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The Pursuit of Power: Enormous Eastern Empires

The Pursuit of Power: Enormous Eastern Empires


Once again, we turn back the time dial to explore the worlds of the Eastern Empires. The division of the Christian church and the rise of Islam bring on a series of violent events. Was religion the root of these many clashes, or was there an ulterior motive? You may be surprised to hear that parts of Africa were highly advanced at this time, made rich by the production and trading of salt. Asia was a mystery to most Europeans, and the Asian countries preferred it this way, until the arrival of Marco Polo. How was it that the Chinese monarchy toppled, but their civilization did not crumble like the Roman Empire? And what did the Asian countries give Western civilization, allowing the Western countries to move forward into the Renaissance? So much to learn!


The Byzantine Empire, Russia, and Eastern Europe (330 – 1613)

Muslim Civilizations (622-1629)

Kingdoms and Trading States of Africa (730 B.C. – A.D. 1591)

The Spread of Civilization in East and Southeast Asia (500 – 1650)


  • Day and Time: Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Dates: February 3 - March 24, 2025
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty


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