0LXsj Other Cool Ancient/Medieval Stuff!! Medieval Times Crusader Knight Mug: https://amzn.to/2Uwkfts Medieval II : Total War Collection - Mac/Steam Code/Online Game Code/: https://amzn.to/2IcB8CW DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission.
The Han Dynasty: Part One
 
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Laszlo continues on with his China Dynasty Overview. This time the Han Dynasty will be introduced and he traces it along from the regime it evolved from to its establishment of power and eventual decline after centuries of dominance. Laslo Montgomery YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCim2V_PqtJ6_W2fDESGzJHA SoundCloud Channel: https://soundcloud.com/teacupmedia Website: https://www.teacup.media/ Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/thechinahistorypodcast/
My History Library! PS sorry for the sound quality!
 
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Showing off a portion of my library after rearranging them for most of the day! Sorry for the camera quality and audio but it’s the best I could do for now!
Alexander the Great and the Old Testament
 
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Alexander the Great and the Old Testament This is a part of a series provided by Bruce Gore that deals with biblical history and context of the Bible. This series and playlist does not necessarily represent the views of this channel and content may contain errors and or dated materials I wanted to share these for historiography purposes and for my subscribers that enjoy this approach to history. When Alexander swept through the ancient world, conquering the Persian Empire, and establishing a Greek presence throughout the Near East, the entire shape of the ancient world changed. Though never mentioned by name, the career of Alexander is the subject of certainly Old Testament texts summarized in this presentation. For more free resources, please visit www.brucegore.com.
The Vikings: An Introduction
 
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The Vikings by Allen MAWER (1879 - 1942) This is a concise history of the Vikings by Allen Mawer, MA, Professor of English Language and Literature in Armstrong College, University of Durham: late Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. It includes the following chapters: I.Causes of the Viking movement; II.The Viking movement down to the middle of the 9th century; III.The Vikings in England to the death of Harthacnut ; IV.The Vikings in the Frankish Empire to the founding of Normandy (911);V. The Vikings in Ireland to the battle of Clontarf (1014); VI.The Vikings in the Orkneys, Scotland, the Western Islands and Man; VII.The Vikings in Baltic lands and Russia; VIII.Viking civilisation; IX. Scandinavian influence in the Orkneys, Shetlands, the Western Islands and Man; X. Scandinavian influence in Ireland ; XI. Scandinavian influence in England; and XII. Scandinavian influence in the Empire and Iceland. - Summary by Kevin Johnson
The Hittites, Biblical Context and the Old Testament
 
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While the Israelites were settling into their territories of Canaan during the era of the judges, international conflicts were playing out around them, involving especially the great powers of Egypt to the south and the Hittites to the north. Your host is Bruce W. Gore, M.A., J.D.
The Carolingian Dynasty
 
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Carolingian dynasty, family of Frankish aristocrats and the dynasty (AD 750–887) that they established to rule western Europe. The name derives from the large number of family members who bore the name Charles, most notably Charlemagne.
Introduction to The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
 
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This is a brief introduction to the study of antiquity and the middle ages. Please stick with us more documentaries and commentaries will follow.
The Five Forms of Ancient Egyptian Writing!
 
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In this brief video I discuss the five different forms of writing in Ancient Egypt!
Hattusha: The Capital City of the Hittites.
 
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A BIAA Lecture by Dr Andreas Schachner for more information check out the links below! Hattusha-Bogazköy, a typical town of the central Anatolian Bronze Age, was founded around 2000 BC, in succession to several short-lived settlements of the fifth and fourth millennia BC. Originally a local centre, Hattusha developed into the capital city of the Hittite state after ca. 1650 BC. The lecture aims to reconstruct this development, which transformed this regional centre into one of the largest and most complex cities of its time, characterized by several unique buildings and structures demonstrating the power and might of Hittite civilization. British Institute at Ankara: https://biaa.ac.uk/ The British Institute at Ankara supports, enables and encourages research in Turkey and the Black Sea region in a wide range of fields including archaeology, ancient and modern history, heritage management, social sciences and contemporary issues in public policy and political sciences. Founded in 1947, the BIAA was incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom. The BIAA is one of the British International Research Institutes (BIRI). It has offices in Ankara and London, and a dedicated staff of experts from a wide variety of academic and cultural backgrounds.
Conflict and Co-existence: Ancient Greeks in Seleucid and Arsacid Iran
 
