Third class in our six-part Lyceum series A History of the World in Six Weeks. Tonight's class is The ‘Steppe’ versus the ‘Sown’: Pax Mongolica and the Ordering of Eurasia. The Silk Road connected Asia and Europe across the Mongolian Empire. Pax Mongolica (Mongol Peace) brought relative peace and technological development in the 13th-14th centuries as the world became connected by land and sea. Paper, gunpowder, systems of banking, science, astronomy all came about during this period.
Classes presented by Andrew Buchanan, lecturer in global and military history at the University of Vermont.
$5 per lecture, $25 for series. Students under 18, free.