As at July 2016:
I have begun to plug a glaring hole in our coverage of the Classical world by putting up articles on the Hellenistic world. So far, the following have been put up:
Ptolemaic Egypt – a short historical survey of Egypt under the Ptolemies
The Seleucid kingdom – a short historical survey of the the huge, ramshackle empire of the Seleucids, the largest of the Hellenistic kingdoms
Hellenistic civilization – a overview survey of this fascinating fusion of Greek and Asian/Egyptian cultures
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms – a key moment in Middle Eastern history which saw the imposition of an alien ruling elite and their culture across this region of ancient civilizations.
Before that the most recent articles to be put up were:
The Hittites – a prominent civilization which unlike others of the Bronze Age was not dependent upon large-scale irrigation agriculture for its economic base.
The History of Elam – a powerful kingdom which played an important role in the history of ancient Mesopotamia.
Before that I was putting up a series of articles on the Middle East in the later ancient (or Classical) period – i.e. after the Assyrian empire. One of their main aims is to support AP World History Period 2. These are:
The Persian Empire – an overview history of the rise and fall of the empire of Cyrus and Darius
The Civilization of the Persian Empire – a survey of government, society and culture within the Persian empire
Before that I put up three new articles on the Roman empire:
These three articles between them deal with the Roman empire in the first four centuries CE. They support AP World History Period 2.
I have also started putting up pages on the sources I have used – long overdue, I know. Here are the first ones:
Recent articles to support AP World History Period 2, all on ancient China:
We have previously worked on the following articles, for Period 1 AP World History:
We have also added the following small articles:
This covers the pre-history of China, Japan and Korea, with an emphasis on the links between them.
Articles published over the past 15 months:
Articles under preparation: The Islamic Caliphate, Japanese civilization, Medieval culture; Medieval science and technology; Western government; Western warfare; Western economic history; Western religion
New blog posts since start of March 2015 (most recent first):