History Summarized: Ancient Persia

If you, like me, learned about the Persian wars from the Greek perspective, or have even so much as heard of the movie 300, you might be inclined to view the Persian Empire as some kind of First Order level big bad. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Persia is often branded as […]

History Summarized: Byzantine Beginnings

Blue: You ever lie awake at night, thinking wistfully about the Roman Empire? Or is that just a me thing? *sigh* This is so sad. Okay. Alexa, play ‘Roman Empire 2’. Oh, HELL yeah, this is my jam! You see, the big plot twist of the fall of Rome is that it didn’t. While the […]

History Summarized: The Ottoman Empire

History Summarized: Mexico

Mexico has got a lot going on in its history, from ancient civilizations building temples to the Sun and sowing panic about the year 2012, to a great Empire with a city in the middle of a lake and a habit of hucking people off of pyramids, to its less-than-willing participation in New World globalization […]

History Summarized: Mesopotamia — The Bronze Age

Welcome to the Bronze Age: an 11 part collaboration of historical YouTube channels. Be sure to follow up with the video by Epimetheus by checking out the playlist in the description As first up in this big bronze bonanza, I’ll be taking you back to the very beginning. Nope. No too far. No, a little […]

History Summarized: Ancient China

This video is brought to you by Squarespace. More on that later. The Empire, long divided must unite – long united, must divide. Thus, it has ever been. So opens the famous Chinese tale “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, or to put it another way, China is whole again! Then it broke again! And […]

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I can’t wait! Leave me alone! -Hakeem– Shut up! Bring your ass back here. Look at all these damn people out here. Any one of them could be feds. And so you know what? Keep my mama at home. Make sure she’s comfortable, and call me. OK? [inaudible]. Come on. OK, where’s Andre? [screaming] No! […]