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Summary of major dynasties and empires covered on ASA’s Southern India tour

MMamMajor Tamil Dynasties (Pandyan, Chola & Chera) Pandyan Dynasty (600 BC (Early Pandyan Kingdom) – 1650) Ancient dynasty that ruled …

An Introduction to Islam

Islam is the world’s fastest growing faith but it is one of the least well understood. It traces its heritage …

Islam and the Turks

The Religion of the Turks The ancient Türks worshipped the elements of nature and believed that they had been created …

Republican Turkey

After the First World War the Ottoman Empire was divided. During the war, the British and the French governments had …

The Mongols and World History

Beyond the English-speaking world, the legacy of the Mongol conquests is still a touchy subject.

Morocco: A Historical Introduction

Historial Introduction Morocco nestles in the far northwest corner of Africa, bounded to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and …

Mughals, Rajputs & Villages: An Introduction

This tour explores three princely capitals in the heartland of the Mughal Empire, Dehli, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, and a …

The Holy Grail - Chalice, Bowl or Person

The Holy Grail is, arguably, the most celebrated piece of tableware from the last two thousand years. So much so that there are 200 goblets throughout Europe which claim the honour. Over the centuries, it has inspired great art and literature.

Russia: An Historical Overview

Orlando Figes, in his book Natasha’s Dance, A Cultural History of Russia charts the search by 19th century artists for …

A History of Medicine & Pharmacy: A Historical Introduction

This unique tour takes you on a fascinating journey through Italy and France to London, exploring the history of the …