In this lesson, our instructor Ron Schooler gives an introduction to state consolidation and imperial expansion. He discusses rulers legitimate and consolidate power, using religion to legitimize rule, how rulers used ethnic and religious groups, bureaucratic elites and professional military, raising revenue for expansion, and the essential concept.
Period IV: State Consolidation & Imperial Expansion, Part I
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.