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Conflict and Co-existence: Greeks in Seleucid and Arsacid Iran. Most ancient historians and archaeologists who have written on the subject of Greeks in Seleucid and Arsacid Iran have reduced it to a dichotomy, with some scholars, usually those with a background in Classics, Classical archaeology and ancient history, emphasizing the role of Hellenism east of the Tigris, and others, more often than not Near Eastern specialists and Iranologists, downplaying its contributions. Leaving to one side the much debated 'clash of civilizations' embodied in Alexander the Great's conquest of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, and the vast body of literature it has spawned, the position taken in this year's Lauritsen Lecture is rather different and emphasizes two points: first, even though they never occupied large tracts of territory and their poleis were isolates in an alien world that were eventually engulfed by the cultures in which they were embedded, the epigraphically attested Greek enclaves in Iran were very significant where they were present, far more so than the absolute size of these groups would suggest; and second, if we focus on the content of the Greek inscriptions from Iran, rather than their modest number, we find undeniable evidence of Greek institutions on Iranian soil that cannot be ignored. Moreover, some of those institutions survived well into the Arsacid period when another 'clash of civilizations', this time involving the Arsacid dynasty and its Seleucid and later Roman opponents, would tend to make one assume that an anti-Greek bias would have superseded any residual affinity for Greek institutions. These factors suggest that the Greek-Iranian relationship was neither as shallow nor as unilaterally hostile as scholars of earlier generations may have imagined. It will be argued that both the broad brush of 'Hellenism in the East', and the often overtly nationalist Iranian rhetoric of Greek insignificance in the period following the fall of the Achaemenid empire and the rise of Ardashir I and his Sasanian dynasty, are far too blunt in their approach to what was not a clash of civilizations but an exercise in symbiosis and cultural borrowing. Daniel T. Potts is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History at New York University. He received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology from Harvard University in 1980 and then taught at the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Copenhagen, where he completed his Habilitation in 1991. Prior to joining NYU, he was the Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair of Middle Eastern Archaeology at the University of Sydney for over twenty years. Although his research interests are wide-ranging, the majority of his scholarly work has focused on the cultural developments in Iran, Mesopotamia and the Arabian Peninsula, as well as relations between these regions and their neighbors. Chronologically his span is far-reaching; from the Neolithic to late antiquity, but his main focus has been on the transition from pre-history to the Bronze Age in Mesopotamia and Iran, especially the 3rd millennium BCE. Potts has led and participated in numerous excavation projects in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Arabian Archaeology & Epigraphy, a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He is the author of the books In the Land of the Emirates: The Archaeology and History of the UAE (2012), Mesopotamia, Iran and Arabia from the Seleucids to the Sasanians (2010), Mesopotamian Civilization: The material foundations (1997), and The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity (1990), among others, and has authored and edited a vast number of other books, volumes, chapters, and articles. Most recently he was the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Iranian Archaeology (2013). Cosponsored by the Departments of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and History. The lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Fred and Catherine Lauritsen. Attribution: Institute for Advanced Study website: https://ias.umn.edu IAS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBEDSOZmDSLmKXM4WP7FUA University of Minnesota/IAS media archive: https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/search?facets%5Bcontributing_organization_name_s%5D%5B%5D=University+of+Minnesota%2C+Institute+for+Advanced+Study.&sort=date_created_sort+desc%2C+title_sort+asc
The Hittites: Excellent Presentation
 
