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Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Pennsylvania
Modernity is a notoriously slippery concept, because, obviously, what is modern now will soon become the past, as time marches relentlessly forward.

Dr. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius is Lindsay Young Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Liulevicius served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Professor Liulevicius has won many awards and honors, including the University of Tennessee's Excellence in Teaching Award and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. At the university he teaches courses on modern German history, Western civilization, European diplomatic history, Nazi Germany, World War I, war and culture, 20th-century Europe, nationalism, and utopian thought. Dr. Liulevicius has published numerous articles and two books: War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I and The German Myth of the East, 1800 to the Present.


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  1. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Sale

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    Save up to $215.00
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. Just a few of the politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, warriors, and even dictators who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. And while revolutionary figures have been the subject of many Great Courses lectures, what single course (or professor) could cover all of them? Now, with 36 Revolutionary Figures of History,...
  2. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Sale

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    Save up to $200.00
    As the home to big ideas, The Great Courses has produced thousands of lectures that have introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Now, enjoy 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Structures of information that are physically real; religious writings that may have been forgeries; a...
  3. Turning Points in Modern History Sale

    Turning Points in Modern History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    Save up to $185.00
    Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe—from China to the Americas to New Zealand—to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 shaped the modern world. Taught by award-winning history professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, these 24 thought-provoking lectures...
  4. World War I: The "Great War"

    World War I: The "Great War"

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    Starting at $199.95
    From August 1914 to November 1918, an unprecedented catastrophe gripped the world that continues to reverberate into our own time. World War I was touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and all too quickly expanded far beyond the expectations of those involved to become the first "total war." It was the first conflict in which entire societies mobilized to wage unrestrained war, investing all their wealth,...
  5. Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History Sale

    Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    Save up to $130.00
    Take a detailed tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of a top-secret subject in Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History. Delivered by master historian and Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, these 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have worked in the shadows to gain information or subvert enemies. Filled with stories that are both marvelous and mysterious, and insights that...
  6. Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century Sale

    Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    Save up to $205.00
    The story of the 20th century is filled with leaders who promised utopia and instead delivered war, genocide, and dictatorship. This provocative and unsettling subject is covered in this 24-lecture series, which will help you understand this seemingly senseless and inexplicable record of inhumanity and how we may prevent it from recurring. Examples of leaders who resisted the century’s inhuman trends offer hope...
  7. War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000 Sale

    War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    Save up to $305.00
    In War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000, Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius offers a remarkable look into the evolution of the European continent and the modern state system. In 36 provocative lectures, he allows us to peer through the revealing lens of statecraft to show us its impact on war, peace, and power and how that impact may well be felt in the future—an approach that...