TTC Video - Turning Points in Modern History
Course No. 8032 | .MPEG4, M4V, 818 kbps, 426x320 | English, AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | 4.66 GB
Lecturer: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Ph.D.
What do the fall of Constantinople, the French Revolution, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the invention of the Internet all have in common? If any one of these turning points had not occurred, or had occurred differently, the trajectory of modern history—and even your life—would have been dramatically altered.
Each event and innovation sparked a profound change in how entire societies viewed the world while signaling the dawn of a new political, economic, or cultural and social reality. Being aware of these turning points is critically important—but it's even more essential to comprehend the complexity of their causes and effects if you want to fully grasp how we arrived in the here and now. Only by understanding how these and other landmark moments and movements transformed our world and continue to impact it today, and by studying the creative ways humankind has found to adapt, can we get at the heart of what it truly means to be "modern."