Ancient & Medieval Worlds Series: (6 lectures)
Date: June 2006
Duration: 0 hours 45 minutes
Ancient and Medieval Worlds Early Humans. Selected theme: How does the invention of the plow result in men displacing women in agriculture, transforming a matriarchal society into a patriarchal one?. Ancient Greece. Selected theme: How does Salon's Code, intended to placate from sedition against the nobles, lead to increased wars in ancient Greece, and how does this code relate to our current legal system? Ancient Rome . Selected theme: What political and economic structures do the early Roman republic use to keep the multitude of peasants happy so they do not revolt against the ruling nobles? Ancient Israel. Selected theme: After northern Israel is conquered by the Assyrians in 722 BC, and the remainder conquered in 586 BC, why do the Jews survive without a homeland and do not disappear as do multitudes of other groups who are conquered over time? Origins of Christianity. Selected theme: How did Paul, the greatest missionary in building of Christianity, effectively appeal to the masses who live in great misery?: Medieval World. Selected theme: What explains the profound backwardness, population stagnation, and the cities all but disappearing during Medieval Europe?