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Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire
Article by Peter Temin

Financial Intermediation in the Early Roman Empire

In this paper I use a theoretical hierarchy of financial sources to evaluate the effectiveness of financial markets in the early Roman Empire. I first review the theory of financial intermediation to describe the hierarchy of financial...
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Article by Joshua J. Mark

Enheduanna - Poet, Priestess, Empire Builder

Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) is the world’s first author and was the daughter (either literally or figuratively) of the great empire-builder Sargon of Akkad (2334-2279 BCE). Her name translates from the Akkadian as `high priestess of...
Clothing in the Mongol Empire
Article by Mark Cartwright

Clothing in the Mongol Empire

The clothing worn by the Mongols in the 13th and 14th century CE, like most other aspects of their culture, reflected their nomadic lifestyle in the often harsh climate of the Asian steppe. Typical items included felt hats, long jackets with...
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Article by Douglas Lawson

The history of Jewish Christianity in the early Roman Empire (30-135 A.D.)

The history of Jewish Christianity is a very tragic one. During the first few years of its existence, it enjoyed an enormous growth in numbers, both in Jerusalem and in the rest of Judaea and Samaria. The early Jewish Christians of the...
Faces of the Roman Empire: From Augustus to Domitian
Image Gallery by Arienne King

Faces of the Roman Empire: From Augustus to Domitian

A series of facial reconstructions of early Roman emperors from the Julio-Claudian dynasty (27 BCE - 68 CE) to the Flavian dynasty (69-96 CE). From the peaceful reign of Augustus (27 BCE - 14 CE), Rome's first emperor, to the chaotic...
Battles of the Roman Empire
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Battles of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire was forged through warfare and in this collection we look at some of the key battles and revolts that shaped its borders from the reign of Augustus onwards. We look at Varus' shocking defeat at the Battle of Teutoburg...
Genghis Khan & the Mongol Empire
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Genghis Khan & the Mongol Empire

Through the 13th and 14th century CE the Mongols forged the largest connected empire the world had ever seen and such figures as Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan were feared as the devil himself, their mounted warriors conquering for their leaders territories from...
What Caused the Fall of the Western Roman Empire?
Video by Ancient History Encyclopedia

What Caused the Fall of the Western Roman Empire?

There were many factors that contributed to the fall of the Western Roman Empire, all of which will be discussed throughout the video. The Western Roman Empire took 300 years to decline before it eventually fell in c. 476 CE. The Eastern...
The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire - Leonora Neville
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The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire - Leonora Neville

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-byzantine-empire-leonora-neville Most history books will tell you that the Roman Empire fell in the fifth...
The Rise & Fall of the Mongol Empire - Anne F. Broadbridge
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The Rise & Fall of the Mongol Empire - Anne F. Broadbridge

Trace the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire which, under the leadership of Genghis Khan, became the largest contiguous land empire in history. -- It was the largest contiguous land empire in history— stretching from Korea to Ukraine...