This week we’re going to cover the Genpei War between the Minamoto and Taira families and the collapse of the Heian system. We’ll also be covering the formation of the first samurai-dominated government in history, the Kamakura Bakufu.
This week’s episode covers the Heian Period (794-1185 AD). We will be discussing the political structure of the Heian government, the major changes that occured in the period, and the aristocratic culture of the time.
Episode 2 is up and available for download. This week’s episode covers the period from prehistory to 538 AD. Don’t forget to check the glossary and timeline if you would like clarification or more information, or drop me a line in the comments.