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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.
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.
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/
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)
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 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.
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
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/
Feudal Society!!!! Upcoming Project!!!!!
 
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Hello everyone, in this video I discuss my upcoming project which focuses on the writings of Marc Bloch on Feudal Society. Translated from the original French Language by Manyon it remains one of the most superb writings on Feudalism and is a necessary addition to the library of any student and history buff of the Middle Ages.
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 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/
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.
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/
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 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. 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.
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"
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.
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!
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 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
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 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.
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)
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.
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.
The Vikings (Lecture 2)
 
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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.
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.
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)
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/
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 Central Middle Ages: The Salian Dynasty
 
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This part of the story begins with the collapse of the Saxon Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and the rise of the Salian Dynasty. From conflicts with the Papacy, to the various uprisings in Lombardy, Burgundy and Swabia this story points out the turmoil, corrupt politics and violence that dominated the lands that these kings controlled. And if domestic conflicts aren't bad enough it touches on the wars with Poland under Bolesław I the Brave and Mieszko I of Poland. As the Saxon Monarchy crumbles the Frankish Dynasty rises. The Central Period of the Middle Age 918-1273 Beatrice A. LEES (1858 - 1940) Beatrice Lees writes that the history of the period of the Middle Ages from 918 to 1273 is that of "a heroic period, the age of feudalism and monasticism, of chivalry and the Crusades." The era opened "with gloomy prospects for Western Christendom. On every side danger threatened" from the Vikings, the Saracens, and the Magyars. But better things lie in store in this little volume as the Capetian dynasty is founded in France, the Holy Roman Empire becomes the political center of Europe under Frederick Barbarossa, the Papacy attains its greatest influence under Innocent III, and Frederick II, called "stupor mundi," the wonder of the world, rules the cosmopolitan Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. - Summary by Pamela Nagami Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Political Science Cool products below!!!!!!! Help us out by checking it out and possibly making a purchase. 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 Swords and Ancient/Medieval Training and Fighting Gear: https://www.woodenswords.com/?Click=26177 Great Courses Plus Link: https://thegreatcoursesplus.7eer.net/xoyyO 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 Men & Women Cap SPQR: https://amzn.to/2IfW4tx 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 Indo Europeans and Historical Linguistics
 
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History and Civilization: The Indo-Europeans and Historical Linguistics (Lecture 7) In the late eighteenth century, a British judge living in India noticed profound similarities in several historical languages, which suggested to him they shared a common origin. His hypothesis gave rise to the field of historical linguistics, the study of language change over time. Since then, two centuries of scholars, including the famous Brothers Grimm of fairy-tale fame, have worked out the general nature of that "mother tongue" and its culture, now referred to as Indo-European, and have shown that Indo-European civilization underlies much of Western Civilization. Still, our knowledge of the original Indo-Europeans is far from complete. For instance, we don't know what their "homeland" was, that is, where they lived as a cultural entity before spreading across most of the known world. All in all, the once mysterious Indo-Europeans and their descendants can now be seen as the most successful conquerors ever in human history. 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
Barbarian Kingdoms of Medieval Europe
 
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In this lecture the Professor discusses Ancient Rome or the end thereof and the Barbarian Kingdoms that took it's place. Bilkent HIST417 20111011 LECTURE05 Barbarian Kingdoms
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
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 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/
The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Nerva Adopts Trajan
 
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In the begining of this story we learn about the rise of Nerva and his brief reign. It deals with his almost peaceful regime, the rebellion of soldiers, and his legacy which revolves around the adoption of Trajan. This story will feature and focus on the Antonines of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of the Antonines by William Wolfe CAPES (1834 - 1914) This short overview of the Roman Empire from AD 96-180 opens as the murderers of Domitian raise to power the wise old senator, Nerva. Ignoring assassination rumors, his successor, the brave soldier Trajan, "went about the streets almost unguarded" and was easy of access to all classes. He was followed by the brilliant, gay emperor, Hadrian, who "revised the imperial budget with the skill of a trained accountant." We meet the immortal Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who spent his life fighting barbarians along the Danube. The book closes with chapters on the religions of the empire, on the state's response to Christianity, and on imperial administration. (Summary by Pamela Nagami) Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Political Science
The Central Middle Ages: An Introduction
 
