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World History

Prehistory | Ancient History | Medieval and Renaissance | 17th Century | 18th Century | 19th Century | 20th Century


Prehistory

The Kennewick Controversies (14,1:98)


Ancient History

The Tax Farmer of Mari (Hammurabi) (8,1:91)
Environmental Disasters in the Cradles of Civilization (18,4:02)
The Hebrews and the Foundation of Western Law (16,4:00)
When Kings Were Gods (Egypt) (5,1: 88) (Coming soon)
The Edicts of Asoka (14,4:98)
The Law of Shi Huangdi, First Emperor of China (15,4:99)
Solon Put Athens on the Road to Democracy (22:3:06)
Pericles: First Citizen of Athens (2,1:85) (Coming soon)
Plato and The Republic (19,4:03)
Aristotle: In Search of the Best Constitution (4,1: 87)
The Legacy of Alexander the Great (21:4:05)
When Roman Law Ruled the Western World (17,4:01)
Democracy and Dictatorship in Ancient Rome (8,4:92)
Cicero: Defender of the Roman Republic (23:3:07) 
Augustus: General, Politician, and God (1,1:84) (Coming soon)
Crucifixion: The Cruelest Punishment (7,1: 90) (Coming soon)
Religious Toleration and Persecution in the Roman Empire (13,4:97)


Medieval and Renaissance

Muslim Conquests in Europe (20,1:04)
The Origins of Islamic Law (15,1:98)
Islam Divided: Sunnis and Shiites (20,4:04)
Blood and Tribute: The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Empire (14,4:98)
Ibn Battuta: The Greatest Traveler in the Middle Ages (18,1:01)
Climate Change and Violence in the Ancient American Southwest (18,4:02)
The Inquisition: Looking Into the Human Soul (9,1:92)
Meeting at Runnymede: King John and Magna Carta (3,1:86)
The Murder of an Archbishop (Becket) (16,1:99)
Wat Tyler’s Rebellion, England 1381 (5,2: 88) (Coming soon)
St. Thomas Aquinas, Natural Law, and the Common Good (22:4:06)
Civil Trials and Common Law Juries in Medieval England (7,2: 90) (Coming soon)
Search and Seizure in Old England: Was a Man’s House His Castle? (6,2: 89) (Coming soon)
“Freeborn John”: A Mighty Voice for English Liberty (4,3: 88) (Coming soon)
“Human Glory Is Enough for Me”: Petrarch, the Father of Humanism (22:1:05)
Laws of the Indies: Spain and the Native Peoples of the New World (15,4:99)
Luther Sparks the Protestant Reformation (17,1:00)
The Mandinko of the Gambia (12,1:96)
Machiavelli and the Prince (21,1:04)


17th Century

Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau on Government (20,2: 04)
The Struggle Against Indian Slavery In Paraguay (7,3: 91) (Coming soon)
Witch Hunt (14,1:98)


18th Century

The Sun King: France Under the Absolute Rule of Louis XIV (3,3: 87) (Coming soon)
Law & Justice During the Terror of the French Revolution (6,3: 90) (Coming soon)
Adam Smith and The Wealth of Nations (23:1:07)
Edmund Burke: The Father of Conservatism (23:2:07)


19th Century

The Code Napoleon (15,2:99)  
Transportation to Australia (11,2: 95)
“General Ludd”: Machine Breaking in the Industrial Revolution (17,2:01)
Karl Marx: A Failed Vision of History (19,2:03)
Political Cartooning and the “Citizen-King”—Louis-Philippe (5,3: 89) (Coming soon)
The Great Rebellion of 1857 in India (18,2:02)
Ruling in the Name of the Emperor: How Japan Became a World Power (9,2:93)
Social Darwinism and American Laissez-Faire Capitalism (19,2:03)
The Dreyfus Affair and the Press (11,1:94)
King Leopold’s Heart of Darkness (16,2:00)


20th Century

The Boxer Rebellion in China (21,2:05)
The First Concentration Camps (Boer War) (1,3:85) (Coming soon)
“Forgotten Genocide”: The Armenians During World War I (19,3:03)
The French Army Mutinies of World War I (17,3:01)
The Riddle of the Romanovs (13,3:97)
The Blood of Poets (Repression in Russia historically) (5,4: 89) (Coming soon)
The Weimar Republic: Why Did Democracy Fail? (21,3:05)
The Stalin Purges and “Shows Trials” (7,4: 91)
The Suppression of Art in Nazi Germany (13,2:97)
The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (2,4: 86) (Coming soon)
The Number-Two Man (Goering): A Question of Responsibility (6,4: 90) (Coming soon)
Firestorms: The Bombing of Civilians in World War II (15,3:99)
The “Rape of Nanking” (18,3:02) 
Choices: Truman, Hirohito, and the Atomic Bomb (15,3:99)
War Crimes—The Question of Responsibility (WWII) (1,3:85) (Coming soon)
Bringing Down an Empire: Gandhi and Civil Disobedience (16,3:00)
Bringing Democracy to Japan (3,4: 87) (Coming soon)
The Berlin Airlift (4,4: 88) (Coming soon)
Different Visions for Vietnam (20,3:04)
Life Under Communism (19,1:02)
The “Swedish Model”: Welfare for Everyone (14,3:98)
The Story of Lech Walesa and the Polish Solidarity Revolt (1,4:85) (Coming soon)
On the Road to Revolution With Boris Yeltsin (8,1:91)
South Africa: Revolution at the Ballot Box (12,2:96)
The United Nations: Fifty Years of Keeping the Peace (12,3:96)
New Threats to Nuclear Non-Proliferation (15,3:99)
The Death Penalty and Human Rights: Is the U.S. Out of Step?(15,2:99)
The Rise of Islamist Terrorist Groups (20,1:04)
Communism, Capitalism, and Democracy in China (24:1:08)