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1700 - 1200 BCE - The first Indo-Europeans documented arrived in Anatolia and completely changed the face of the Near East, even going toe to toe with the mighty Egyptians, as well as the revived Assyrians. In this episode The History of the World Podcast dives into the rise and fall of the Hittite civilization and empire. Covering a variety of aspects ranging from language to military history we are given a great overview of one of the greatest empires of the Bronze Age. We see its rise and eventual fall as the Sea Peoples arrive and Assyria expands. Check out The History of the World Podcast at these links! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historyoftheworldpodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thehistoryoftheworldpodcast/?fbclid=IwAR1HJjVYGIx4cdXw7TAUxGyWgXf73vHEy5YTmjcjIh2kIPnEJAnQInlwkyI Website: https://historyoftheworldpodcast.com/?fbclid=IwAR3bno2XpfDNj8d6zk6GqujfBkpRPDp7iIU-ngFfZYYHla3StFt4nuXPVQQ Audioboom: https://audioboom.com/posts/7183831-vol-2-ep-5-the-hittites Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/history-of-the-world-podcast/id1403189802 Attribution: The Ancient Middle East: Every Year https://youtu.be/4TXzW4nF7fU by Ollie Bye End of Civilization - Bronze Age Collapse - (1250BC-1000BC) https://youtu.be/0RaiuOMDO8I by Ancient Mapper Check out the two YouTube Channels above! They are amazing!
Hittites Documentary 2003 HD
 
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STORYLINE Narrated with the characteristically soothing lilt of Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, The Hittites is a sprawling and ambitious portrait of a hugely influential empire unknown by many. Exhaustive in scope and excitingly cinematic in its execution, the film breathes vital life into ancient history. The journey begins over 3,500 years ago in the war-torn regions around what is now known as Turkey. From the blood-drenched struggles for territorial dominance rose the Hittites, a military power renowned for their effectiveness in defeating even the most ardent opponents. They continued to rule over the next 500 years until their eventual fall in 1200 BCE. For many throughout the world, exposure to the Hittite legacy was limited to their inclusion in sections of the Old Testament. That all changed with one of the most remarkable discoveries in archaeological history. In the early 1900's, excavators uncovered thousands of clay tablets on which contained a series of communications written in the oldest recorded Indo-European language. Researchers quickly decoded this language, and deciphered a detailed military history of the Hittites. The pearls of wisdom they gleaned from these tablets work to inform the content of the film. The filmmakers provide insights into the Hittite culture, its people, their string of successful battles, and the personalities of its hierarchy. We learn their strategies of combat; the mercy they granted to those who surrendered to their power, and their savage response to those who didn't. We gain knowledge of their rituals and customs, and recognize how certain tenants of their legal system still echo in modern society. The film also spends a generous amount of time in examining how the empire ascended and faltered under the guidance of various military leaders. Collectively, these revelations deepen our appreciation of the period and - in some cases - its connections to the world we live in today. The Hittites contains polished production values, interviews with noted scholars of the period, and impressive re-enactments of key events, including the infamous Battle of Kadesh led by Pharaoh of Ramesses II and King Muwatalli II. Whether you're an expert in this period of history or a newcomer, the film provides a dense and satisfying understanding of its subject.
Ostrogothic Italy and the Franks
 
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This lecture deals with the end of the Roman Empire of the West and lectures on the barbarian kingdoms that took its place such as the Franks and the Ostrogoth's. Bilkent HIST417 20111014 LECTURE06 Ostrogothic Italy & The Franks Asst. Prof. David E. Thornton This course traces the history of western Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, and deals with the main political, social and religious changes during that period. HIST 417 Medieval Europe (500-1500)
Medieval Kingship And The Domesday Book (Lecture 1)
 
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Medieval Kingship And the Domesday Book, Lecture One. From Kingship to record keeping this lecture dives deep into the subject of rule and management.
The Old Testament and the Collapse of the Assyrian Empire
 
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The last and greatest king of the Assyrian Empire was Ashurbanipal, who left the vast library that was eventually discovered by Austen Henry Layard. He also captured the Jewish king Manasseh and kept him in chains, only reinstating him to his royal throne after his repentance for his ''sinful and idolatrous practices.'' This lecture focuses on the Assyrian Empire in the context of the Old Testament it also deals with Ancient Israel and the turbulent ear in which these two groups lived. This views expressed in this lecture does not necessarily represent the views of The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages. For more free resources, please visit www.brucegore.com.
Genetic Approaches to Anglo-Saxon Settlement
 
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Genetic Approaches to Anglo Saxon Settlement This course traces the history of western Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, and deals with the main political, social and religious changes during that period. Asst. Prof. David E. Thornton HIST 417 Medieval Europe (500-1500)
Islam: The Executioner or Heir of Antiquity
 
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Tom Holland delivers his lecture - "Islam: Executioner or Heir of Antiquity" as part of the Classics Alumni Day - "Classics from Helen to the Hijaz"
Sea Peoples and Bronze Age Collapse Announcement!!!!!!
 
