Friday, September 17, 2010

AHOW is back again

In case you had not yet noticed, make your way to the feed and get this week's new arrivals at A History of the World in 100 Objects (BBC) in one feel swoop.

It will allow you to enjoy this show in the way I think is the most delightful. Each week gives five issues along that week's theme and if you pile them up over the week, you will get the whole flow of thought and the interlocking connections more clear and in a pleasant 70 minutes or so.

This week's theme is The Threshold of the Modern World (1375-1550 AD) and it contains examples from China, South-America, the Ottoman Empire, Central Asia and Europe. It was an era of large Asian and American empires. In contrast the fringe area of Europe was an unruly and divided backwater. Yet it was here in Europe that maritime powers were springing up and casting a shadow forward of new empires to come.

More AHOW:
Returned from hiatus: A History of the World in 100 Objects,
Indus Seal,
First AHOW Review.
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