Yale Professors talk about their research and studies in world and area studies history.
Empire and Tolerance: The Rise and Fall of World Dominant Powers
Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua gives her inaugural lecture as the John M. Duff Professor. Professor Chua, an expert on international business and globalization, gives a historical overview of world-dominant powers.
Golden Age of Spain: Cross-pollination of Muslim, Jewish and Christian culture in Medieval Spain
Golden Age of Spain: Cross-pollination of Muslim, Jewish and Christian culture in Medieval Spain. Recorded May 2, 2006.
The Importance of the Humanities throughout the Middle Ages
Bloch talks about the Middle Ages, viewing history through fabric, the importance of the humanities and the expansion from a concentration on the Western Canon to include literature and philosophy of the East.
The Rise & Fall of Hyperpowers: Tolerance, Intolerance & Lessons for America
Giving her inaugural lecture as the John M. Duff Professor, Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua discusses her work exploring the parallel trends in the historical development of world-dominant empires, highlighting Persia, Rome, Britain, the Dutch Republic and the Mongolian Empire, and the importance tolerance and pluralism played in each establishing a global empire.