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The Rise of the Steppe Nomads

Lecture no. 2 from the course: The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

The Rise of the Steppe Nomads

Taught by Professor Kenneth W. Harl | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Learn about the earliest known nomads of the Pontic-Caspian steppes, beginning with the origins of the Indo-European languages. See how innovations including the raising of livestock, the domestication of the horse, and the invention of the spoked wheel—and ultimately, the light chariot—transformed steppe life and led to migrations across Eurasia.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Steppes and Peoples
Steppes and Peoples
0 of 31 min
2
Image of The Rise of the Steppe Nomads
The Rise of the Steppe Nomads
0 of 28 min
3
Image of Early Nomads and China
Early Nomads and China
0 of 30 min
4
Image of The Han Emperors and Xiongnu at War
The Han Emperors and Xiongnu at War
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Scythians, Greeks, and Persians
Scythians, Greeks, and Persians
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Parthians
The Parthians
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Kushans, Sacae, and the Silk Road
Kushans, Sacae, and the Silk Road
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Rome and the Sarmatians
Rome and the Sarmatians
0 of 30 min
9
Image of Trade across the Tarim Basin
Trade across the Tarim Basin
0 of 30 min
10
Image of Buddhism, Manichaeism, and Christianity
Buddhism, Manichaeism, and Christianity
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Rome and the Huns
Rome and the Huns
0 of 30 min
12
Image of Attila the Hun—Scourge of God
Attila the Hun—Scourge of God
0 of 31 min
13
Image of Sassanid Shahs and the Hephthalites
Sassanid Shahs and the Hephthalites
0 of 29 min
14
Image of The Turks—Transformation of the Steppes
The Turks—Transformation of the Steppes
0 of 30 min
15
Image of Turkmen Khagans and Tang Emperors
Turkmen Khagans and Tang Emperors
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Avars, Bulgars, and Constantinople
Avars, Bulgars, and Constantinople
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Khazar Khagans
Khazar Khagans
0 of 32 min
18
Image of Pechenegs, Magyars, and Cumans
Pechenegs, Magyars, and Cumans
0 of 31 min
19
Image of Islam and the Caliphate
Islam and the Caliphate
0 of 31 min
20
Image of The Clash between Turks and the Caliphate
The Clash between Turks and the Caliphate
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Muslim Merchants and Mystics in Central Asia
Muslim Merchants and Mystics in Central Asia
0 of 29 min
22
Image of The Rise of the Seljuk Turks
The Rise of the Seljuk Turks
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Turks in Anatolia and India
Turks in Anatolia and India
0 of 31 min
24
Image of The Sultans of Rum
The Sultans of Rum
0 of 29 min
25
Image of The Sultans of Delhi
The Sultans of Delhi
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Manchurian Warlords and Song Emperors
Manchurian Warlords and Song Emperors
0 of 29 min
27
Image of The Mongols
The Mongols
0 of 29 min
28
Image of Conquests of Genghis Khan
Conquests of Genghis Khan
0 of 31 min
29
Image of Western Mongol Expansion
Western Mongol Expansion
0 of 30 min
30
Image of Mongol Invasion of the Islamic World
Mongol Invasion of the Islamic World
0 of 30 min
31
Image of Conquest of Song China
Conquest of Song China
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Pax Mongolica and Cultural Exchange
Pax Mongolica and Cultural Exchange
0 of 31 min
33
Image of Conversion and Assimilation
Conversion and Assimilation
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction
Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction
0 of 31 min
35
Image of Babur and Mughal India
Babur and Mughal India
0 of 30 min
36
Image of Legacy of the Steppes
Legacy of the Steppes
0 of 34 min

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