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The Sons of Heaven: India and China, c. 200 BCE - 150 CE

Lesson 5 of 24 • 61 upvotes • 9:39 mins

Anirudh Kanisetti

This lesson traces the formative years of India and China, with the emergence of the Han Dynasty in China, and the Age of Paradox in India. The effects of Roman trade and the establishment of the Silk Road trade routes are also discussed. The lesson concludes with a discussion of Parthia, examining how it connects to the history of Rome.

A Unique Take on World History: The Story of Humankind

24 lessons • 4 h 14 m

1

Civilization: An Introduction

7:06 mins

2

From Farms to Empires: The Bronze Age and Cyrus the Great, c. 3500 BCE - 500 BCE

11:01 mins

3

The God-Kings: Greece, the Mauryas and China, c. 400 BCE - 200 BCE

9:00 mins

4

The Glory of Rome: From Republic to Empire, c. 200 BCE - 150 CE

11:38 mins

5

The Sons of Heaven: India and China, c. 200 BCE - 150 CE

9:39 mins

6

Crisis and Christianity: The Decline of Rome, c. 150 - 350 CE

12:45 mins

7

End of an Era: The Fall of the Western Roman Empire, c. 350 - 550 CE

10:17 mins

8

Sun of Power: The Guptas, Harsha, and the Chinese Golden Age, c. 200 - 700 CE:

10:24 mins

9

The Crescent Rises: The Story of Islam, c. 600 - 1100 CE

13:29 mins

10

The Cross Conquers: The Story of Christianity, c. 800 - 1200 CE

12:07 mins

11

The Mongols: The East Rises, c. 1200 - 1400 CE

12:34 mins

12

A New World: The Islamic Gunpowder Empires and the discovery of the Americas, c. 1400 - 1550 CE

12:18 mins

13

The Reformation: Europe in Chaos, c. 1500 - 1650 CE:

10:48 mins

14

An Age of Absolutism: France and Russia rise, c. 1650 - 1750 CE

10:28 mins

15

The Colonies: Britain on the Ascendant, c. 1730 - 1770 CE

9:00 mins

16

Revolution! The American and French Revolutions, c. 1770 - 1804 CE

9:13 mins

17

A New Europe: Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution, c. 1800 - 1850 CE

8:39 mins

18

Gunboats and Railroads: The West Leaps Ahead, c. 1800 - 1900 CE

11:28 mins

19

The Old World: The Decline of India, China and Japan, c. 1770 - 1870 CE

11:45 mins

20

The First World War, 1914 - 1919

10:42 mins

21

The Second World War

9:51 mins

22

A New World Order, c.1950 - 2000 CE

12:45 mins

23

Welcome to the 21st Century

9:18 mins

24

Epilogue: The Pale Blue Dot

8:21 mins