A Brief Experience of the Unbelievable - Prof Peter N Stearns GMU Eerie Video

This is only the first 12 lectures from the first 2 DVDs.

Think of the construction of the eminent pyramids of Egypt, or the increase of autonomous principle in fossil Greece. Return the innovations of the European New Birth and Enlightenment—the unusual flowering of stagecraft and the arts, and rebellious breakthroughs in proficiency and weltanschauung. These are intriguing and impressive episodes, cognizant of to students of representation. But haven't you also wondered: What else was going on in the world?
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Consider the gripping tales of Venetian vendor Marco Polo. He introduced the Western overjoyed to confusing and go-go Asian cultures never before imagined. Those immigrant civilizations he visited had existed for centuries, even millennia. What do we know about that in finances of participate in of the story?

We know of the glories of fossil Rome, the commanding empire that ruled the known world—but what about the lands that were not «known»? What, for example, of the Han line in China? It existed alongside the Roman Empire but developed a more long-standing legacy than that of the emperors of the Non-Stop Town. How does that imposing heroic legend delineate to the more cognizant of item of Roman domination?

And in the Brunette Ages that came after the descent of the Roman Empire, we know that the era following Rome's distinction days brought eminent civic and common turmoil to the peoples of Europe. But at that spell the Muslims of the Medial East and North Africa were experiencing unusual cultural successful that produced innovations in art, nostrum, weltanschauung, and technology—a correct aurous age for the culture.

If you have wondered about these other histories—of China and Japan, of Russia, India, and the far-fetched territories of Sub-Saharan Africa and South America—you can now descry how these stories fit in with commonly known accounts of Western traditions.

Learn the of the Story

In A Brief Representation of the Overjoyed, you«ll scan the reach of kindly increase and culture across the planet. Over the course of 36 enthralling lectures, you»ll apprehend «the big picture» of overjoyed representation from the contrivance of agriculture in the Neolithic era to the urbanized, technologically soign overjoyed of the 21st century.

It«s a compelling overview of the kindly wisdom presented by a pioneering pupil and multi-confer-attractive master in overjoyed representation, Professor Peter N. Stearns. You»ll interrogate and rival the peoples, cultures, and nations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas to realize how, throughout representation, peoples all over the overjoyed have connected and interacted, traded goods and technology, and conquered and au fait from each other.

The course begins with consideration in prehistory and explores, in a weighty framework, how races organized to build the civilizations of the Influential overjoyed (1000 B.C–A.D. 500). Next, you'll interrogate the Postclassical overjoyed (500–1450) and the swell of overjoyed religions, the extension of thriftiness through ecumenical exchange, and the discoveries and achievements of the at newfangled term (1450–1750). The course closes with examinations of the first industrial term, also known as the Extensive 19th Century (1750–1914), and current times.

You'll rival forms of common and civic organizations, from the order group of Influential India to the Communist r of 20th-century China, and intimation the increase of the philosophy of the «nation-state» as it arose in newfangled fellowship.

This scan casts berate on the ruling classes and those on the lowest rungs of society—slaves and serfs—from China to Europe to the New Overjoyed. You«ll learn how views on subjugation have evolved, from Aristotle»s scrutinize that grind labor was necessary to finances the well-considered principle by more elevated classes, to humanitarian views that developed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and led to widespread destruction of serfdom.

The limits of belief provides another lens to interrogate and rival how faiths have evolved over centuries, influenced day-to-day being and eminently-spectrum real events, and inspired acute works of art and literature.

Present-Day Insights into the Kindly Experience

As you treks around the overjoyed and through spell with Professor Stearns, you'll also learn about the together characteristics of each fellowship you visit.

Over the course of these lectures, Professor Stearns provides surprising insights that will unseating many of your assumptions about representation. Here are some of the fascinating facts he uncovers:

The contrivance of agriculture set the showbiz for make one's way in many ways. It also brought with it a add up of drawbacks, including a new inequity between men and women, greater disclosing to universal diseases, and a more labor-exhaustive lifestyle than was in the know by nimrod-gatherers.

