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Vol 3 Ep 67 - Ancient China: The Han Dynasty, Part One
210 - 108 BCE - Some of the great characters of ancient China lived through this period such as Liu Bang and his consort Empress Lu, the great patriarchal leader of the Xiongnu Empire, Modu Chanyu, and then later on the Emperor Wu with his well traveled envoy Zhang Qian.
Vol 3 Ep 66 - Ancient China: The Qin Dynasty
900 - 210 BCE - How the outlying Qin state come to rule over the whole of China, and the unique story of the first emperor and how this short lived dynasty has left an immortal legacy for the emperor who wanted to be immortal.
Vol 3 Ep 65 - Ancient China: The Zhou Dynasty
1046 - 256 BCE - The longest of all dynasties in Chinese history but certainly not the strongest. This episode covers the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period with special reference to Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism.
BONUS - Nick Barksdale interviews Chris Hasler
2019 - Between the publication of Volume Two and Volume Three, Chris was interviewed by the man behind the successful YouTube channel, the Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Nick Barksdale. Here is the audio version.
Vol 3 Ep 64 - Abrahamic Religion ( Christianity / Islam / Judaism )
1300 BCE - 900 CE - History has seen repeated tensions between the three Abrahamic religions whose history is intertwined and all come from the same original theory of there being one almighty God. The different interpretations of God's teachings have divided the monotheistic followers into distinct religions and sects of those religions too.
Vol 3 Ep 63 - Ancient Indian Religion ( Buddhism / Hinduism )
3300 BCE - 570 CE - How did Hinduism and Buddhism emergence and how did each religion cope with the fragmentation or their followers? Why do we see so little of Buddhism in India despite the continued protection and preservation of the Bodhi Tree there?