This experience is optimized for Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

Please upgrade your browser

Video title

Priority Code

Cancel

Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, Ph.D.

Professor Thomas F. X. Noble
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Michigan State University
One great scholar said that history was a process of challenge and response. Surely we must ask what challenges remain.

Dr. Thomas F. X. Noble is Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his B.A. in History from Ohio University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from Michigan State University. Professor Noble has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and research grants from the American Philosophical Society. In 2008 he received the Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Teaching from Notre Dame. In 1999 he was awarded the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award and a David Harrison III Award for outstanding undergraduate advising, both from the University of Virginia. Professor Noble is the author, coauthor, or editor of 10 books and has published more than 40 articles, chapters, and essays. His coauthored textbook, Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment, is in its 5th edition. His research has concentrated on late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, focusing on the history of the city of Rome, the history of the papacy, and the age of Charlemagne.

Testimonials

"Dr. Noble's depth of knowledge and his ability to recall & express it is truly remakable. He surpasses any professor I have had in college, dental school, or residency."

 

"Thomas Noble is an excellent scholar - Enthusiastic, fair in judgment, keeps our eye on the great themes, and he always provides the right anecdote. He is inspiring."

 

 

"Professor Noble was absolutely flawless!  Knowledge of and passion for subject matter evident throughout course in every lecture.  Totally enjoyable experience."

51 Courses and Sets

List Grid

Filter
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2

51 Courses and Sets

  1. Foundations of Western Civilization

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $519.95 $249.95$519.95
    You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. This broad, sweeping series helps you cover an enormous amount of historical material as you see how Western civilization evolved. Concentrating on the period 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, Professor Thomas F. X. Noble unfolds for...
  2. 36 Books That Changed the World Collection

    36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Since the development of written language, books have played major roles in the world: Entertaining. Instructing. Inspiring. Even changing the course of history. Now, with 36 Books That Changed the World, a fascinating Great Courses Collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, take a riveting tour of the profound impact of books from thousands of years of history and from civilizations around the globe.
  3. Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation Sale

    Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    Save up to $325.00 Starting at $39.95 $49.95 $39.95$49.95
    Explore the five momentous centuries that link the Classical and Modern worlds in Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation. This 36-lecture course, taught by distinguished medieval historian Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, shows you how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations: Medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate. You explore many features of the period between...
  4. Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    This course is designed to illuminate for both Catholics and non-Catholics the remarkable institution known as the "Petrine Office." It is taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame—who has spent more than 30 years immersed in the subject. The insights and wisdom he has gathered along the way make Popes and the Papacy: A...
  5. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.95 Starting at $399.95 $749.95 $399.95$749.95
    From Mesopotamia to Mississippi, from the anonymous writer of the Epic of Gilgamesh to William Faulkner, writing 3,600 years later, many of the greatest figures of Western culture have been its writers. This course is your guide to a rich sampling of their masterpieces, chosen, explained, and analyzed by five outstanding professors. In addition to novelists, poets, and dramatists, you will study historians,...
  6. (Set) Foundations of Eastern Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Eastern Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
  7. (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation  Set

    (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
    Plunge into the ancient world with this course set that focuses on two distinct periods in history and their transformative effects on our modern world. In The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, immerse yourself in the exciting innovations the ancient Greeks made in democracy, law, and empire. Then, learn how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations: medieval Europe, the Byzantine...
  8. (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...
  9. (Set) Western Literary Canon in Context & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Western Literary Canon in Context & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $1,124.90 $599.90$1,124.90
    Gain insights into the great works and authors of the Western literary tradition. The Western Literary Canon in Context is a thorough investigation of more than 30 key works in the Western literary canon and their critical roles in the development of literature. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition is an 84-lecture survey of the writers who shaped Western storytelling into what it is today.
  10. (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition  Set

    (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,099.85 Starting at $1,099.85 $2,149.85 $1,099.85$2,149.85
    Explore the greatness of Western culture with this epic three-course set that surveys the best that our civilization's intellectual, literary, and musical traditions have to offer. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive survey of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the revolutionary views of the 20th century. Great Authors of the Western Literary...
  11. (Set) Development of European Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Development of European Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    Unearth the foundations of your world with this engaging two-course set on the nature of the Western world. First, follow the true story of how Europe evolved over the course of 600 fascinating years in The Development of European Civilization. Then, ground your understanding of Europe within the larger scope of the early Western world with the highly popular The Foundations of Western Civilization.
  12. (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...
  13. (Set)  The Other Side of History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Other Side of History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
  14. (Set) Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul  & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
  15. (Set)  A History of European Art & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) A History of European Art & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
  16. (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition & Classics of British Literature  Set

