A Very Brief History of Western Civilization

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The Austin School

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Dr. Roy Casagranda is a political science professor in Austin, Texas. If you like this analysis and want more, check out Red Peace Machine weekly news podcast • Red Peace Machine

dannass555 5 aylar önce
I am addicted to this guy’s lecture
hitwdsyukaG 2 aylar önce
me tooo!
ایران بان
ایران بان 2 aylar önce
He always got the smile on the face, he is good looking a nice voice, also easy going on picking words understandable by everyone
Syed NaDeem Ali
Syed NaDeem Ali 2 aylar önce
I studied at Austin School & UT back in 1988
Arnoud Kulk
Arnoud Kulk 2 aylar önce
Absolutely same here! 😃😄👍🙏
MD Hossen
MD Hossen 5 aylar önce
Our world need historians like him .
Lyoness 5 aylar önce
Whilst he is often greeted with silence I'm here geeking with him about the awe of understanding history.
Robin Nouri
Robin Nouri 3 aylar önce
I am so addicted to this brilliant guy. It is so nice to watch his lecture.
Toha Hawlader
Toha Hawlader 4 aylar önce
His doctor told him to do walking, but he was busy preparing this wonderful lecture...you know the result
Rehman Baig M.
Rehman Baig M. 16 gün önce
Result he walked during the lecture.
Anas 3 aylar önce
I really don't know what It is about Dr Roy, just the way he talks about history, the passion, the history telling, the way he puts out information and much more, it just teleports you from your place to a thousand years before. When he talked about romains being able to talk both greek and latin, I literally saw a 22 yo guy like me living in the Roman empire being able to talk both languages, it was fascinating. I love what you do professor, and I want to tell you that you opened a path for me that I never thought was there. I knew I liked knowledge of history and events, but now I can see myself spending hours reading books or watching lectures about this kind of stuff. My only regret is that I don't think I'll find another professor with the same passion and the same way of teaching to that of Dr Roy Casagranda. If you ever stumble on this comment professor, I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for these wonderful lectures, and I hope you'll do a lot more in the future because I will be waiting.
Jack one
Jack one 2 aylar önce
this guy is one of a few that digging for truth in history
Brother Kash
Brother Kash 4 aylar önce
This was profound. Look to listening to more from you Dr Roy
Rehman Baig M.
Rehman Baig M. 16 gün önce
And looking forward to your comments, mr. DiCaprio
Forouz Saunders
Forouz Saunders 3 aylar önce
Dear Roy Thank you for your generous sharing of your findings and knowledge of history, which is like nothing I have ever heard. I have recently discovered your channel, and I am delighted.
Reza Kolahdouzan
Reza Kolahdouzan 3 aylar önce
A very gifted and very hardworking and very generous and nice professor; you rarely see sb who has got the 3 parameters.
Hmt Naz
Hmt Naz 4 aylar önce
Can someone please help me find more lectures by this absolute gem of a teacher
Joe Ned
Joe Ned 3 aylar önce
Every time I listen to this guy, my mind is completely blown! He knows perfectly how to communicate his thoughts to the audience! It's the 1st time that I see 30+ students in his lecture! Otherwise, the head count is usually 10+!
Gamal Elkoumy
Gamal Elkoumy 4 aylar önce
Such a great lecture. Thank you so much for your time.
archhangell 29 gün önce
Thank you so much for sharing his lectures to us
Dr Suhail Anwar - Mind and Body
Dr Suhail Anwar - Mind and Body 5 gün önce
Dr Roy Casagrande is a marvel , a true historian. Has he written any books? I am truly addicted to his lectures
azhar shaikh
azhar shaikh 10 gün önce
In 2 days I've watched like 5-6 hours of Dr Roy's lectures
Azhar Badulla
Azhar Badulla 3 aylar önce
All these lectures are chambulating all I thought I knew about our recent history! I'm in shock!
Rehman Baig M.
Rehman Baig M. 16 gün önce
Starbucks helps me in such times.
nico lli
nico lli 3 aylar önce
Great guy.
Arash Nadri
Arash Nadri 2 aylar önce
With due respect to Dr. Casagranda, on the "crescent moon and star" origin discussed in the 1:12:15 minute of the video about when it existed before ottomans, I could say the first appearence of the crescent moon and star happened during the Sasanid Empire in Iran(Persia). The Sasanid kings has crescent moon and star on their crown and also they printed it on the coins.
Piruz Aylar önce
While it's true that the Sassanids minted coins with those symbols, the origin of those symbols precede the Sassanids by many centuries. The Sassanids came to power in the 3rd century AD. The Byzantines were using them at least by the 1st century BC. There are even Sumerian depictions of these symbols from the 21st century BC. We probably will never know the first instance of the use of these symbols, but the history of the peoples of that area is intertwined, and it shouldn't be surprising that each of them adapted symbols and elements of their cultures from one another.
