Tag Archives: world history

The Pyramid Scheme that Collapsed a Nation

In architecture, pyramids are famed for their sturdiness. They’ve lasted for thousands of years despite overgrown jungles and blasting desert sands ripping at their foundations. They’re about as indestructible as our buildings get. But as businesses? Not so much. A pyramid scheme beings to collapse the moment it’s begun. Because it’s not really a pyramid.… Read More »

Early Christian Schisms – Before Imperium – Extra History – #1

We are going to start this off in a way that we’ve never started off an Extra History before; with a disclaimer. These next few episodes are designed to help modern students get a handle on one of the most confusing and yet most important parts of Roman history. The topics discussed in these episodes… Read More »

The Crusades – Pilgrimage or Holy War?: Crash Course World History #15

Hi there! My name is John Green; this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about the Crusades. Ohhh, Stan, do we have to talk about the Crusades? I hate them… Here’s the thing about the Crusades, which were a series of military expeditions from parts of Europe to the Eastern… Read More »

Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11

Hi there my name’s John Green; this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to talk about Jesus. So this is a Roman coin from around the time Jesus was born in the Roman Empire, and it calls Augustus, the emperor, the son of God. So let’s just state at the outset that… Read More »

Did the Church Actually Hate Copernicus? | Adam Ruins Everything

(whistling) – [Narrator] The Renaissance, the most innovative and hardest to spell period in history. During this era, extraordinary scientific minds broke free from the chains of ignorance. Minds like that of Nicolaus Copernicus who redefined our understanding of the solar system in a flash of inspiration. – Actually – Eureka! We aren’t at the… Read More »

How Spanish, not English, was nearly the world’s language | John Lewis Gladdis

I think the favorite lesson that I like to teach is the Spanish Armada in 1588, sent there by King Philip II of Spain, and the defense against the Spanish Armada led by Queen Elizabeth I, and what happened to the Spanish Armada in that situation. The reason I like to teach it is because… Read More »

Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, last week we took a break from religion to show that amidst warfare and bitter controversy over doctrine, people were inventing and innovating and enslaving. Europeans were eating new foods, hanging out more in cities, and making advances in commerce and legal protections… Read More »