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A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved into a dominant world position.

Western Civ Adam Walsh

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 35 Ratings

A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved into a dominant world position.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Squidtech ,

Great coverage of the middle ages in Europe.

I came to this podcast because no other podcast has really tackled the post-Roman west and it's development in the middle ages of Europe. Although other podcasts cover this time period through the narrow lense of one culture, Western Civ takes an broader approach that provides important context for the development of Europe.

Western Civ also provides a great refresher on the development of the classical and ancient world, which has been thoroughly covered by other podcasts.

lg-x-y-z ,

Very Good History Podcast

Great podcast!

Jako O ,

Like the pod cast, hate the mouth noises

The pod cast is cool but it sounds like the narrator has post nasal drip he is always fighting against and it kind of makes me sick to listen to. Besides that I like it

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