Tag «Empire»

The Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople

The year is 1453, and the Byzantine Empire, the very last figment of Rome’s long-faded glory, is itself in its death throes. Having continued the legacy of Roman rule for almost fifteen hundred years, the Byzantine empire was once a superpower, but centuries of constant warfare and a schism between east and west in the …

History of English (combined)

History of English (combined)

The History of English in ten minutes. Chapter One: Anglo-Saxon or whatever happened to The Jutes? The English Language begins with the phrase ‘Up yours, Caesar’, as the Romans leave Britain and a lot of Germanic tribes start flooding in. Tribes such as the Angles and the Saxons, who together gave us the term Anglo-Saxon …

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

In the 14th century a muslim historian named Ibn Khaldun wrote about the ancient empires and how the first civilizations emerged along Major Rivers. The Huang Ho Valley in China, Indus River in Pakistan and more famously the Nile River in Egypt. The Historian wrote how these rivers allowed easy access to trade and commerce …

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Haitian Revolutions: Crash Course World History #30

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History. And apparently it’s Revolutions Month here at Crash Course, because today we are going to discuss the often-neglected Haitian Revolutions. The Haitian Revolutions are totally fascinating and they involve two of my very favorite things: 1. Ending slavery, and 2. Napoleon getting his feelings hurt. …