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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.

"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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4 Courses

  1. Late Middle Ages

    Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader, Ph.D.
    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...
  2. Early Middle Ages

    Early Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader, Ph.D.
    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.
  3. High Middle Ages

    High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader, Ph.D.
    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 Sale

    How the Crusades Changed History

    Philip Daileader, Ph.D.
    Save up to $130.00 Starting at $34.95 $49.95 $34.95$49.95
    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...