Portfolio Category: Political Economics

The Khans (Mongol Empire)

The Khans (Mongol Empire)

With an unmatched level of strategic genius, Chinggis Khan would move against both Northern China and the Eastern Islamic world. Leaving both civilizations stunned and millions slaughtered. In one of ...
The Good Society and the Market

The Good Society and the Market

This class examines thinkers from Plato, Marx and Mill to the present to trace the transition from giving political expression to the good life toward satisfying demands. We will explore ...
The Three-Headed Monster

The Three-Headed Monster

The last great generation of the Roman Republic emerges from the historical mists. The dynamic between Caesar, Cato, Cicero, Crassus, and Pompey forms the axis around which the rest of ...
The Art Of Not Being Governed

The Art Of Not Being Governed

This class challenges students with a radically different approach to political history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and explores the idea of state-making as a form ...
Medieval World History

Medieval World History

Turmoil, crisis & the creation of states. From the sophisticated society of Central Asia to the horrors of the Black Death, the Middle Ages were a period of massive social ...