Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz, Ph.D.

Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Princeton University
The terror of history is that awareness not only of the untold cruelties of our life on earth, of the ephemeral nature of our lives, of our emotions, of the cultural constructions we make.
Dr. Teofilo F. Ruiz is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. A student of Joseph R. Strayer, Dr. Ruiz earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Prior to taking his post at UCLA, he held teaching positions at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York Graduate Center, the University of Michigan, the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences in Paris, and Princeton University-as the 250th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching. In 1994-1995, the Carnegie Foundation selected Professor Ruiz as one of four Outstanding Teachers of the Year in the United States. Professor Ruiz has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Dr. Ruiz has published six books, more than 40 articles, and more than 100 reviews and smaller articles in national and international scholarly journals. His Crisis and Continuity, Land and Town in Late Medieval Castile was awarded the Premio del Rey Prize by the American Historical Association.
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"Professor Ruiz is brilliant. He communicated complex ideas in a very concise way...making me think about his lectures long after I watched. I've learned a great deal! "

 

"Professor Ruiz is an extremely engaging lecturer. This is the best course I've run across to date, thanks to the lecturing style and intelligence of Professor Ruiz! I've already ordered his other classes. Bravo and well-done!"

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6 Courses and Sets

  1. Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition Sale

    Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Save up to $214.95 Starting at $30.00 $254.95 $30.00$254.95
    Western civilization, so closely associated with reason and science, has also been characterized by widespread belief in the supernatural and the irrational. Why? The answers lie in this intriguing course-a study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700.
  2. Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

    Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4.3 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (114)
    Starting at $89.95 Starting at $89.95 $199.95 $89.95$199.95
    The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire uses this critical year in Western history as a focal point to follow the events that enabled Spain to become an empire. Guided by Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz, an authority on Spanish history, these lectures paint an engaging portrait of 1492 as the centerpiece of the transformation of Spanish society by tying together several key themes including the...
  3. Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal

    Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4.2 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $129.95 $129.95$129.95
    The Middle Ages was a time that tested human perseverance, imagination, and spirit. People rose to the challenges of disease, war, and other crises and changed how they viewed themselves, how they worshiped, and how they related to land and country. This exciting course transports you to 14th-century Europe and guides you through 200 years of stunning transformations.
  4. (Set) Other 1492 Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire & Conquest of the Americas  Set

    (Set) Other 1492 Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire & Conquest of the Americas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    1492 was an important year but what happened before, during and after this significant date may change your perception of history. In the two-course set of Conquest of the Americas and Other 1492, you’ll learn about the global impact that the creation of the Spanish empire had our modern world, the history, and context of what led to the discovery of America.
  5. (Set) Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal & The Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal & The Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90

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  6. Set The History of Spain & The Other 1492 Set

    Set The History of Spain & The Other 1492

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $469.90 $469.90$469.90
    Travel into the spellbinding drama of Spanish history with this two-course set. Uncover the breathtaking human story of a great country in The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad. Then, delve into The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire and use a pivotal year as a focal point to follow events that enabled Spain to become a country and then an empire.