Dec 11, 2020
In which we break to study the Tibetan royal family and imperial court. The men and women following the Tsenpo's mobile city were integral to our story, it's important we spend some time getting to know them.
Nov 28, 2020
In which tensions break at home and abroad for the Tibetans. On the domestic front, conflicts over religion and culture result in the expulsion of the Chinese and two coup attempts. Internationally, the three Asian Great Powers break into total war over the Silk Road.
In the middle, Tibet finds itself on the losing side...
Nov 13, 2020
In which Tibet recovers from the disastrous end of the Gar Regency. The Emperor Dusong seized power from Gar - only to die some six years later, leaving control of the empire in the hands of a regent.
Meanwhile, in the east, the Tang prepared to make war, even while negotiating a marriage alliance with the new Tsenpo....
Oct 30, 2020
Blood stains the Silk Road, while at home in Tibet the Tsenpo's chafe under the yoke of their regents. The death of Songtsen Gampo left a power vacuum, one filled by the most powerful man in Tibet, the Prime Minister Gar Tongtsen.
Amidst the backdrop of war, the Gar clan would consolidate control in their own hands,...
Oct 16, 2020
In which we discuss the government of the Tibetan Empire. From provincial divisions to the men staffing the bureaucracy, Tibet was a centralized and powerful state capable of punching well above its weight.