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Hello everyone I am excited to announce that I am uploading a video tomorrow that deals with the collapse of the Bronze Age, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Sea Peoples and the destruction of the Hittite Empire! I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did and it was provided by Luwian Studies and here are links to their great organization along with a description below! Luwian Studies is an independent, private, non-profit foundation based in Switzerland. The sole purpose of the foundation is to promote the study of cultures of the second millennium BCE in the west of Asia Minor. The core thesis of Luwian Studies is that during the second millennium BCE there must have been a hitherto largely overlooked culture in the west of present-day Turkey. Taking this culture into consideration would result in new interpretation scenarios regarding the chronology of the events at the end of the Bronze Age. The foundation would like to encourage accurate and comprehensive explorations of Luwian settlement sites in order to complete our picture of Aegean prehistory. Those interested in Luwian Studies or even intending to participate actively are welcome. Website: https://luwianstudies.org/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkx4fdZwINCJ9nTDnwq_tQ
Abraham and Ancient Egypt: Historical and Biblical Perspectives
 
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The ancient history of Egypt intersects for the first time with the Biblical narrative when Abraham traveled from Canaan to Egypt during the 12th Dynasty, possibly during the reign of Sensusret III. By that time the great pyramids had stood for hundreds of years, and Egyptian civilization had realized some of its most important accomplishments. There are no known Egyptian records attesting to Abraham's visit, as recorded in Genesis 12, but the story, taken a face value, presents a picture compatible with the history of the Land of the Nile, and that perspective forms the assumptions of the presentation here. For more free resources, please visit www.brucegore.com.
The Military Tribunes of the Roman Legion.
 
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In this commentary I delve into the world of the military tribune and the politics and career it involves. I hope you all enjoy!
The Ancient History of Silk!!! Excellent Presentation!!!
 
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Thanks to Carole in Virginia for giving me enough of a push to get this episode finally produced. This might have been one of the first ten topics I came up with when I began writing the original list back in 2010. The history of silk is really an amazing testament to humankind's ingenuity and the randomness of life since Neolithic times. I hope you enjoy this episode. It turned out to be a much greater story than I was ever aware of. TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE: Shén Nóng 神农 The Divine Farmer, god of agriculture and many other things Qīng Dynasty 清朝 The last imperial dynasty in China - 1644-1911 Dèng Xiǎopíng 邓小平 Chairman of China Bridge Association and great Chinese leader during 20th century Míng Dynasty 明朝 Second to the last dynasty...1368-1644 Táng 唐朝 Dynasty in China 618-907 Ānhuì 安徽 Province in China Fújiàn 福建 Province in China Sòng Dynasty 宋朝 Dynasty in China....960-1279 Yǎngsháo Wenhua 仰韶文化 Yangshao Culture in China..5000 to 3000 BCE more or less Yángshuò County 阳朔县 One of the great sightseeing centers of China, near Guilin Zhèngzhōu 郑州 City in Henan Qīngtaí 清台村 Village in the northwest corner of Zhengzhou on the south bank of the Yellow River Huāxià 华夏 The collective tribes that made up ancient core Han Chinese civilization Xià County 夏县 County in south Shanxi on the border with Henan Shānxī province 山西省 Province in China Qiánshānyàng 钱山漾 town at the south end of Lake Tai near Húzhōu Shāng Dynasty 商朝 China's first "official dynasty," lasted from 1600 to 1046 BCE Huángdì 黄帝 The Yellow Emperor Xī Líng Shì 西陵氏 The discoverer of silk and the primary wife of the Yellow Emperor Léi Zǔ 嫘祖 Other name of Xi Ling Shi by which she is more commonly known Cán Nǎinai 蚕奶奶 The Goddess of Silkworms Cán 蚕 a silk-worm Kǒngfūzǐ 孔夫子 Confucius Shǐ Jì 史记Records of the Grand Historian Lǐ Jì 礼记 Book of Rites nǚgōng 女红 the feminine arts Sūzhōu 苏州 City in Jiangsu Province Nánjīng 南京 Capital city of Jiangsu province Chéngdū 成都 The capital city of Sichuan province Zhāng Qiān 张骞 Great Western Han Dynasty adventurer, instrumental in getting the Silk Road up and running Hàn Wǔdì 汉武帝 Great Western Han Dynasty emperor Wǔyí Mountains 武夷山 Mountains in northern Fujian where some of the best tea in the world comes from Hétián 和田 Formerly called Khotan...a great trading kingdom in present day Xinjiang Jìn Dynasty 晋朝 Dynasty in China: 265-420 CE Suí 隋朝 Dynasty in China from 581-618 Cháng'ān 长安 Present day Xian in Shaanxi Province Qiánlóng 乾隆 Emperor during the heyday of the Qing Dynasty, 1735-1796 Website: https://teacup.media Twitter: @LaszloCHP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechinahistorypodcast SoundCloud channel: https://soundcloud.com/teacupmedia
The Economic Reforms of Diocletian!!! Excellent Presentation!!!!
 
