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Cue Up Toto, We’re Talking About Africa!
OK. Buckle in and hold on because I’m about to tell you something that is going to blow. Your. Mind.Read more.
The Rise of Islam
So, you might be asking, why does Islam get its own section when we didn’t really talk about the otherRead more.
Europe Started From the Bottom Now It’s Here | Late Middle Ages in Europe
Europe started out with weak or nonexistent kings but by the end of the Middle Ages, we’re going to beRead more.
The Byzantine Empire
Meanwhile, in the part of the Roman Empire that survived… The Byzantine Empire. (Listen to the entire episode here!) theRead more.
Thanks Franks! | Charlemagne’s Empire
Are you of European descent? Congratulations! You’re related to Charlemagne! (Listen to the entire episode here!)Read more.
The “Barbarian” Apocalypse | Early Medieval Europe
Last episode we talked in general about why these classical empires declined and led way to the medieval era inRead more.
Decline of Classical Empires
So how did all of these incredible classical empires decline? (Listen to the entire episode here!) Fortunately for us butRead more.
The (First) Rise of Classical China
Two classical dynasties set up China to be a relatively unified and stable powerhouse for the next 2,000 years. TheRead more.
Thank God for Sanskrit | Classical India
We weren’t really able to talk much about India in the ancient era because their language still hasn’t been deciphered.Read more.
All Roads Lead to Rome
There are a lot of Rome fans out there who are going to be upset by how many crazy importantRead more.