World History is a important topic for general studies paper in mains,UPSC have another acronym unpredictable service commission, in spite of reading Norman Lowe or other books for world history they might ask few questions surprising every one.
So here is a crash course for world history in 42 small videos,you can watch them in reading breaks or while having lunch or dinner,knowledge + time pass ,they are really useful and will give you lot of knowledge.
What happens when you stay put (the Neolithic revolution & early River Valley civilizations)
Oh, so that’s where that comes from! (the ancient Greeks, Persians, Indians, Chinese & the trade between them. Oh, and also the Romans)
- Greeks and Persians
- Buddha and Ashoka
- 2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
- The Silk Road and ancient trade
- The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or… which was it?
What’s God got to do with it? – a lot (Early Christianity, Byzantium, Islam, and Medieval Europe)
- Christianity from Judaism to Constantine
- Fall of Rome the Roman Empire… in the 15th Century
- Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars all without a flamewar
- The Dark Ages…how dark were they, really?
- The Crusades – Pilgrimage or Holy War?
- Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
Road trip! (conquest, trade, & more conquest)
- Wait for it… the Mongols!
- International commerce, snorkeling camels, and the Indian Ocean Trade
- Venice and the Ottoman Empire
- Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
- Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners