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The Byzantine Empire
Meanwhile, in the part of the Roman Empire that survived… The Byzantine Empire. (Listen to the entire episode here!) the
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Thanks Franks! | Charlemagne’s Empire
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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 in
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Decline of Classical Empires
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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. The
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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.
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All Roads Lead to Rome
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Alexander the Great
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This is Sparta! | Classical Greece
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Anatomy of the Persian Empire
The poster child for empire building is Persia. The Classical Era begins at 600 BCE because this is around when
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