    (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition & Classics of British Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Comb through the powerful and enduring works by some of the most brilliant writers in history with this two-course set. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition spans 30 centuries of the finest literature ever written and covers almost five dozen timeless works, from the epics and dramas of the ancient Hebrews and Greeks to the prose fiction of the 20th century. Classics of British Literature is...
  17. (Set) History of the Ancient World & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) History of the Ancient World & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    Learn powerful, enduring lessons from the past with these two courses that offer insights into the history of the ancient world and one of Western civilization's greatest faiths. In History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective, examine the ancient world's greatest civilizations in the full context of where they came from, the cultures that flourished around them at the same time, and the civilizations that...
  18. Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi Set

    Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,269.65 Starting at $1,269.65 $2,579.65 $1,269.65$2,579.65
    The wonders of the distant past come to life in this engaging seven-course set taught by award-winning historians who excel in re-creating long-gone civilizations. Discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of early Western civilization with The Foundations of Western Civilization. Then, survey the captivating stories of three grand ancient empires with The History of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greek...
  19. (Set) History of Ancient Rome; Famous Romans; Emperors of Rome & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation  Set

    (Set) History of Ancient Rome; Famous Romans; Emperors of Rome & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $779.80 Starting at $779.80 $1,524.80 $779.80$1,524.80
    In these four courses taught by expert historians, get an in-depth look at fascinating aspects of ancient Rome: one of the greatest civilizations in the history of the world. The History of Ancient Rome is a richly detailed examination of the broad scope and intimate details of ancient Roman history. Famous Romans recalls the lives of the remarkable individuals—statesmen, thinkers, warriors, writers, and...
  20. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $1,144.90 $549.90$1,144.90
    Explore a span of thousands of years during which ancient, medieval, and modern thinkers formulated thoughtful answers to universal questions about truth, justice, values, conduct, and other concerns of humanity, as you also see how Western civilization evolved during approximately the same period and what made it distinctive, in this comprehensive course set. In Professor Daniel N. Robinson's The Great Ideas of...
  21. (Set) History of World Literature & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) History of World Literature & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Sample brilliant literary masterpieces from around the world in The History of World Literature, which covers such vibrant works as The Epic of Gilgamesh and Things Fall Apart. Then, survey the lives and works of Western literature's masterful writers—including Homer, Shakespeare, and Virginia Woolf—in Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition.
  22. (Set) History of Christian Theology; Popes and the Papacy: A History & Story of the Bible  Set

    (Set) History of Christian Theology; Popes and the Papacy: A History & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $459.85 Starting at $459.85 $884.85 $459.85$884.85
    Enrich your understanding of Christianity in this thought-provoking, three-course set. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the numerous responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over the last 2,000 years to questions about the faith. Popes and the Papacy: A History is designed to illuminate the inner workings of a remarkable religious institution that has had an...
  23. (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature; & Western Literary Canon in Context  Set

    (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature; & Western Literary Canon in Context

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.85 Starting at $799.85 $1,499.85 $799.85$1,499.85
  24. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $1,039.90 $499.90$1,039.90
    Investigate the amazing breadth and depth of ancient history. The Foundations of Western Civilization covers roughly four millennia of human history, revealing the people, places, ideas, and events that laid the groundwork for the modern Western world. The History of Ancient Rome explores the civilization's famous personalities and events, as well as the deeper sources of its continuing influence.
  25. (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & World of Byzantium  Set

    (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & World of Byzantium

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    The mysteries and wonders of an important—but often overlooked—age in human history are finally revealed. In Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation, explore how the fall of the Roman Empire gave birth to Medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Calipahte. In World of Byzantium, delve even deeper into the cultural riches of the Byzantine Empire and get a panoramic view of a civilization...
  26. (Set)  Foundations of Western Civilization & New Testament Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  27. (Set) Late Antiquity & Greece and Rome: An Integrated History  Set

    (Set) Late Antiquity & Greece and Rome: An Integrated History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $749.90 $399.90$749.90
    Join two compelling historians and professors as they guide you through two transformative periods in the history of the Roman Empire. Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation shows you how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations that would forever change the course of history: medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic caliphate. Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the...
  28. (Set) A Brief History of the World & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) A Brief History of the World & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
  29. (Set) Classics of American Literature & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Classics of American Literature & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.90 Starting at $799.90 $1,499.90 $799.90$1,499.90
    Now is your chance to discover more insights about the literature that has defined our lives. Study the classic stories and poems that illustrate our great nation's character in Classics of American Literature. Then, meet more than 60 of Western civilization's greatest authors and unpack their unforgettable works in Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition.
  30. (Set) The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History & Foundations of Western Civilization Set

    (Set) The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90