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Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto
In short, and in almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested. And you'll be living with the consequences of those experiments for the rest of your life.

Dr. Kenneth R. Bartlett is Professor of History and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto, where he earned his Ph.D. and has taught for the past 30 years. A distinguished teacher, Professor Bartlett has received numerous teaching awards and honors. These include the 3M Teaching Fellowship-awarded by the Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education-and the inaugural President's Teaching Award from the University of Toronto. He also received the Victoria University Excellence in Teaching Award, the Students' Administration Council/American Public University System Teaching Award, and the Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teacher Award. Professor Bartlett was also a finalist in TV Ontario's Best Lecturer Competition, in which students' favorite instructors competed against one another in lecturing charisma, clarity, passion, and conviction. An expert in European culture, Professor Bartlett is the author of The English in Italy, 1525-1558: A Study in Culture and Politics and The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance, and the coauthor of Humanism and the Northern Renaissance. He is also the coeditor or translator of four other books and the author of more than 35 articles and book chapters on European history and culture.


"Professor Bartlett is a comfortable speaker, presenting information in an engaging, down-to-earth manner."


"Dr. Bartlett is a great lecturer who makes this material come to life, and to give it meaning for us today."

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  1. The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe Sale

    The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

    Kenneth R. Bartlett, Ph.D.
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe’s most beautiful medieval cities in Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett’s The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe. In 24 lectures that use extensive location footage, you’ll discover the sights, sounds, and smells of teeming markets and mercantile centers, royal feasts and ritual, dramatic military engagements, magnificent religious pageantry, and the...
  2. Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean Sale

    Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Kenneth R. Bartlett, Ph.D.
    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $29.95 $49.95 $29.95$49.95
    Esteemed Italian history professor Kenneth R. Bartlett takes you on a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. You will learn the mosaic of histories and culture that make up this dynamic nation-how the independent states competed on the battlefield, in the marketplace, and in the world of artistic expression.
  3. Italian Renaissance

    Italian Renaissance

    Kenneth R. Bartlett, Ph.D.
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of all that it gave us: the sculptures of Michelangelo. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why there was such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy, beginning in the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy and not some other part of Europe? Why did it happen...
  4. Development of European Civilization

    Development of European Civilization

    Kenneth R. Bartlett, Ph.D.
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $519.95 $249.95$519.95
    Survey the remarkable development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II with The Development of European Civilization. In Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett's 48 lectures, you'll learn the major ideologies that emerged from centuries of debate and conflict; the forces that intermingled to create a range of economic and social revolutions; groundbreaking European ideas about government,...