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This first episode of a two part series explores the economic, social and political reforms of Diocletian. It shows that though extremely controversial Diocletian was in fact a true reformer. Diocletian’s economic policies set the Roman Empire and Western Europe on the road to feudalism and economic decline. It discusses his policies, the political and economic instability he found himself in when becoming Emperor while also discussing what worked, what didn't and the effects his policies and reforms had on the Roman Empire, the Roman People and early Christianity. What I also enjoyed is that before diving into Diocletian and his reforms Steve from The History of the Papacy Podcast gives you a brief overview of modern economics to better help you understand not just economics but also how certain aspects of modern economics can easily relate to the economic practices of the ancient world. You can learn more about the History of Papacy and subscribe at all these great places: http://atozhistorypage.com/ email: [email protected] http://rss.acast.com/historyofthepapacy On Social Media: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage/ https://www.facebook.com/HistoryOfThePapacyPodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/atozhistory Youtube https://goo.gl/92rPQN Help out the show by ordering these books from Amazon! https://amzn.com/w/1MUPNYEU65NTF they will receive a commission if you purchase anything from this link (disclaimer.) Music Provided by: "Greta Sting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) “Procession of the King” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Danse Macabre" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Virtutes Instrumenti" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Virtutes Vocis" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Funeral March for Brass" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "String Impromptu Number 1" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Agnus Dei X - Bitter Suite Kevin MacLeaod (incomptech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Kenneth Harl: Orientation and Introduction to the Ancient World
 
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In a lecture course provided by Yale American Historian and Scholar Kenneth W. Harl introduces the audience to antiquity and the ancient world. Professor Harl is considered to be one of the best history teachers world wide and is the most published professor by the Teaching company otherwise known as the Great Courses. I highly suggest checking out his other lectures on the Great Courses website such as The Crusades, The Vikings, Rome and the Barbarians, Byzantium, the Ottomans and many more.
The Hellenistic Age: From Alexander to Antiochus III
 
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Following the death of Alexander, his vast domains were split up among four of his military commanders, and thus commenced the age of Greek influence throughout the Mediterranean World. From various civil wars and cultural influences this lecture dives into a variety of topics varying from conquest, political betrayal and the cultural exchanges from Greece to the various territories it came into contact with. I also enjoyed the fact that the Syrian Wars were described in this lecture! ''The Hellenistic period covers the period of Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.E and the emergence of the Roman Empire as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C.E and the subsequent conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt the following year. The Ancient Greek word Hellas (Ἑλλάς, Ellás) is the original word for Greece, from which the word Hellenistic was derived.'' (Wikipedia) For more free resources, please visit www.brucegore.com This is apart of a series provided by Bruce Gore that deals with biblical history and context of the Bible. This series and playlist does not necessarily represent the views of this channel and content may contain errors and or dated materials I wanted to share these for historiography purposes and for my subscribers that enjoy this approach to history.
Hannibal of Carthage: The Siege of Saguntum
 
