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What’s God got to do with it?

6 videos

Christianity from Judaism to Constantine

VIDEO 11:07 minutes
In which John Green teaches you the history of Christianity, from the beginnings of Judaism and the development of monotheism, right up to Paul and how Christianity stormed the Roman Empire in just a few hundred years. Along the way, John ...

Fall of Rome the Roman Empire... in the 15th Century

VIDEO 12:04 minutes
In which John Green teaches you about the fall of the Roman Empire, which happened considerably later than you may have been told. While the Western Roman Empire fell to barbarians in 476 CE, the Byzantines in Constantinople continued the ...

Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars all without a flamewar

VIDEO 12:26 minutes
In which John Green teaches you the history of Islam, including the revelation of the Qu'ran to Muhammad, the five pillars of Islam, how the Islamic empire got its start, the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and more. Learn about hadiths, Abu Bakr, ...

The Dark Ages...how dark were they, really?

VIDEO 10:53 minutes
John Green teaches you about the so-called Dark Ages, which it turns out weren't as uniformly dark as you may have been led to believe. While Europe was indeed having some issues, many other parts of the world were thriving and relatively ...

The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?

VIDEO 10:50 minutes
In which John Green teaches you about the Crusades embarked upon by European Christians in the 12th and 13th centuries. Our traditional perception of the Crusades as European Colonization thinly veiled in religion isn't quite right. John ...

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa

VIDEO 10:03 minutes
In which John Green teaches you about Sub-Saharan Africa! So, what exactly was going on there? It turns out, it was a lot of trade, converting to Islam, visits from Ibn Battuta, trade, beautiful women, trade, some impressive architecture, ...