Eshrat Mehta
Eshrat Mehta 21 gün önce
History department's very own Johnny Depp
Rehman Baig M.
Rehman Baig M. 16 gün önce
Lolllll he has style
azdjedi 4 aylar önce
15:30 the no impact thing reminds me of Alex Epstein's anti impact framework
Sonar Bangla
Sonar Bangla 3 aylar önce
Roy Casagranda was a great story teller, but when it came to history of wester civilization, it seems he muddled all together and agriculture from hunter gatherer transition was misunderstood as development was all round. However, his take on the Persians was great, even greater was Vikings were Persians and as a Viking Roy turned the whole European story as Viking and missed out the history that is the tearing the white men, belittling their contributions, just because they fail to see themselves as evolving from black Africans and are in no way superior to the rest.
Forouz Saunders
Forouz Saunders 3 aylar önce
Could you please clarify where the Persians originally came from? Many thanks.
Shakeel Ahmed
Shakeel Ahmed 5 yıl önce
Roy is awesome the way he explains everything.
مسلم. moslim صحيح sahih
مسلم. moslim صحيح sahih 4 aylar önce
Yes indeed. We have now replaced that whit long 🚶‍♀️ 🚶‍♂️ walks. By the way teaching classes like moving from left to right can definitely make you loose wight. In sha Allah.
B M 4 yıl önce
This professor is so cool!
andrew hogan
andrew hogan 4 yıl önce
I have just started watching this guy. Without commenting on the bias of his politics, his romanticizing of the hunter-gather lifestyle tells me he has probably gone camping a dozen times (drive-in campsite, tent, fire pit, Marshmallows etc); and also makes a point of staying in 2 or 3-star hotels when traveling - and insists on eating at the "local restaurants". And although his friends in academia likely praise him for his sense of adventure and say things like, "oh well, I don't know how you do it - I could never!" - something tells me, he subsists on a pretty high-carbohydrate diet himself and doesn't have much experience living off the land hand to mouth. In terms of this wonderful "hunter-gatherer lifestyle" he nostalgically sermons in his lecture - I'd like to offer a day in the life account of what I think he could expect: Sleep briefly during the noon-day sun; prepare for your hunt in the evening - take another nap - and then walk all night (3am - sunrise), avoiding predation and injury, follow and stalk your 4000 BC African game until they pause to rest; and then shiver in the early-morning grass as you approach your pray, hope the wind doesn't change so you can get close enough to get a spear off. Jump out from the grass and throw your spear with your hunter partners. Watch it takes off with the herd. Run after it for 10 miles and hope you've injured it and that it might slow down. Yes! You notice birds overhead and see your pray on the horizon. You speed up. As you approach, lions are flanking the animal. You sprint ahead and you and your party are met by two Male lions. You manage to spear the first through the mouth as it lunges, and it dies on top of you. The other backs off and you're able to force the pride off of your kill. The rest of the hunting party catches up and they stand guard against the lions while you get a fire built - eating as much raw organ meat as you can in the meantime. Your party drives off the rest of the lions to a safe distance and you wait for the rest of your family to catch up to the fire. You hope your brother won't noticed your limp from the injury you sustained from the lion, and won't take your place as chief, as well as possession of your wife. All and all though - a pretty successful day. By late morning you will have your group fed, and the hides out to dry as part of your shade and shelter, ready for your noon-day nap; and provided you can still walk come nightfall, you should be able to catch up to the herd by about the same time tomorrow morning and do it all over again. Oh the freedom. Yeah, I can't imagine who would trade that exciting lifestyle of organic meat and wild berries for bread and beer and the security of the city. If you want to, there's still lots of Wilderness out there: Grab a spear and a sling, and go for it! Anyone can, to this very day, see how long they last before they run back to the safety of the city - with all its shitty food and beer. I agree, harvesting your own meat, gives you a sense of unparalleled freedom and accomplishment. You feel like the master of your domain and a deep sense of connection with the natural world all at once. But when the game moves off, or the fish aren't biting, and the weather changes, and you're digging for grubs and are quickly dehydrating and cramping up because you're between camps and water-sources, and you're out of rations, you feel a sense of frustration and powerlessness that is soul crushing. And that's only after a few days of going hungry. It's fun to talk about "the good old days", and how we'd all be better off if we lived like the Nomads of the Kilimanjaro; but let's try and keep things real. Living like that is hard. People trade freedom for security every day. That's what we've always done. There was nothing sinister about the agricultural movement in Egypt or Mesopotamia. There was a water source. It was year-round. People figured out how to use it to grow food. As a result, they could stay in one place and didn't have to leave Grandma to die alone in the dirt because she couldn't keep up with the family as they followed the Wildebeest migration. There are pros and cons to both lifestyles. In the former, we are as free as our health and nature permits us to be. In the latter, we are sedentary, but some of us can get away with being fat windbags that do nothing but talk all day - as the village will keep us around for entertainment purposes, despite our physical uselessness. So hooray for Agriculture, I'd say!
