Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Ph.D.

Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Pennsylvania
Modernity is a notoriously slippery concept, because, obviously, what is modern now will soon become the past, as time marches relentlessly forward.

Dr. Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius is Lindsay Young Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Liulevicius served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Professor Liulevicius has won many awards and honors, including the University of Tennessee's Excellence in Teaching Award and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. At the university he teaches courses on modern German history, Western civilization, European diplomatic history, Nazi Germany, World War I, war and culture, 20th-century Europe, nationalism, and utopian thought. Dr. Liulevicius has published numerous articles and two books: War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I and The German Myth of the East, 1800 to the Present.

Professor Liulevicius participated in The Great Courses Professor Chat series. Read the chat to learn more about diplomacy and war, terrorism, World War I, and even espionage.

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"The way Professor Liulevicius presented the information is simply phenomenal!  He is incredibly excited about the topics, and provides clear structures and outlines, gives ample information, and great presence."

 

"Professor Liulevicius is well organized, a fantastic lecturer, enthusiastic about the material, and really brings the subject matter to life."

 

"Professor Liulevicius is the clearest, most concise lecturer I have ever encountered. In a half hour he covers an hours worth of material."

 

"Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius' unique style, witty enthusiasm and research are out of this Universe. He builds enthusiasm from the very first lecture and makes sure he refers to the key points again in every lecture."

 

"Dr. Liulevicius is a very engaging speaker who uses his vocal inflection, body language, and emotional ."

61 Courses and Sets

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61 Courses and Sets

  1. A History of Eastern Europe Sale

    A History of Eastern Europe

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $69.95 $29.95$69.95
    Experience the astounding history of one of the world’s most fascinating places—and fill in a critical gap in your understanding of the globe. Uncover waves of migration and invasion, battles over the formation and dissolution of nations, and struggles for self-rule and self-identification that form the captivating story of this region. This survey gives you the historical context to understand Eastern Europe...
  2. Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century Sale

    Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.4 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    Save up to $215.00 Starting at $19.95 $39.95 $19.95$39.95
    The story of the 20th century is filled with leaders who promised utopia and instead delivered war, genocide, and dictatorship. This provocative and unsettling subject is covered in this 24-lecture series, which will help you understand this seemingly senseless and inexplicable record of inhumanity and how we may prevent it from recurring. Examples of leaders who resisted the century’s inhuman trends offer hope...
  3. World War I: The "Great War"

    World War I: The "Great War"

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.6 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (147)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    From August 1914 to November 1918, an unprecedented catastrophe gripped the world that continues to reverberate into our own time. World War I was touched off by a terrorist act in Bosnia and all too quickly expanded far beyond the expectations of those involved to become the first "total war." It was the first conflict in which entire societies mobilized to wage unrestrained war, investing all their wealth,...
  4. History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    Discover the awe-inspiring tales of the world’s most influential explorers. From ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, intrepid individuals bound the continents together, connected isolated peoples, and sparked a cross-fertilization of ideas, technologies, and even foods. Follow history’s adventurers to the frozen Poles, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the ocean’s depths, and the final frontier of space.
  5. Turning Points in Modern History Sale

    Turning Points in Modern History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $24.95 $59.95 $24.95$59.95
    Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe—from China to the Americas to New Zealand—to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 shaped the modern world. Taught by award-winning history professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, these 24 thought-provoking lectures...
  6. War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    In War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000, Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius offers a remarkable look into the evolution of the European continent and the modern state system. In 36 provocative lectures, he allows us to peer through the revealing lens of statecraft to show us its impact on war, peace, and power and how that impact may well be felt in the future—an approach that...
  7. Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.2 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $179.95 $129.95$179.95
    Take a detailed tour of the millennia-long history and enduring legacy of a top-secret subject in Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History. Delivered by master historian and Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, these 24 thrilling lectures survey how world powers have worked in the shadows to gain information or subvert enemies. Filled with stories that are both marvelous and mysterious, and insights that...
  8. 36 Books That Changed the World Collection

    36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.4 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (13)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $29.95 $29.95 $29.95$29.95
    Since the development of written language, books have played major roles in the world: Entertaining. Instructing. Inspiring. Even changing the course of history. Now, with 36 Books That Changed the World, a fascinating Great Courses Collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, take a riveting tour of the profound impact of books from thousands of years of history and from civilizations around the globe.
  9. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Collection

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3 out of 5
    36% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (11)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $29.95 $29.95 $29.95$29.95
    The Great Courses has introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Enjoy a collection of 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Religious writings that may have been forged; a universal template of world myths; the science of tasting colors—Join us for an intriguing tour of big ideas!
  10. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.2 out of 5
    42% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (7)
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    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  11. (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
  12. (Set) History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev/Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century  Set

    (Set) History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev/Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  13. Era of the Crusades; World War Set

    Era of the Crusades; World War

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,179.70 Starting at $1,179.70 $2,274.70 $1,179.70$2,274.70
    Travel back to the front lines and home fronts of history's greatest military conflicts in this six-course set that takes you inside the furious heart of ancient and modern warfare. In Great Battles of the Ancient World, take a pointed look at some of human civilization's earliest conflicts, then plunge into the thick of battle between the ancient city-states of Athens and Sparta in The Peloponnesian War—the...
  14. (Set)  Espionage and Covert Operations & America and the World Set

    (Set) Espionage and Covert Operations & America and the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
    Espionage in war predates our modern spy thrillers by centuries. Learn about the mysterious and marvelous cloak-and-dagger world of Espionage and Covert Operations, and the many top-secret undertakings that have been attempted through the generations. Put them into action as you learn more our diplomatic history in America and the World. This two course set will change the way you think about history's defining...
  15. (Set)  War, Peace, and Power & Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations Set

    (Set) War, Peace, and Power & Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $894.90 $449.90$894.90