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Professor Robert Bucholz, D.Phil.

Professor Robert Bucholz
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Oxford University
This course is much more than a way to pass the time. It is, rather, a toolkit for any citizen of the West, a survival kit for any citizen of the world.

Dr. Robert Bucholz is Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, where he has taught since 1988. He earned his B.A. in History from Cornell University and his D.Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University. Before joining the faculty at Loyola University, Professor Bucholz taught at numerous universities, including Cornell University; California State University, Long Beach; and Loyola, Marymount University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Among Professor Bucholz's numerous teaching awards are the Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest such award presented by the Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. On two occasions, he received the Honors Program Faculty Member of the Year Award. At Loyola University, Professor Bucholz teaches courses on Early Modern London, Early Modern England, and English Social History. He is the author or coauthor of books on English history, including Early Modern England: A Narrative History and The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture. Professor Bucholz is also the project director of the Database of Court Officers, which contains the career facts of every person who served in the British royal household from the Restoration to the death of Queen Victoria.

Testimonials

"Professor Bucholz transformed history into a living drama.  He was exciting, intersting and gripping.  we were always waiting for the next installment."

 

"Professor Bucholz is brilliant - it is a privilege to have "sat at his feet." His exposition of the Tudor-Stuart story is an exposition also of our American story."

 

"Professor Bucholz does a fantastic job with this course. He clearly has a pasion for the material, and his informative and entertaining presentation makes listening to the lectures a pleasure."

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21 Courses and Sets

  1. Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World Sale

    Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    Robert Bucholz
    Save up to $390.00 Starting at $64.95 $129.95 $64.95$129.95
    More than just a history of Western civilization, Foundations of Western Civilization II is a course about the meaning of civilization itself. Taught by Professor Robert Bucholz, it promises profound rewards for students of history at every level, a grand narrative of the past five centuries—of social progress, political evolution, industrialization, and other economic factors—within a coherent context for...
  2. London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World Sale

    London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

    Robert Bucholz
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    London's impact on Western civilization is nothing short of profound, and its greatness continues to this day. London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World reveals everything you need to know about the riveting history behind this magnificent metropolis. Discover this amazing city as it was lived and felt during various stages in its history, from the city's founding as a Roman outpost to its...
  3. History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts Sale

    History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    Robert Bucholz
    Save up to $390.00 Starting at $64.95 $129.95 $64.95$129.95
    Explore the Tudor-Stuart era: a captivating examination of the 229-year period from 1485–1714 during which England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called the first modern society. In making that transformation, England became the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Award-winning Professor Robert Bucholz of Loyola University of Chicago presents a sweeping, 48-lecture course...
  4. (Set) Experiencing Rome & London: A Short History  Set

    (Set) Experiencing Rome & London: A Short History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Experience the historical wonders of two great cities with this dynamic, richly illustrated two-course set. Learn how ancient Rome communicated civic and cultural values to its citizens in the 36 lectures of Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire. And discover London as it was lived and felt during various stages in its history in the 24 encyclopedic lectures of London: A Short...
  5. (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Foundations of Western Civilization II  Set

    (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Foundations of Western Civilization II

    Robert Bucholz
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Experience life as it was lived throughout both the history of London and the history of the modern Western world. London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World reveals everything you need to know about the riveting history behind this magnificent metropolis. Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World offers you a coherent context for the events and trends of...
  6. (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Age of Henry VIII  Set

    (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Age of Henry VIII

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Walk through the streets of England's greatest city and meet one of its defining leaders in this two-course set. In London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World, discover this amazing city as it was lived and felt during various stages in its riveting history. And in The Age of Henry VIII, learn the true story about the British king, his military and political conquests, his tumultuous...
  7. (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Rise and Fall of the British Empire  Set

    (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Rise and Fall of the British Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    This captivating two-course set is your guide to the grand story of the British Empire and the capital city from which it was born. London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World reveals everything you need to know about the riveting history behind this magnificent metropolis. The Rise and Fall of the British Empire leads you through four centuries of British power, innovation, and diminishment...
  8. (Set) Rise and Fall of the British Empire & History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts  Set

    (Set) Rise and Fall of the British Empire & History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Explore two pivotal moments in the history of Great Britain in this engaging two-course set. In the 36 lectures of The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, get a refreshing new understanding of what made the British Empire such a defining force in modern Western history. Then, survey the changing social, economic, religious, and political structures that unfolded while the Tudor family and the Stuart family...
  9. (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations; Foundations of Western Civilization; & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World  Set

