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HIST 3379: World Civilizations to 1500 (University of Houston). Instructor: Professor Sally Vaughn. This course is a comparative

survey of six major geographical and cultural areas (West Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, Europe, and Meso-America) from 4000 BC to 1500 CE. The course explores most of the early civilizations throughout the world. It tries to examine the basis on which civilizations are built, the resources required for them to develop, and the conditions under which they thrive, growing in different directions. And also it examines why civilizations fail to thrive, or end

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 1A – Introduction: What is History? What is Truth? Unlimited
  • Lecture 1B – Before There was History Unlimited
  • Lecture 2A – Mesopotamia, The Search for Order, The Middle Eastern Cradles of Civilization Unlimited
  • Lecture 2B – Ancient Egyptian Civilization Unlimited
  • Lecture 3A – The First Barbarian Invasions into the Middle Eastern World Unlimited
  • Lecture 3B – The Hebrews, The God Who Did Wrong Unlimited
  • Lecture 4A – The Indus Valley Civilization and The Hindus: The Search for Divine Realty Unlimited
  • Lecture 4B – China: Three Ways of Thought Unlimited
  • Lecture 5A – North and Central America Unlimited
  • Lecture 5B – South America Unlimited
  • Lecture 6A – The Glory that was Greece Unlimited
  • Lecture 6B – The Greek Mind Unlimited
  • Lecture 7A – The Grandeur that was Rome Unlimited
  • Lecture 7B – Jesus and His Followers, Son of the God Who Did Wrong Unlimited
  • Lecture 8A – Byzantium, the Second Rome; or Has Rome Really Fallen? Unlimited
  • Lecture 8B – Origins of Imperial China, The Han Empire Unlimited
  • Lecture 9A – Indo-China, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Unlimited
  • Lecture 9B – Tang and Song China Unlimited
  • Lecture 10A – Early Germans, Charlemagne, How Dark were the Dark Ages? Unlimited
  • Lecture 10B – Islam: Return of the Middle East Unlimited
  • Lecture 11A – The Flowering of Africa Unlimited
  • Lecture 11B – The Vikings and the Year One Thousand Unlimited
  • Lecture 12A – The Mongols East and West Unlimited
  • Lecture 12B – Japan Unlimited
  • Lecture 13A – Medieval Renaissance of the 12th Century Unlimited
  • Lecture 13B – Medieval Renaissance of the 12th Century (cont.) Unlimited
  • Lecture 14A – The Age of Discovery Unlimited
  • Lecture 14B – The Age of Discovery (cont.) Unlimited

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