History of the World to 1500 CE (W3902)
by Professor Richard Bulliet
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This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history from prehistoric times to 1500. The purpose of the course is to convey an understanding of how this rapidly growing field of history is being approached at three different levels: the narrative textbook level, the theoretical-conceptual level, and through discussion sections, the research level.
|1||VideoLecture 01 - Introduction to World History||--||9/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoLecture 02 - From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River - Valley Civilizations, 8000-1500 B.C.E. Part I||--||9/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoLecture 03 - From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River - Valley Civilizations, 8000-1500 B.C.E. Part II||--||9/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoLecture 04 - New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 B.C.E. Part I||--||9/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoLecture 05 - New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 B.C.E. Part II||--||9/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoLecture 06 - The Mediterranean and the Middle East, 2000-500 B.C.E. Part I||--||9/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoLecture 07 - The Mediterranean and the Middle East, 2000-500 B.C.E. Part II||--||9/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoLecture 08 - Greece and Iran, 1000-30 B.C.E./ India, 1500 B.C.E.-550 C.E. Part I||--||9/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoLecture 09 - Greece and Iran, 1000-30 B.C.E./ India, 1500 B.C.E.-550 C.E. Part II||--||10/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoLecture 10 - An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E. Part I||--||10/7/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoLecture 11/12 - An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E. Part II||--||10/14/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoLecture 13 - The Rise of Islam, 600-1200 Part II||--||10/19/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoLecture 14 - Christian Europe Emerges, 600-1200 Part I||--||10/22/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoLecture 15 - Christian Europe Emerges, 600-1200 Part II||--||10/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoLecture 16 - Inner and East Asia, 400-1200||--||10/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoLecture 17 - Peoples and Civilization of the Americas, 200-1500 Part I||--||11/5/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoLecture 18 - Peoples and Civilization of the Americas, 200-1500 Part I||--||11/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoLecture 19 - Peoples and Civilization of the Americas, 200-1500 Part II||--||11/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoLecture 20 -Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200 -1500, Part I||--||11/17/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoLecture 21 - Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200 - 1500 Part II (Food)||--||11/18/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoLecture 22 - Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500||--||11/23/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoLecture 23 - The Latin West, 1200-1500 Part I||--||12/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoLecture 23 - The Latin West, 1200-1500 Part II||--||12/2/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||VideoLecture 24 - The Maritime Revolution||--||12/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||VideoLecture 25 - Concluding lecture of the course||--||12/9/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
Worth 30 hours
I just completed the final lecture for this collection. I do recommend this class but with some disclosure. This is not a history class that gives you a clear view of the history of the world. It is more along the lines of a historical theory discussion. It is a very unique look at how to look at history. Most of the discussions were interesting. Additional research and recommended reading is essential. Audio quality drops out on some lectures but never to a point that the professor could not be heard. There is not much to watch except the professor pacing. I would listen until I hear the chalk hit the board then watch. There is a cute blond that sits in the front row most lectures. Somewhat distracting just like I remember from real class. The last lecture seemed a bit offensive. Religion was attacked a bit and I believe afghans were compared to monkeys at one point. All in all it's a good course and recommended. Listen at 1 1/2 or 2x speed depending on the lecture.
This is the same as an audio except that you can watch him talk.
bad audio, emphasis on obscure points of view
The right audio channel seems dead in all the lectures, and what remains of the left is scratchy and muffled.
The professor seems to spend a lot of time presenting very obscure opinions. It's not clear whether he is professing these as viable alternatives to the mainstream, or is being sarcastic.
What a strange course. I was hoping for History of the World to 1500 AD. What I got was a course on how difficult it is to write a history book.
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