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|
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History of the World to 1500 CE
Prof. Bulliet is engaging and funny. He ranges widely over all the globe, more thematically than chronologically. He's especially interesting on technology and animals. His refreshing perspective resists the traditional narrative which attributes almost all advances in civilization to the Europeans; he shows how diverse and creative humanity has always been. Rather than learning specific names and dates, the focus is more on thinking about how to tell humanity's story, what to include, what to leave out, what to compare and contrast. I recommend this course highly to anyone interested in history.
Worse lecture. He says "uh" about every five words. He is is disjointed in his talks and meanders pointlessly.
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