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226 Courses

  1. Foundations of Western Civilization

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (216)
    Starting at $439.95 Starting at $439.95 $519.95 $439.95$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. 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
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (248)
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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...
  3. The Celtic World Sale

    The Celtic World

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (189)
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    With The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archaeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from. By bringing a new...
  4. The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales Sale

    The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $39.95 $384.95 $39.95$384.95
    No matter what you are hoping to discover in this magnificent region, The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales is the perfect guide. Taught by acclaimed Professor Patrick Allitt, a British-born scholar who teaches at Emory University, these 36 engrossing lectures give you an insider’s take on traveling through Great Britain.
  5. Native Peoples of North America Sale

    Native Peoples of North America

    Daniel M. Cobb
    3.7 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $269.95 $29.95$269.95
    The Great Courses has partnered with Smithsonian to bring you a course that reveals new perspectives on the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples and their significant impact on this country. You will gain a new point of view on the seemingly familiar stories America was built on. Be prepared – this course is going to change how you understand American history.
  6. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (221)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God? To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle—one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and the theological underpinnings of our civilization. In 24 provocative lectures, Professor Ehrman takes you deeply into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first...
  7. America's Founding Fathers Sale

    America's Founding Fathers

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.9 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (98)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$384.95
    In collaboration with Smithsonian, the Great Courses presents America’s Founding Fathers, a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened. Using the Founding Fathers as a lens through which to see powerful truths about the early political history of the United States, you’ll better understand both the document under which Americans live and the people who, for better or worse,...
  8. The Guide to Essential Italy Sale

    The Guide to Essential Italy

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (129)
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    Italy is the quintessential location for anyone interested in art, culture, and history. In collaboration with the Smithsonian, we bring you the exceptional gems and daily life of Italy’s past and present in a visually stunning tour. Explore Rome, Florence, and Venice—and take side trips to Pompeii, Perugia, and more. Visit important monuments, witness artistic masterpieces, and immerse yourself in Italian...
  9. Understanding Japan: A Cultural History

    Understanding Japan: A Cultural History

    Mark J. Ravina
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (146)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    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...
  10. Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites Sale

    Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

    Eric H. Cline
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (157)
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    Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations. This thrilling new course, produced in partnership with National Geographic, introduces you to over 20 of the most significant archaeological sites on the planet, providing both an in-depth look at the sites themselves and an insider’s view of the history, science, and technology of archaeology.
  11. The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy Sale

    The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
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    Designed to shine a light on the American frontier, The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy reveals the grit and grandeur of an epic period in U.S. history. In 24 lectures, award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt uncovers new historical angles on everything from the last stand at the Alamo to the Oregon Trail to the creation of America’s first national parks.
  12. History of the United States, 2nd Edition Sale

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.6 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
    Save up to $550.00 Starting at $144.95 $749.95 $144.95$749.95
    This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-winning professors sharing their insights into this nation's past in their own areas of special interest, from European settlement and the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, world wars, and today's outlook. You will gain a lucid picture of the factors that enabled the United States to become the largest, wealthiest, and most...
  13. American Civil War

    American Civil War

    Gary W. Gallagher
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (211)
    Starting at $439.95 Starting at $439.95 $519.95 $439.95$519.95
    Many TV shows have dealt with the American Civil War, but not one offers the combination of crisp, comprehensive narrative and in-depth analysis that you will find in this course. In 48 masterful lectures, leading Civil War historian Professor Gary W. Gallagher explains both the strategy and battles of the war as well as its effects on all Americans. You'll learn how armies were recruited, equipped, and trained....
  14. The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

    The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (165)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    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...
  15. How Winston Churchill Changed the World Sale

    How Winston Churchill Changed the World

    Michael Shelden
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
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    Winston Churchill didn’t just live history—he made it. In How Winston Churchill Changed the World, join Churchill-biographer Professor Michael Shelden for a multifaceted, 24-lecture exploration of the statesman’s life, accomplishments, complexities, and failures. It’s an unforgettable journey through the 20th century in the footsteps of the man who helped humanity prevail during violent, dangerous times.
  16. Investigating American Presidents Sale

    Investigating American Presidents

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (42)
    Save up to $160.00 Starting at $17.95 $199.95 $17.95$199.95
    What limits are there—if any—on presidential power? How do we keep such power in check? In the 12 timely lectures of Investigating American Presidents, Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University School of Law guides you through the ins and outs of presidential investigations, using past scandals and controversies as a lens through which to make sense of current (and future) ones.
  17. 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
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (137)
    Save up to $410.00 Starting at $69.95 $519.95 $69.95$519.95
    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...
  18. American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents Sale

    American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents

    Wesley K. Clark
    4.1 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
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    Gen. Wesley Clark explores America’s armed conflicts, from the French and Indian War in the mid 18th century to the Global War on Terrorism in the 21st, covering battles such as Gettysburg, D-Day, and Operation Desert Storm. You learn military history the military way—analyzing tactics, strategy, logistics, leadership, training, and other factors that go into winning battles and ultimately wars.
  19. Ancient Civilizations of North America Sale

    Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
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    Most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now, in Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, reveals the astounding true accomplishments of these ancient cultures—vibrant cities, agriculture, art, large-scale earthen pyramids, astronomical...
  20. Holy Land Revealed Sale

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (152)
    Save up to $290.00 Starting at $54.95 $374.95 $54.95$374.95
    Comb through the rubble of an ancient citadel in the City of David, the contents of rock-cut tombs in the Kidron Valley, correspondence from caves in the Judaean desert, and other remains from one of the most important regions in the history of civilization. Delivered by archaeologist and award-winning Professor Jodi Magness, The Holy Land Revealed helps you relive and encounter life in the ancient Holy Land through...