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In typical Jacob Abbott fashion (19th century author of history books for kids, he tells a great story. Hannibal shows the folly of great men looking for personal glory through war. He was a genius strategist and leader of men in getting across the Rhone through trickery, the Alps trough determination and trickery, and prolonging his occupation of Italy through similar means. However, known to history as one of the great generals he ultimately, through his conceit, led indirectly to the destruction of Carthage years later in the 3rd Punic War. To think what the course of history would have been had Carthage mustered proper reinforcements. Would Carthage have taken Rome? If so, how would Carthage have handled the early Christians? What would modern Europe have looked like and who would have ultimately settled America? Fun to consider.
Medieval Society & Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
 
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In this lecture the Professor discusses Medieval Society & Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Bilkent HIST417 20111223 LECTURE21 Medieval Society & Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Ancient Kush, Nubia and the Black Pharaohs
 
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This brief lecture partially recorded by Mr. Blair and finished by yours truly deals with the rise of the Kingdom of Kush in Ancient Nubia and its establishemnt of control in Nubia and eventually Egypt while creating the 25th Dynasty of Egypt before being pushed back into Nubia by the Assyrians before slowly being erased from history by the conquests of Aksum. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File%3AHuman_Legacy_Lecture_-10.ogg MrABlair23
The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians-Xenophon
 
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The Polity of the Athenians and the Lacedaemonians (Spartans) by Xenophon. The Polity of the Lacedaemonians talks about the laws and institutions created by Lycurgus, which train and develop Spartan citizens from birth to old age. It only because of Xenophon that we have most of our knowledge about the Spartans. Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens which may explain why he is so negative and sarcastic when describing the Athenian democracy. Sparta gave him land and property in Scillus, where he lived for many years before having to move once more, to settle in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C.
Armenian Identity in the Early Middle Ages: 7th-11th Century A.D.
 
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Tim Greenwood gives a talk as part of the The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity, and Nationhood workshop. Pre-modern identities are situational, specific to the time and the context in which they are constructed and deployed. They are also oppositional, constructed in response to surrounding communities. The ‘other’ takes many different forms but when it loses its ‘otherness’ the identity begins to collapse. In Late Antiquity, Armenianness was constructed in terms of an imagined community of Christians and devised in opposition to an impious, ‘ash-worshipping’ Persian shahanshah and his empire of Eran. This was depicted by Ełišē but continued to hold meaning into the ninth century. T‘ovma Arcruni based his descriptions of the caliph Ja‘far al-Mutawakkil and the Sajid emir Afshīn on Ełišē’s shahanshah Yazdegerd II. Yet T‘ovma was clearly struggling to fit contemporary realities to the historical template. If prominent Arcruni princes were seeking to profit from establishing ties with the Sajids, they could not easily be represented as oppressed and persecuted for their faith. An anonymous continuator confirms that the ‘otherness’ of the Persians was fast receding. Yūsuf b.Abi’l Sāj and Gagik Arcruni are portrayed discussing profound questions and aspects of kingship. This passage evokes contemporary Persianate salon culture. Evidently a process of political and social transformation was underway, with traditional loyalties and identities breaking down. Armenian identity was also constructed in opposition to that great imperial ‘other’ to the west, the Byzantine Empire. Disdaining Byzantium is a feature of earlier historical compositions but three tenth-century works attest a major shift. The History of Tarōn offers a radical retelling of the conversion of Armenia, in which relationship with Caesarea in Cappadocia is stressed. The History of Uxt‘anēs attests a renewed interest in Armenian involvement with the classical Roman past. The Universal History of Step‘anos Tarōnec‘i attest an author searching for new ways of projecting and preserving Armenian identity in the face of an expanding Byzantium, no longer distant or ‘other’ but present and familiar. This is the context in which a radically different sense of Armenianness, rooted in urban communities, emerged briefly in the eleventh century.
The Vikings: Raids on Europe
 
