Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, Ph.D.

Professor Thomas F. X. Noble
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Michigan State University
One great scholar said that history was a process of challenge and response. Surely we must ask what challenges remain.

Dr. Thomas F. X. Noble is Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his B.A. in History from Ohio University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from Michigan State University. Professor Noble has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and research grants from the American Philosophical Society. In 2008 he received the Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Teaching from Notre Dame. In 1999 he was awarded the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award and a David Harrison III Award for outstanding undergraduate advising, both from the University of Virginia. Professor Noble is the author, coauthor, or editor of 10 books and has published more than 40 articles, chapters, and essays. His coauthored textbook, Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment, is in its 5th edition. His research has concentrated on late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, focusing on the history of the city of Rome, the history of the papacy, and the age of Charlemagne.

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51 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization I & II  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization I & II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
    In Foundations of Western Civilization I, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization. Award-winning scholar and teacher Thomas F. X. Noble of the University of Notre Dame begins in the ancient Near East, and moves to Greece, then to Rome, and concludes by examining the spread of Western civilization. Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World...
  2. (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition  Set

    (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,149.85 Starting at $2,149.85 $2,149.85 $2,149.85$2,149.85
    Explore the greatness of Western culture with this epic three-course set that surveys the best that our civilization's intellectual, literary, and musical traditions have to offer. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive survey of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the revolutionary views of the 20th century. Great Authors of the Western Literary...
  3. (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.
  4. (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & The Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & The Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    What happened after the fall of the Roman Empire? Find out in these two courses that take you back to a pivotal moment in the history of Western civilization. In Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation, discover how the period between A.D. 253 and A.D. 750 gave way to Medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate. In The Early Middle Ages, use recent scholarship to get a fresh understanding of a...
  5. (Set)  The Other Side of History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Other Side of History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
  6. (Set) Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul  & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
  7. (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition & Classics of British Literature  Set

    (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition & Classics of British Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $649.90 Starting at $649.90 $1,269.90 $649.90$1,269.90
    Comb through the powerful and enduring works by some of the most brilliant writers in history with this two-course set. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition spans 30 centuries of the finest literature ever written and covers almost five dozen timeless works, from the epics and dramas of the ancient Hebrews and Greeks to the prose fiction of the 20th century. Classics of British Literature is...
  8. (Set)  A History of European Art & Foundations of Western Civilization Set

    (Set) A History of European Art & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $879.90 Starting at $879.90 $1,039.90 $879.90$1,039.90
  9. The Roman Empire & Late Antiquity Set

    The Roman Empire & Late Antiquity

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    Starting at $644.90 Starting at $644.90 $644.90 $644.90$644.90
    Learn how our ancient history had a profound impact on modern civilization with this illuminating two-course set. Survey the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, one of the most astonishing periods in world history with The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome. Then, with Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation, travel through five momentous centuries that link the Classical world with the modern.
  10. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90

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  11. (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization Set

    (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $774.90 Starting at $774.90 $904.90 $774.90$904.90
    Every civilization has its own fascinating story, with consequences that matter deeply to our lives today. From Paleolithic foragers to the 21st century and beyond, gain new insights into the breadth and depth of human civilization with The Big History of Civilizations. Then, take a grand journey through history from the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution with...