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Professor Philip Daileader, Ph.D.

Professor Philip Daileader
  • The College of William and Mary
  • Harvard University
Making four courses over the last thirteen years has been an honor, and I'd like to think that as The Teaching Company has grown and developed, I've developed with it.
Dr. Philip Daileader is Associate Professor of History at The College of William and Mary. He earned his B.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. Before taking his position at William and Mary, he taught at the University of Alabama and the State University of New York at New Paltz. Professor Daileader received William and Mary's 2004 Alumni Fellowship Award for excellence in teaching. As a graduate student, he was a four-time winner of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. Dr. Daileader is the author of True Citizens: Violence, Memory, and Identity in the Medieval Community of Perpignan, 1162ñ1397. His research focuses on the social, cultural, and religious history of Mediterranean Europe.
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"Professor Daileader is engaging, well-spoken, delivers well-thought out and clear lectures, and provides the listener with a deep contextual appreciation for the forces driving the time period."

 

"Dr. Daileader enriched the course and made it more interesting by his details of the personality, capabilites and motivation of the different historical persons.  Grew to appreciate his demeaner and humor."

 

"Professor Philip Daileader is an excellent lecturer! The topics chosen for these lectures were all interesting- he presents the information in a way that makes it very easy for the listener to retain. A+"

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38 Courses and Sets

  1. Early Middle Ages

    Early Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Professor Philip Daileader of The College of William and Mary returns in this 24-lecture series to give you new insight into the Dark Ages, the era which spanned the decline and fall of Rome's western empire and lingered for centuries. Discover what findings modern archaeology has unearthed, and look into the fascinating personalities and events of this once-lost era.
  2. Late Middle Ages

    Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    What were the Late Middle Ages—medieval or modern? Any period that falls between two eras bears the hallmarks of transition. Witness the medieval carnage of frequent wars, improved weaponry, and the Black Death, and discover the modernity of intellectual and cultural maturing, and philosophical movements that celebrated the individual. Professor Philip Daileader is your guide with The Late Middle Ages, the...
  3. High Middle Ages

    High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to much. Illiteracy, starvation, and disease were the norm. In fact, Europe in the year 1000 was one of the world's more stagnant regions—an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater. Three short centuries later, all this had changed dramatically. The flowering of medieval civilization between the years 1000 and...
  4. How the Crusades Changed History

    How the Crusades Changed History

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $179.95 $129.95$179.95
    Hundreds of years have passed since the last crusader knight laid down his sword, but the centuries of medieval warfare we collectively call the Crusades continue to hold powerful sway over our modern world and the tense conflicts between religions and entire civilizations. Because the Crusades have been so consequential to history, it’s essential that we understand the context, motivations, and preconditions...
  5. (Set) Era of the Crusades/High Middle Ages Set

    (Set) Era of the Crusades/High Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  6. (Set) Early Middle Ages & Era of the Crusades  Set

    (Set) Early Middle Ages & Era of the Crusades

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Visit the Middle Ages and discover why this often overlooked period in history is such a vital chapter in the grand story of Western civilization. The Early Middle Ages takes you from the years 300 to 1000 and tells the riveting story of how the ancient world gave way to the medieval one. And The Era of the Crusades takes you onto the battlefields of the epic conflict between Western Christendom, the Byzantine...
  7. (Set) Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity & Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity & Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Shed new light on the secrets of the early medieval world with this fascinating two-course set delivered by a pair of masterful historians. First, discover how Christianity ultimately achieved dominance over the pagan Roman Empire in The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity. Then, in Early Middle Ages, continue the story with a fast-moving portrait of several centuries that would lay the...
  8. (Set) Early Middle Ages,  High Middle Ages, & Late Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Early Middle Ages, High Middle Ages, & Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $389.85 Starting at $389.85 $764.85 $389.85$764.85
  9. (Set)  Early Middle Ages & Late Middle Ages Set

    (Set) Early Middle Ages & Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  10. (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & High Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
  11. (Set) Early Middle Ages; High Middle Ages; Late Middle Ages; Vikings; & Era of the Crusades  Set

    (Set) Early Middle Ages; High Middle Ages; Late Middle Ages; Vikings; & Era of the Crusades