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This part of the Viking History Series deals with the Vikings raids on France, England, Ireland, Spain and etc. It deals with the clashes in Frisia and along the Frankish border while also discusisng how the collapse of Charlemagne's Empire and its division into three parts created opportunity for the Vikings. COOL ITEMS, BELOW!!! BOOKS! The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome: https://amzn.to/2G0fPTv The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade: https://amzn.to/2YRJSEC Life in a Medieval Village: https://amzn.to/2FYPpS4 Medieval Europe by Yale University Press: https://amzn.to/2UuSXU9 The Civilization of the Middle Ages: A Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of Medieval History : https://amzn.to/2FZCMWZ Reading the Middle Ages: Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World, Third Edition: https://amzn.to/2YOaPc5 The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Cambridge University Press: https://amzn.to/2CURRY8 The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150-750 (Library of World Civilization) by W. W. Norton & Company: https://amzn.to/2YPENMU A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity (Wiley Blackwell Social and Cultural Histories of the Ancient World) by Wiley-Blackwell: https://amzn.to/2FZZ62S DVD&CD!! The Vikings by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2G1YhGU The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2UrxuvB Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation by The Great Courses: https://amzn.to/2I0LXsj Other Cool Ancient/Medieval Stuff!! Medieval Times Crusader Knight Mug: https://amzn.to/2Uwkfts Medieval II : Total War Collection - Mac/Steam Code/Online Game Code/: https://amzn.to/2IcB8CW DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Man and Disease: The Black Death
 
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Beginning in 1347 and continuing for a full five years, a devastating plague swept Europe, leaving in its wake more than twenty million people dead. This epidemic now known as the "Black Death" was an outbreak of bubonic plague which had begun somewhere in the heart of Asia and spread westward along trade routes. The consequences to Europe were profound. Besides immeasurable pain and grief, traditional Medieval society was thrown into chaos, economies were fractured, the Church lost status, and art and literature took a turn for the gruesome and bizarre. At the same time, the plague brought benefits as well: modern labor movements, improvements in medicine and a new approach to life. Indeed, much of the Italian Renaissance—even Shakespeare's drama to some extent—is an aftershock of the Black Death. Today its repercussions may be felt in the resistance to AIDS seen in some European populations. By any measure taken, the Black Death was world-shattering and shows how even the smallest of things, the microbial world, can at times steer the course of human civilization. Attributed to Mark L. Damen Professor of History and Classics, Utah State University For more information please visit: https://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320Hist&Civ/index.htm
The Old Testament and its Authors
 
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The Old Testament and Its Authors The "Ancient Hebrew Scriptures," often called the Old Testament, embrace a world view which was both deeply imbedded in its historical context (the civilization of the Ancient Near East) and at the same time distinct from the other theological systems around it, especially in its monotheistic principles. Thus, the religion of ancient Israel is both a part of and apart from the cults and cultures surrounding it. To grasp how this belief structure evolved, one must first understand the way the Bible was formulated. At some point after the Babylonian Captivity, various Hebrew documents—now referred to as J, E, P and D—were woven together to form the Old Testament. By looking at these separately, it's possible to make out a pattern of development in ancient Hebrew thought, in particular, the path that led to monotheism. Biblical assertions to the contrary, archaeological data suggest how wide and uneven that path actually was. Attribution to Mark L. Damen Professor of History and Classics Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0710 For more information please visit: https://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320Hist&Civ/chapters/09WOMEN.htm
Ancient and Medieval Terrorism: An Excellent Lecture
 
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A short lecture on the historical roots of terrorism. Includes discussions of tyrannicide, the Sicarii and Zealots of ancient Judea, and the Assasins of the Medieval period. Attribution: RonRbc YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxp-rxCPTUSi84juakgwNg Lecturer: Dr. Michael Decker of University of South FL and executive director of Phi Alpha Theta. Check out and support Phi Alpha Theta: https://phialphatheta.org/
Early Middle Ages: The Origins of Islam (Tom Holland Lecture)
 
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Where did Islam come from? The story of how it came to be established across a vast empire stretching from the Atlantic to the frontiers of China is conventionally traced back to the charisma and inspiration of a single man: Muhammad. But his story was not written until 200 years later. Join historian Tom Holland who has received death threats for challenging the long-held origins of Islam.