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  1. The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World Sale

    The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

    Robert Garland
    4.5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (282)
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    Take this chance to get beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts in The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World. In 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest...
  2. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language Sale

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$384.95
    Get an authoritative primer on a fascinating ancient tongue with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Covering everything from the Hebrew alphabet and punctuation marks to essential vocabulary words to advanced grammatical rules, Professor Michael Carasik’s 36 lectures equip you to read one of the world’s greatest books in its original language on your own.
  3. The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes Sale

    The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (178)
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    Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan loom large in the popular consciousness as two of history’s most fearsome warrior-leaders. Yet few people today are aware of their place in a succession of nomadic warriors who emerged from the Eurasian steppes to seize control of civilizations. In the 36 gripping lectures of The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes, award-winning Professor Kenneth W. Harl of Tulane University...
  4. Understanding Japan: A Cultural History Sale

    Understanding Japan: A Cultural History

    Mark J. Ravina
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (159)
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    Japan’s extraordinary 2,000-year-old civilization has grown through periods of engagement and isolation into a society responsible for immeasurable influences on the rest of the world. Discover what makes Japan so distinctive in Understanding Japan: A Cultural History . These 24 fascinating lectures, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, offer an unforgettable tour of Japanese history, life, art, and...
  5. High School Level-World History: The Fertile Crescent to The American Revolution Sale

    High School Level-World History: The Fertile Crescent to The American Revolution

    Linwood Thompson
    3.9 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
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    Professor Linwood Thompson teaches history by using costumes, research, and acting skills to portray representative characters from eras of history ranging from 3500 B.C. to the 1780s. He sees to it that students enjoy themselves naturally while learning world history thoroughly-a winning combination.
  6. History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach Sale

    History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.4 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Circle the globe to explore pivotal incidents of catastrophic failure in battle and consider how these errors changed the course of history.
  7. History of Ancient Egypt

    History of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand that our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. If you're awed by the Great Pyramid, amazed by the magnificent golden mask and other treasures of Tutankhamen, curious about how this longest-lived of all ancient cultures has influenced us, or just intrigued by the mysterious hows and whys of all things Egyptian, then you must own this comprehensive and entertaining...
  8. Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs Sale

    Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Bob Brier
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Save up to $209.95 Starting at $40.00 $269.95 $40.00$269.95
    Noted Egyptologist Bob Brier’s Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the key to unlocking this ancient language. In 24 lectures, you’ll cover the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs, including vocabulary words, number systems, and sentence structure. You’ll also translate hieroglyphs found on ancient sites and artifacts, such as the temples at Abu Simbel and the tomb of Tutankhamen.
  9. Lost Worlds of South America

    Lost Worlds of South America

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    As one of only six places on earth where civilization arose spontaneously, South America offers a fresh and revelatory look at how human societies formed, from the earliest organized communities to cultures of huge complexity. They paralleled, yet were absolutely different from, the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, and others that we know so much better. In these sites you witness the unfolding of one of the true...
  10. Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers Sale

    Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

    Andrew R. Wilson
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Military strategy matters. Civilizations with the greatest strategists-often coupled with the greatest resources-have had a powerful edge over competing civilizations. From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. Masters of War: History's...
  11. Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Great Battles of the Ancient World

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (117)
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    Hollywood has gone to elaborate lengths to recreate the violence and mayhem of ancient warfare in movies such as Gladiator and Troy. But what were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, armor, training, and logistics were used? In this course, Professor Garrett G. Fagan takes you into the thick of combat in some of the most notable battles fought in the Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the...
  12. Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization

    Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization

    Amanda H. Podany
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Explore Mesopotamia, a civilization that flourished for more than 3,000 years. Mesopotamians built the first complex urban societies; developed writing, literature, and law; and united vast regions through warfare and diplomacy. However, much still remains to be discovered about this fascinating place. In Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization, you’ll witness a whole new world opening before your...
  13. The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy Sale

    The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

    Bradley E. Schaefer
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
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    Taught by Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University, this course shows how ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Chinese, and other cultures saw the sky. You learn how the Sun, Moon, and stars were their clock, calendar, and compass; constellations encoded their mythologies; and the perfection of the heavens inspired religious and philosophical ideas, ultimately laying the foundation for modern science.
  14. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt Sale

    Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (171)
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    No great civilization continues to speak to us like that of ancient Egypt. Yet what made Egypt great were the individuals who ruled it. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt recounts the lives and accomplishments of great leaders such as Tutankhamen, Ramses the Great, and Cleopatra. Professor Bob Brier, an acclaimed Egyptologist, presents a veritable 30-century history of Egypt that peers into almost every aspect of...
  15. Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed Sale

    Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (114)
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    Uncover the fascinating rise and fall of the Maya and Aztec civilizations—spectacular empires with complex cultures that ruled vast stretches of pre-Columbian America. In this comprehensive course taught by the Director of the Maya Exploration Center, you’ll witness the enthralling history of these sophisticated societies as you explore their religions, governments, social organizations, arts, engineering, and...
  16. Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture Sale

    Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

    Andrew R. Wilson
    4.5 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
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    A knowledge of China’s majestic empire is essential for any understanding of its present. In this course, you’ll discover what daily life was like for government bureaucrats, for scholars, for women of the court, for soldiers, merchants, craftspeople, emperors, concubines, poets, farmers, and many others—all set against the backdrop of the richness, the diversity, the genius, and the splendor of imperial China.
  17. A Brief History of the World Sale

    A Brief History of the World

    Peter N. Stearns
    3.4 out of 5
    52% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (148)
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    In A Brief History of the World, you'll apprehend "the big picture" of world history from the invention of agriculture in the Neolithic era to the urbanized, technological world of the 21st century. It's a compelling overview of the human experience presented by an award-winning teacher, Professor Peter N. Stearns. You'll examine and compare the peoples, cultures, and nations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the...
  18. Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (137)
    Starting at $89.95 Starting at $89.95 $199.95 $89.95$199.95
    Uncover deep mysteries about the ancient civilizations of the Near East—and their indelible impact on the history of the world—with Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations. This course is your introduction to the fascinating civilizations that often receive only a few lines of cursory discussion in the average textbook on Western civilization, including: the Hitties, the Assyrians, and the Sumerians. Along the...
  19. Origin of Civilization Sale

    Origin of Civilization

    Scott MacEachern
    3.5 out of 5
    58% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Discover how human beings from around the world created the impressive cultural and political systems that would forever alter the course of history. In this grand 48-lecture course, travel to places such as ancient Mesopotamia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Mesoamerica to view their formative states and civilizations from gripping archaeological and historical perspectives. Delivered by award-winning Professor Scott...
  20. A History of India Sale

    A History of India

    Michael H. Fisher
    3.8 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Over 5,000 years, India has been home to a rich tapestry of cultures, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a hub for trade and cultural exchange. Today the subcontinent contains 20% of the world’s population and is an economic powerhouse. Go inside this thrilling story with A History of India, a breathtaking survey of South Asia from its earliest societies through the challenges of the 21st century.