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227 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
    (218)
    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 Celtic World

    The Celtic World

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (203)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    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

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

    Robert Garland
    4.5 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (261)
    Starting at $439.95 Starting at $439.95 $519.95 $439.95$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
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    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. How Jesus Became God Sale

    How Jesus Became God

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (228)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $269.95 $29.95$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...
  6. Holy Land Revealed Sale

    Holy Land Revealed

    Jodi Magness
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (163)
    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...
  7. 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
    (122)
    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.
  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
    (135)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$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...
  9. American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents

    American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents

    Wesley K. Clark
    4.1 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    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.
  10. 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
    (111)
    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.
  11. The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

    The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (106)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    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. The Decisive Battles of World History

    The Decisive Battles of World History

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.8 out of 5
    97% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    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...
  13. 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
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (161)
    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.
  14. 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
    (171)
    Save up to $275.00 Starting at $39.95 $374.95 $39.95$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. Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

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

    Bruce Markusen
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
    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.
  16. Music as a Mirror of History Sale

    Music as a Mirror of History

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$384.95
    Uncover the fascinating and surprising connections between famous music and historical events, led by celebrated composer and music historian Professor Robert Greenberg. In Music as a Mirror of History, music lovers and history enthusiasts alike will be enthralled by this exploration of how momentous compositions have responded to—and inspired—pivotal points in the history of the world.
  17. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language Sale

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    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.
  18. Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (114)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    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...
  19. 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
    (120)
    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.
  20. History of the United States, 2nd Edition Sale

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
    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...