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The Big History of Civilizations

Use a cutting-edge historical approach to trace the story of human civilizations from our emergence as a species.

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36 Lectures

1
Image of A Tale of Two Ancient Cities
A Tale of Two Ancient Cities
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2
Image of The Rise of Humanity
The Rise of Humanity
0 of 29 min
3
Image of Foraging in the Old Stone Age
Foraging in the Old Stone Age
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Origins of Agriculture
Origins of Agriculture
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Power, Cities, and States
Power, Cities, and States
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Era of Agrarian Civilizations
The Era of Agrarian Civilizations
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7
Image of Innovations of Mesopotamia
Innovations of Mesopotamia
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8
Image of The Downfall of Sumer
The Downfall of Sumer
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Egypt: Divine Rule in the Black Land
Egypt: Divine Rule in the Black Land
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10
Image of Society and Culture of Egypt
Society and Culture of Egypt
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11
Image of Early Mediterranean Civilizations
Early Mediterranean Civilizations
0 of 30 min
12
Image of Mysteries of the Indus Valley
Mysteries of the Indus Valley
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13
Image of South Asian Civilizations and Beliefs
South Asian Civilizations and Beliefs
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14
Image of China: Born in Isolation
China: Born in Isolation
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15
Image of China’s Dynasties and Influence
China’s Dynasties and Influence
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16
Image of The Importance of the Nomads
The Importance of the Nomads
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17
Image of Oxus Civilization and Powerful Persia
Oxus Civilization and Powerful Persia
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18
Image of Greece in Its Golden Age
Greece in Its Golden Age
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19
Image of Greek Gods, Philosophy, and Science
Greek Gods, Philosophy, and Science
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20
Image of Alexander’s Conquests and Hellenism
Alexander’s Conquests and Hellenism
0 of 28 min
21
Image of Building the Roman Republic
Building the Roman Republic
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22
Image of Triumphs and Flaws of Imperial Rome
Triumphs and Flaws of Imperial Rome
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23
Image of New Ideas along the Silk Road
New Ideas along the Silk Road
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24
Image of Chaos and Consolidation in Eurasia
Chaos and Consolidation in Eurasia
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25
Image of Islamic Expansion and Rule
Islamic Expansion and Rule
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26
Image of Legacy of the Mongols
Legacy of the Mongols
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27
Image of North American Peoples and Tribes
North American Peoples and Tribes
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28
Image of Agrarian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
Agrarian Civilizations of Mesoamerica
0 of 28 min
29
Image of Culture and Empire in South America
Culture and Empire in South America
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30
Image of African Kingdoms and Trade
African Kingdoms and Trade
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31
Image of Lifeways of Australia and the Pacific
Lifeways of Australia and the Pacific
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32
Image of The Advent of Global Commerce
The Advent of Global Commerce
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33
Image of The Industrial Revolution and Modernity
The Industrial Revolution and Modernity
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34
Image of The Transformative 20th and 21st Centuries
The Transformative 20th and 21st Centuries
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35
Image of Civilization, the Biosphere, and Tomorrow
Civilization, the Biosphere, and Tomorrow
0 of 28 min
36
Image of Civilizations of the Distant Future
Civilizations of the Distant Future
0 of 30 min

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t********m
June 16, 2019

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l********m
April 19, 2019
Fantastic course, excellent teacher

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k********m
March 4, 2019
This is a helpful overview of human history, especially the lectures on ancient history.

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