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236 Courses

  1. Foundations of Western Civilization Sale

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (237)
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    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 Celtic World Sale

    The Celtic World

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (241)
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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...
  3. 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)
    Save up to $390.00 Starting at $89.95 $519.95 $89.95$519.95
    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...
  4. America's Founding Fathers

    America's Founding Fathers

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$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,...
  5. The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (148)
    Starting at $219.95 Starting at $219.95 $384.95 $219.95$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.
  6. The Real History of Secret Societies

    The Real History of Secret Societies

    Richard B. Spence
    4.1 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Secret societies have attracted some of history’s most brilliant, and some of its most evil, minds. Often demonized by their enemies, many secret societies have become the stuff of myths and conspiracy theories. Award-winning Professor Richard B. “Rick” Spence brings the expertise of HISTORY® as he guides you through the fascinating, often mystifying—sometimes disturbing—occasionally inspiring world of...
  7. Ancient Civilizations of North America Sale

    Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.7 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (150)
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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...
  8. How Jesus Became God

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (238)
    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...
  9. Holy Land Revealed

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (181)
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$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...
  10. Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

    Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

    Bruce Markusen
    4.2 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Every time you watch baseball, you’re participating in the latest chapter of a compelling story that goes back hundreds of years. In 24 lectures that paint a portrait of the sport’s remarkable past, taking you from the decades before the Civil War to the pivotal year of 1920, Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime strikes a perfect balance between sports lore and cultural history.
  11. 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)
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    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.
  12. The Guide to Essential Italy

    The Guide to Essential Italy

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (146)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    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...
  13. Native Peoples of North America

    Native Peoples of North America

    Daniel M. Cobb
    3.7 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$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.
  14. Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

    Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

    Eric H. Cline
    4.4 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (171)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    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.
  15. The Decisive Battles of World History

    The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (118)
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    Discover the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of historical events and shaping our world in The Decisive Battles of World History. Covering nearly 4,000 years of history, this course explores more than three dozen history-making military engagements, from the landmark battles of the Western world to their counterparts across Asia, India, and the Middle East. These 36...
  16. 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...
  17. Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    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
    (138)
    Starting at $439.95 Starting at $439.95 $519.95 $439.95$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. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature Sale

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $39.95 $384.95 $39.95$384.95
    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  19. Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.8 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    Ancient Greek is a language like no other. It records an astonishing array of great works in different genres, stretching across a thousand years of history. With Greek 101: Learning an Ancient Language, you’ll understand why no translation can capture the expressive power of this incomparable tongue. With no prior experience required, Greek 101 gives you direct access to a remarkable heritage. These user-friendly...
  20. The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague Sale

    The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (239)
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    While the story of the Black Death is one of destruction and loss, it is also one of the most intriguing episodes in human history. Speaking to the full magnitude of this world-changing historical moment, and taught by celebrated medievalist Dorsey Armstrong, this course delves into the plague, its full human repercussions, and its transformative effects on European civilization.