Although Mongols are often represented as deadly, pitiless pillagers, as invading rulers they were in experience unbigoted and chose to embrace the practices of the subjugated peoples rather than subdue them.

Africa, which is often overlooked as having «no representation,» played a key r in exchange and the dissemination of technology, and has a representation unusual in its complexity.

Although China has been customarily characterized as isolationist, it has for millennia been a chairman in technological novelty. It has contributed some rich inventions, including gunpowder and the printing meet, that have been adopted by societies all over the overjoyed.

Through these and other fascinating episodes, you'll make a esoteric admiration of the kindly wisdom as it was lived throughout the centuries.

A Globalized World—Then and Now

Some say globalization, the ever-intensifying interconnection of societies all over the planet, is a newfangled sensation. Professor Stearns tests that impression by showing how civilizations have always shared complex interactions—bartering goods and resources, fascinating advances in technology and education, sharing dependence through minister work—and wrestled with the tensions of regional agreement versus participation on the overjoyed showbiz.

With Professor Stearns as your counsel, you'll treks the Silk Street, the vibrant exchange carry that stretched from western China through Persia and into the Mediterranean region—a essential artery of treks, communication, and ascendancy during the Influential term.

You«ll see how, even with treks as enigmatical and burdensome as it was, adventurers, traders, and conquerors were nearly always on the get going. You»ll find out about the 14th-century hero Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta, a Muslim who traveled more than 75,000 miles in his 65 years.

As you glue Professor Stearns in his grand roam, you'll meet many examples in which efforts at globalization were welcomed and encouraged, as well as cultures that resisted the forces of globalization, investing in their own unrelated, civic, money-making, and cultural increase.

What do patterns of globalization let someone in on us for the future? Will clear-cut civilizations meld into new forms of agreement, of a globally shared culture? Or will societies restrain and try to remainder regional and ecumenical drives in an non-stop tension? These are eminent questions that you'll scrutinize in this course.

Scrutinize This Complete and Compelling Perspective

«There are many benign reasons to be interested in representation,» says Professor Stearns, «among them, the spell to see how the former times shapes the present.» And Professor Stearns is the achieve mc for this epic roam through the representation of culture. Articulate, winsome, and an masterful in the hockey, he provides an epic overview with fascinating facts and significant anecdotes. With his masterful handling, you«ll make access to occult insights into humanity»s extensive representation.

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36 lectures
| 31 minutes each

What and Why Is Overjoyed History?
The Neolithic Revolution
What Is a Civilization?
The Influential Term in Overjoyed History
Cultural Transform in the Influential Period
Common Inequalities in Influential Societies
The Roman Empire and Han China
The Silk Road; Influential Term Contacts
The Refuse of the Influential Civilizations
The Hang Up-Influential Term, 500–1450
Overjoyed Religions and Their Consequences
The Thrust of Islam
Postclassical Exchange and Contacts
Postclassical Patterns of Imitation
Western Culture in Overjoyed Context
The Mongol Years
Civilizations in the Americas and in Africa
The Overjoyed in 1450

The At Newfangled Term, 1450–1750
The Overjoyed Thriftiness, 1450–1750
Transformations in Western Europe
The Swell of Russia
Asian Empires and a Shogunate
The Extensive 19th Century
Destruction of Serfdom and Serfdom
Modernization and Nationalisms
Creation of Latin American Civilization
China and Japan—19th-Century Pressures
The 20th–21st Centuries as a New Period
The Overjoyed Economy—Change and Continuity
An Age of Revolutions
The In Accord States in Overjoyed History
Current Democracy
Current Cultural Change
Gender in Current Overjoyed History
There have been far-reaching changes in gender relations and conditions for women, with many reforms supported by nongovernmental organizations and the In Accord Nations. There are also, however, many forces itchy to take routine gender roles.
Globalization and Overjoyed Histor

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