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $789.75 Starting at $789.75 $1,514.75 $789.75$1,514.75
    Explore the era between the fall of Rome and the rise of the Renaissance in five 24-lecture courses that reveal the important role the Middle Ages played in Western Civilization. Begin with a three-course tour of the Middle Ages with The Early Middle Ages, The High Middle Ages, and The Late Middle Ages. In The Vikings, get a reintroduction to these warriors, artists, merchants, poets, and kings, from a course that...
  12. (Set) Experiencing the Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Experiencing the Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,774.55 Starting at $2,774.55 $2,774.55 $2,774.55$2,774.55
    What was it like to live during the Middle Ages—one of the most important, yet most often overlooked, periods in the history of the Western world? Now you can find out with these Great Courses. Guided by expert medievalists and dynamic professors, you'll travel back in time and relieve some of the most intriguing moments from the years between A.D. 300 and 1500. Whether you're watching the rise of the...
  13. (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
    Gain new insight into the realities and legacy of the Dark Ages in this intriguing two-course set. First, in The Early Middle Ages, you'll discover what findings modern archaeology has unearthed and look into the fascinating personalities and events of this once-lost era. Then, in Turning Points in Medieval History, you'll explore the moments and fascinating figures that profoundly changed the arc of history and...
  14. (Set) The Italian Renaissance & The Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) The Italian Renaissance & The Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Experience two monumental periods in the history of Western civilization with this thrilling two-course set. In The Early Middle Ages, focus on the often misunderstood age between A.D. 300 and A.D. 1000, when ancient Rome had fallen and Europe had seemingly vanished into ignorance and shadow. In The Italian Renaissance, travel back to the moment in history when culture reached a vibrant and formative peak that still...
  15. (Set)  3931, 8267, 869, 8296 Set

    (Set) 3931, 8267, 869, 8296

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $519.80 Starting at $519.80 $719.80 $519.80$719.80
  16. (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & The Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & The Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    What happened after the fall of the Roman Empire? Find out in these two courses that take you back to a pivotal moment in the history of Western civilization. In Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation, discover how the period between A.D. 253 and A.D. 750 gave way to Medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate. In The Early Middle Ages, use recent scholarship to get a fresh understanding of a...
  17. (Set) Late Middle Ages & The Cathedral  Set

    (Set) Late Middle Ages & The Cathedral

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  18. (Set) History of Ancient Rome & Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Rome & Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Get an in-depth look at fascinating aspects of two monumental periods in human history. In The History of Ancient Rome, explore both the broad scope and the intimate details of ancient Roman history. In The Early Middle Ages, shed light on the world after the fall of ancient Rome: its fascinating events, its iconic personalities, and its important effects on subsequent history.
  19. (Set)  How the Crusades Changed History & Early Middle Ages Set

    (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & Early Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
  20. (Set) Vikings & Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Vikings & Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  21. (Set) Late Middle Ages & Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity  Set

    (Set) Late Middle Ages & Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Grasp the major changes that took place in the late medieval period that planted the seeds of modernity with this thought-provoking course set. Start with Professor Philip Daileader’s The Late Middle Ages, which introduces you to this age of extremes’ major events, personalities, and developments. Then turn to Professor Kenneth W. Harl’s The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval...
  22. (Set)  Early Middle Ages & Medieval World Set

    (Set) Early Middle Ages & Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  23. (Set) History of Christianity in the Reformation Era & High Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) History of Christianity in the Reformation Era & High Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  24. (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & Turning Points in Medieval History  Set

    (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & Turning Points in Medieval History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
  25. (Set) High Middle Ages/World of Byzantium  Set

    (Set) High Middle Ages/World of Byzantium

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  26. (Set) Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest & Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest & Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    Immerse yourself in the medieval world with these two courses delivered by acclaimed historians. The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest tells the remarkable story of a tumultuous, thousand-year period dominated by war, conquest, and the struggle to balance royal power with the rights of the governed. The Early Middle Ages takes you even deeper into the dawn of this fascinating period,...
  27. (Set) Early Middle Ages & High Middle Ages  Set on sale

    (Set) Early Middle Ages & High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Save up to $385.00 Starting at $61.90 $124.90 $61.90$124.90
    Venture back into the medieval European world with an award-winning professor. The Early Middle Ages explores how the collapse of ancient Rome gave way to the medieval world, while The High Middle Ages picks up in A.D. 1000 and reveals how Europe dramatically transformed itself into societies that would pave the way for the modern world.
  28. (Set)  How the Crusades Changed History & 1066 Set

    (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & 1066

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.90 Starting at $199.90 $264.90 $199.90$264.90
  29. (Set) Vikings & Late Middle Ages   Set

    (Set) Vikings & Late Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    First, join Dr. Kenneth W. Harl in The Vikings as he rediscovers the warriors, artists, merchants, poets, and kings of Viking culture and explains their role on the world stage. Then, witness the medieval carnage of frequent wars, improved weaponry, and the Black Death, and discover the modernity of intellectual and cultural maturing, and philosophical movements that celebrated the individual in The Late Middle Ages...
  30. (Set) Late Middle Ages & High Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Late Middle Ages & High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Explore the heights of a fascinating—and often misunderstood—period in Western history with this two-course set by award-winning Professor Philip Daileader. First, venture into the heart of the medieval world with The High Middle Ages, in which you investigate how and why medieval society made great strides in philosophy, commerce, education, literature, politics, and more. Then, complete your grasp of...