Portfolio Category: Imperialism & Empire

History of the Earliest States

History of the Earliest States

A foundational question underlying state formation is how we (Homo sapiens sapiens) came to live amid the unprecedented concentrations of domesticated plants, animals, and people that characterize states. From this ...
Funeral Games of Alexander the Great

Funeral Games of Alexander the Great

Beginning with the year 323 BCE, this course chronicles the disintegration of Alexander the Great’s empire following his death in Babylon at age thirty-two. When Alexander the Great bequeathed his ...
Darius the Great, Kings of Kings II

Darius the Great, Kings of Kings II

Although often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta’s spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king, they created the greatest empire ...
World Geography – Strange Maps

World Geography – Strange Maps

Europe used to be just one corner of the world, and a fairly peripheral one in historical terms. But in the colonial era, Europe set itself up as the center ...