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The Central Period of the Middle Age 918-1273 Beatrice A. LEES (1858 - 1940) Beatrice Lees writes that the history of the period of the Middle Ages from 918 to 1273 is that of "a heroic period, the age of feudalism and monasticism, of chivalry and the Crusades." The era opened "with gloomy prospects for Western Christendom. On every side danger threatened" from the Vikings, the Saracens, and the Magyars. But better things lie in store in this little volume as the Capetian dynasty is founded in France, the Holy Roman Empire becomes the political center of Europe under Frederick Barbarossa, the Papacy attains its greatest influence under Innocent III, and Frederick II, called "stupor mundi," the wonder of the world, rules the cosmopolitan Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. - Summary by Pamela Nagami Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Political Science
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.
The Central Middle Ages: The Ottonian Dynasty and Papal Corruption
 
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This part of the story of the Central Middle Ages deals with the death of Otto I, the struggles of Otto II and the tragic life and struggle of Otto III in an attempt to bear the greatness of the kings before him while delving into Papal corruption and the battle of the Popes and Anti Popes in Rome.
Learning and Work in Medieval England
 
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Did Medieval people go on learning through their adult life? If so, what kind of things did they learn about, who taught them, and how was it done? This lecture was delivered 23rd May 2013 as part of national Adult Learners' Week.
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.
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.
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
Herodotus and the Persian Wars
 
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Herodotus is the ''Father of History and—according to some—also the Father of Lies.''As a discipline, history begins with Herodotus' Histories, the first known systematic investigation of the past. Explicitly, The Histories deal with the Persian Wars, the Greeks' double defeat of the formidable forces led against them by the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, but Herodotus' work includes much more than just the narration of that conflict. It encompasses geography, gossip, gods and even a bit of arithmetic. A master storyteller, Herodotus won an audience for history not only in his day but for all time. Since he invented history, no century has passed without a historian to record it. This is part two of a lecture series titled History and Civilization! This lecture series is brought to you by Mark L. Damen Professor of History and Classics, Utah State University. For more information please visit: https://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320Hist&Civ/chapters/02HEROD.htm
Church History by Eusebius  Audio Book
 
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The Church History (Greek: Ἐκκλησιαστικὴ ἱστορία; Latin: Historia Ecclesiastica or Historia Ecclesiae) of Eusebius, the bishop of Caesarea was a 4th-century pioneer work giving a chronological account of the development of Early Christianity from the 1st century to the 4th century. It was written in Koine Greek, and survives also in Latin, Syriac and Armenian manuscripts. The result was the first full-length historical narrative written from a Christian point of view. In the early 5th century two advocates in Constantinople, Socrates Scholasticus and Sozomen, and a bishop, Theodoret of Cyrrhus, Syria, wrote continuations of Eusebius' church history, establishing the convention of continuators that would determine to a great extent the way history was written for the next thousand years. Eusebius' Chronicle, which attempted to lay out a comparative timeline of pagan and Old Testament history, set the model for the other historiographical genre, the medieval chronicle or universal history. Eusebius had access to the Theological Library of Caesarea and made use of many ecclesiastical monuments and documents, acts of the martyrs, letters, extracts from earlier Christian writings, lists of bishops, and similar sources, often quoting the originals at great length so that his work contains materials not elsewhere preserved. For example he wrote that Matthew composed the Gospel according to the Hebrews and his Church Catalogue suggests that it was the only Jewish gospel. It is therefore of historical value, though it pretends neither to completeness nor to the observance of due proportion in the treatment of the subject-matter. Nor does it present in a connected and systematic way the history of the early Christian Church. It is to no small extent a vindication of the Christian religion, though the author did not primarily intend it as such. Eusebius has been often accused of intentional falsification of the truth; in judging persons or facts he is not entirely unbiased. https://librivox.org/eusebius-history-of-the-christian-church-tr-by-mcgiffert/
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 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.
The Tudor Empire !!!!!!Excellent Lecture!!!!!!
 
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This course will examine the growth and development of the British Empire in the late 15th Century when England was under the Tudor Dynasty. In the course, we shall proceed chronologically, but also look more closely at particular themes and countries. The course will not provide a fully comprehensive survey, an enormous task anyway; rather, we shall seek to uncover and understand the essential historical truths about this mightiest of empires.