AK Aylar önce
Can you believe i actually read it all... Lol
R Sm
R Sm 5 aylar önce
Ibn Khaldun Father of Spciology mentioned this as much Nomad life is better than sedantry BECAUSE they work more they have more self esteem While city ones live in luxury and that destroys them
Monkey Business Media LLC
Monkey Business Media LLC 4 yıl önce
Wow, you spent time writing that B.S. Did you know that hunter-gatherers generally have a better quality of life than urban city dwellers? More recreational time, more time with family, direct subsistence autonomy? Incidents of disease, physiological wear-and-tear, and violent death become more prolific in PPNA and PPNB cultures of the fertile crescent. The greater than 100,000 year genome of anatomically modern Homo sapiens is well suited for a hunter-gatherer lifestyle. We are essentially hunter-gatherers that have become domesticated by institutions in order to supply the energy demands of institutions. How do you like being a tool?
ANAS 3 gün önce
What a guy you are
John Jones
John Jones 4 yıl önce
The constant flow of crap out of this man's mouth is unbelievable. The Nile is NOT replenished by 'snowfall'. Both the Blue Nile and the White Nile are fed by rainfall. The only place it snows in Africa at or near the equator is on the very top of mount Kilimanjaro. Which is nowhere near the source of the Nile.
Efe Celiktaban
Efe Celiktaban 2 aylar önce
John Jones... Such a unique name
PseudoproAK 4 aylar önce
Agreed. His cultural understanding is correct, but his historical facts are wrong often times. He's not a historian and it shows, sadly discrediting his good message.
John Jones
John Jones 5 aylar önce
​@Atoxe That's ok.You probably don't understand the evidence I presented you with. You should get yourself a rigorous academic education one day. I too wish you bon chance.
Atoxe 5 aylar önce
You disprove nothing. You do display a lot of ignorance. I address you only. Good luck.
Fandi Bataineh
Fandi Bataineh 2 aylar önce
how could anyone watch any of this guy's lectures and stop before watching all the rest?!
Dindu Baggins
Dindu Baggins 4 yıl önce
This man is greatly skilled in the art of bullshit. As a fellow bullshit artist, I salute him.
Monkey Business Media LLC
Monkey Business Media LLC 4 yıl önce
Great, then we can't take what you say seriously!
HAL NineOoO 10 gün önce
History taught by Steve Lukather
CHRIS 3 gün önce
Abdusalam Elmrhag
Abdusalam Elmrhag 4 aylar önce
Saim Qadri
Saim Qadri 4 aylar önce
This guy reminds me of the dude from the big Lebowski
Rehman Baig M.
Rehman Baig M. 16 gün önce
Jeff Bridges great actor by the way.
Filming and Stuff
Filming and Stuff 3 aylar önce
Saad Husain
Saad Husain 3 aylar önce
Why is the colume so low?
Pouyan 3 aylar önce
Ibn-eSina (Avecina / Bu Ali Sina) was Iranian...
Kenneth Swartz
Kenneth Swartz 3 aylar önce
Egyptian grew grains to brew beer.
Derick 3 aylar önce
1:33:00 they considered themselves real romans? without speaking latin language so there WAS the Byzantine empire and more reason to distinguish themselves from the western roman empire don't you think prof? when you consider your OTHER CITIZENS as ethnic ?
Derick 2 aylar önce
@Efe Celiktaban they're two different empires
Efe Celiktaban
Efe Celiktaban 2 aylar önce
Aren't you tired of lies? There never was a Byzantine Empire, it was the one true Roman Empire.
ethr0g 4 yıl önce
Eventually! the history teacher, i ever dreamt of, but never had!
M. Maru
M. Maru 4 yıl önce
Origin of the Nile river is? 7:20 Central Africa? Ewe.... Just a factual error.
Michael Hackett
Michael Hackett 4 aylar önce
The 'true' source of the Nile is still in dispute as it is fed by so many sources in its headwaters. The furthest known source yet discovered is in Burundi, Central Africa.
R Sm
R Sm 5 aylar önce
He likely made a mistakes when you talk for hours you dont notice Dont be a jerk
ivan date
ivan date 4 yıl önce
he is leftist populist
PseudoproAK 4 aylar önce
You are both right. He is a progressive populist but he's right
ivan date
ivan date 4 yıl önce
Monkey Business Media LLC
Monkey Business Media LLC 4 yıl önce
and you believe too much in labels.
A Person
A Person 4 aylar önce
1:47:10 A sweeping generalization of a comment. Spoilt what was an otherwise fairly measured and very interesting talk ☹️.
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