Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto
In short, and in almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested. And you'll be living with the consequences of those experiments for the rest of your life.

Dr. Kenneth R. Bartlett is Professor of History and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto, where he earned his Ph.D. and has taught for the past 30 years. A distinguished teacher, Professor Bartlett has received numerous teaching awards and honors. These include the 3M Teaching Fellowship-awarded by the Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education-and the inaugural President's Teaching Award from the University of Toronto. He also received the Victoria University Excellence in Teaching Award, the Students' Administration Council/American Public University System Teaching Award, and the Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teacher Award. Professor Bartlett was also a finalist in TV Ontario's Best Lecturer Competition, in which students' favorite instructors competed against one another in lecturing charisma, clarity, passion, and conviction. An expert in European culture, Professor Bartlett is the author of The English in Italy, 1525-1558: A Study in Culture and Politics and The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance, and the coauthor of Humanism and the Northern Renaissance. He is also the coeditor or translator of four other books and the author of more than 35 articles and book chapters on European history and culture.

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40 Courses and Sets

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40 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe & Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest  Set

    (Set) The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe & Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    In The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe, you’ll experience the wonders of the medieval world that are still tucked away in Europe. Peer inside the remarkable places where history unfolded without ever leaving your house! Next, dive into The Story of Medieval England and gain a deep understanding of medieval England, its rules and subjects, and their significance for the world we live in today.
  2. (Set) War, Peace, and Power & Development of European Civilization  Set

    (Set) War, Peace, and Power & Development of European Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90
  3. (Set) Development of European Civilization & Rise and Fall of the British Empire  Set

    (Set) Development of European Civilization & Rise and Fall of the British Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    Join two masterful historians on a fascinating exploration of European civilization and one of its greatest empires in this two-course set. First, survey the remarkable development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II with The Development of European Civilization. Then, examine four centuries of British power, innovation, and diminishment—an era that literally remade the...
  4. (Set) Development of European Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Development of European Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
    Unearth the foundations of your world with this engaging two-course set on the nature of the Western world. First, follow the true story of how Europe evolved over the course of 600 fascinating years in The Development of European Civilization. Then, ground your understanding of Europe within the larger scope of the early Western world with the highly popular The Foundations of Western Civilization.
  5. (Set)  The Development of European Civilization & The Medieval Set

    (Set) The Development of European Civilization & The Medieval

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
  6. (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Italian Renaissance  Set

    (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Italian Renaissance

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
  7. (Set)  Great Tours: Medieval Europe & Art of Travel Photograph Set

    (Set) Great Tours: Medieval Europe & Art of Travel Photograph

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  8. (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance Set

    (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Italy is known for its art, particularly the masterpieces that came out of the Renaissance period. This two-course set provides extraordinary insight into both the riveting artists of that time, as well as country that birthed them. The Guide to Essential Italy introduces you this rich country, while Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance covers the works of more than 40 masters.
  9. (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Guide to Essential Italy Set

    (Set) The Rise of Rome & The Guide to Essential Italy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Take a deep dive into one of the most beautiful cultures in the world with this two-course set. Explore one of history’s most fascinating eras from its early victories through its dramatic collapse in The Rise of Rome. Then, embark on your own grand tour, focusing on the most historically and artistically compelling sites with The Guide to Essential Italy.
  10. (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey Set

    (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & Great Tours: Greece and Turkey

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Explore the lands of gods and heroes. Great myths came to life and epic battles were fought, and the wondrous remains of ancient civilizations still call to you from across the centuries with this two-course set. Take a gorgeous tour of Italy with The Guide to Essential Italy, discovering hidden gems and seeing the country as never before. Then travel through the Mediterranean with Great Tours: Greece and Turkey,...
  11. (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & History of Ancient Rome Set

    (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    From past to present, Rome offers a deluge of inspiration for the rest of the world. This two-course set investigates the sphere of Rome’s influence in art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. Start with the History of Ancient Rome to explore the indelible mark Rome made on history. Then look at modern day Rome with stunning tours and uncover hidden gems in The Guide to Essential...
  12. (Set) Experiencing the Middle Ages Set

    (Set) Experiencing the Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,774.55 Starting at $2,774.55 $2,774.55 $2,774.55$2,774.55
    Take an extraordinary historical journey with this nine-course set, providing an in-depth look at European cultures from the period of the Vikings through the Crusades, and into the late Middle Ages. No matter how much you think you know about European history, this set will introduce you to new people, events, and ideas. A must have for any history buff.
  13. (SET) The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales & The Guide to Essential Italy Set

    (SET) The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales & The Guide to Essential Italy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Take the journeys of a lifetime from your favorite chair with this two-course set. Travel to a small island with big history as you join The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales. Then, take a personally guided tour that lets you explore the most famous and culturally important sites with The Guide to Essential Italy.
  14. (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe Set

    (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Tucked away within the romantic landscapes of Europe, a remarkable range of beautifully preserved cities and towns invites discovery, and this two-course set provides that journey. Experiencing Medieval Europe takes you through some of the world’s great cultural travel experiences using a historical lens. The Guide to Essential Italy gives you an unprecedented view into this fascinating country, rich with history.
  15. (Set) The Black Death & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe Set

    (Set) The Black Death & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Travel through time to witness the brightest and darkest aspects of the Middle Ages with this rewarding two-course set. The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague illuminates the full impact and ramifications of the infamous pandemic. The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe introduces you to the golden ages of 12 of Europe’s most beautiful medieval cities.
  16. (Set) The World’s Greatest Churches & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe Set

    (Set) The World’s Greatest Churches & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Travel back in time and view magnificent sites in this two-course set. First, travel through beautiful cities that appear to be frozen in time in Experiencing Medieval Europe. Then, turn your attention to the different houses of worship that Christians have used throughout history.
  17. (SET) The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe Set

    (SET) The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales & The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Travel through time and around the world with two spectacular entries in the Great Tours series. Start by bringing Great Britain to your living room with The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales. Then, voyage through the mystery, drama, and splendor of the Middle Ages with The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe.
  18. (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & Pompeii Set

    (Set) The Guide to Essential Italy & Pompeii

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Italy holds an intriguing story for historians: The first cities, the birth of civilization, and the origin of modern day culture. Travel to this grand country to investigate what made it so spellbinding and remarkable with this two-course set. The gorgeous Guide to Essential Italy uncovers hidden historical and cultural gems, while Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City explores 1st-century life, flash-frozen...
  19. (Set) The Black Death & The Guide to Essential Italy  Set

    (Set) The Black Death & The Guide to Essential Italy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    The beauty and intrigue of modern-day Italy is almost as fascinating as its illustrious past. In The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague, discover how this pandemic helped set the stage for the Renaissance and beyond. In The Guide to Essential Italy, explore Italy’s most historically and artistically compelling sites.
  20. (Set) The Great Tours & The Guide to Essential Italy Set

    (Set) The Great Tours & The Guide to Essential Italy

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $669.90 $654.90$669.90
    In this two-course collaboration with the Smithsonian, embark on fascinating journeys into the vibrant cultural heart of popular tourist destinations. Your first stop is The Great Tours: Washington D.C., in which you’ll explore the extraordinary treasures of the nation’s capital—from iconic sights to little-known cultural gems. After that, cross the Atlantic for a grand tour of Italy that focuses on the most...