Episode 1 Dreams of Avarice

In The Ascent of Money Niall Ferguson traces the evolution of money and demonstrates that financial history is the essential back story behind all...

The Fall Of Constantinople Russian English Subtitles

With the conquest of Constatinople in 1204 during the 4th crusade the fall of the Byzantine Empire began. After 1430 the empire included only...

The Kings Babylon to Baghdad

The region now known as Iraq has always beenin many ways, world history's ground zero. From this rich territory sprang the earliest cities and...