This course as it says in the name uses economics, sociology, and history to explain well history. It goes through some specific events in human history, but it focuses more on the general human interactions between people and governments.

Instead of focusing each social science in its own area, he mixes them together to broaden the picture. So for history, instead of just having a timeline of events that, this happened after this and that, he explains why this is the case. In sociology, he explains why people the development of human society, but during certain time periods. In economics, he explains the economic consequences of certain decisions in history.

For example, explains why agricultural civilizations are better than hunter-gatherers but using economics. Agricultural societies, build up resources over, time which means that they have time to do other things than just hunt for food. This gives them time to build, houses and other goods.

You will also learn why the medieval times weren’t that bad as we thought and why were in some ways currently worse off. This is done using economics, and sociology. The peasants make deals with the lords that, they will work and go to war for the lord, and then the Lord will give them protection in return. But the peasants could just leave to another lord if the current one became too harsh. So no lords could go absolutely crazy. The king wasn’t the sole judge in all legal matters, but he was merely the most popular choice. If a person had a dispute he could go to the king, but also any other lord. With the state, the king made himself the only judge, thus allowing him to make crazy propositions.

The course is divided into 10, 1 hour and 30 minute long lectures.