    (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations; Foundations of Western Civilization; & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.85 Starting at $699.85 $1,414.85 $699.85$1,414.85
    From before recorded history to the dawn of the modern world, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of human and Western civilization. Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations explores how the ensuing populations formed settlements and cultures, developed agriculture and herding, interacted, and populated the globe. Both The Foundations of Western Civilization and Foundations of Western...
  10. (Set) Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World  Set

    (Set) Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    Embark on an unforgettable trip through billions of years of history in this two-course set that immerses you in the drama and excitement of the past. In Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity, traverse the sweeping expanse of cosmic history—13.7 billion years of it—starting with the big bang and traveling through time and space to the present moment. After this epic journey,...
  11. (Set) History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts & Age of Henry VIII  Set

    (Set) History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts & Age of Henry VIII

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Investigate two of the most pivotal eras in the history of English royalty with these two illuminating history courses. The History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts details the changing social, economic, religious, and political structures that unfolded while the Tudor family and the Stuart family established their iconic monarchies. Then, in Age of Henry VIII, learn how the life and leadership of this...
  12. (Set)  Become an Educated Traveler Set

    (Set) Become an Educated Traveler

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $4,424.40 Starting at $4,424.40 $4,424.40 $4,424.40$4,424.40
    Whether you jet-set all over the world, or travel from your armchair with the aid of these gorgeously visual courses, the 12-course set on Becoming an Educated Traveler will give you everything you need to make the most of your trips. Travel from Rome to China, as well as back and forth in time, to learn from renowned experts about the context and history for some of the most amazing places in the world.
  13. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization I & II  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization I & II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    In Foundations of Western Civilization I, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization. Award-winning scholar and teacher Thomas F. X. Noble of the University of Notre Dame begins in the ancient Near East, and moves to Greece, then to Rome, and concludes by examining the spread of Western civilization. Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World...
  14. (Set) Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World  Set

    (Set) Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    Immerse yourself in a thrilling era in modern history that shaped politics, religion and society in France and all of Europe, and get a comprehensive historical overview of the past five centuries and their legacy on social progress, political evolution, industrialization, and other economic factors in this course set that will give you the foundation for understanding our current times. First, in Living the French...
  15. (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts  Set

    (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    Robert Bucholz
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Tour the streets of England's capital city and investigate a critical period in its royal history in this course set taught by an Oxford-trained historian. London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World reveals everything you need to know about the riveting history behind this magnificent metropolis. The History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts details the changing social, economic, and...
  16. (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World; History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts; Churchill; & Age of Henry VIII  Set

    (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World; History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts; Churchill; & Age of Henry VIII

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.80 Starting at $599.80 $1,229.80 $599.80$1,229.80
    Explore pivotal individuals, moments, and themes in British history with this insightful four-course set. Start with England's capital city and its impact on Western civilization with London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World. Then, examine the Tudor-Stuart era of English history with A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts. Then, conclude the set with courses on two iconic men...
  17. (Set)  How to Read Shakespeare & London: A Short History Set

    (Set) How to Read Shakespeare & London: A Short History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  18. World War II; The American Civ Set

    World War II; The American Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,679.65 Starting at $1,679.65 $1,679.65 $1,679.65$1,679.65
    Discover a range of thrilling new perspectives on American history with this engaging seven-course set. Foundations of Western Civilization II: The History of the Modern Western World is an engaging way to get a comprehensive grounding in the events, personalities, and themes that forged the modern world that America inhabits. Strengthen your understanding of our nation's riveting history in The History of the...
  19. (Set) Story of Medieval England & History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts  Set

    (Set) Story of Medieval England & History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Get a comprehensive look at the epic history of England from the time of its most legendary warrior to the reign of one of its most influential royal families with this two-course set. First, in The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest, learn how—in the midst of war and the struggle to balance royal power with the rights of the governed—medieval Britain laid the foundation...
  20. (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London  Set

    (Set) London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World & Museum Masterpieces: The National Gallery, London

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Travel to London from the comfort of your own home with this two-course set that guides you through the history of its streets and the galleries of its greatest art museum. London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World reveals everything you need to know about the riveting history behind this magnificent metropolis. Then, take a virtual tour of the city's world-class art museum in Museum...
  21. (Set) History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts & Victorian Britain  Set

    (Set) History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts & Victorian Britain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Take an unforgettable tour of two captivating periods in British—and modern—history. The History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts details the changing social, economic, and political structures that unfolded during the reign of the Tudor and Stuart families. Victorian Britain demonstrates how Queen Victoria's iconic rule indelibly affected British life and culture and forever altered the course...