The Great Courses - Put yourself in the sandals of ordinary people and discover what it was like to be among history's 99%. The past truly comes alive as you take a series of imaginative leaps into the world of history's anonymous citizens, people such as a Greek soldier marching into battle in the front row of a phalanx; an Egyptian woman putting on makeup before attending an evening party with her husband; a Greek citizen relaxing at a drinking party with the likes of Socrates; a Roman slave captured in war and sent to work in the mines; and a Celtic monk scurrying away with the Book of Kells during a Viking invasion.

You'll see the range of possibilities of what it means to be human, making this a journey very much worth taking. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World - Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. What did these everyday people do for a living? what was their home like? what did they eat? what did they wear? What did they do to relax? What were their beliefs about marriage? Religion? The afterlife? This extraordinary journey takes you across space and time in an effort to be another person - someone with whom you might not think you have anything at all in common - and come away with an incredible sense of interconnectedness.

More information about The Great Courses

The Foundations of Western Civilization


The Great Courses The Teaching Company - And you'll examine the globalizations of Western civilization with the Portuguese and Spanish voyages of exploration and discovery. You'll watch as western Europe gradually expands, both physically and culturally. Within this series of 48 lectures, you'll discover the many ways in which Western civilization has addressed those questions, from its first stirrings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt in 3000 B.

C to the beginning of the 17th century and the dawn of the modern world. You'll explore ancient empires, including those of Persia, Alexander the Great, and Rome. It involves choices about who gets to participate in any given society and the ways in which societies have resolved the tension between individual self-interest and the common good.

The Foundations of Western Civilization - Your learning will cover vast amounts of territory and thousands of years, beginning in the ancient Near East and moving to Greece and then Rome. This broad and panoramic series, geography, will help you pull an enormous sweep of history together into one coherent - though by no means closed - framework as you watch history develop under the influence of such critical factors as ecology and environment, and climate; government and economics; technology; religion; work and leisure; philosophy; literature; art and architecture; and virtues, ripe with the telling detail on which history can turn, values, and aesthetics.

. What is western civilization? according to professor Noble, it is "much more than human and political geography, " encompassing myriad forms of political and institutional structures - from monarchies to participatory republics - and its own traditions of political discourse.

More information about The Great Courses The Teaching Company


Similar products



Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City


The Great Courses - It appeared sometimes bright and sometimes dark and spotted, according as it was either more or less impregnated with earth and cinders. Thus opened the sole eyewitness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius-one of the most iconic natural disasters in the history of the ancient world. As he later wrote down, the appearance of which i cannot give you a more exact description of than by likening it to that of a great pine tree, "A cloud was ascending, for it shot up to a great height in the form of a very tall trunk, which spread itself out at the top into a sort of branches.

Over three harrowing days, the inhabitants of Pompeii experienced the full force of Mother Nature's fury in the form of blasts of superheated gases, rains of pumice stone and ash, and rivers of scorching mud. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Through careful excavations of pompeii, unveiling the everyday activities of commerce, scholars have revealed the hidden complexities of ancient life, agriculture, politics, and private life otherwise lost to modern eyes.

Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City - On august 24, in the year A. D. Most people are familiar with this story. 79, pliny the younger looked up and saw a spectacle the world would never forget. Yet while the account of the eruption is compelling, Pompeii holds a much more intriguing story for historians: a tale of everyday 1st-century life, flash-frozen in time under mountains of sediment.

More information about The Great Courses


Similar products



The Historical Jesus


The Teaching Company - You'll open the lectures with a discussion of the four New Testament Gospels, which everyone agrees are our principal sources of knowledge about Jesus. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor ehrman closes by considering how Jesus's followers began to speak and eventually write about him in light of their belief that God had raised him from the dead.

As you'll soon learn, the Gospels pose considerable challenges to scholars who want to know about the words and deeds of Jesus. Here the focus shifts from the religion of Jesus to the religion about Jesus, or, in other words, from the search for the historical Jesus to the study of early Christianity. Who was jesus of nazareth? what was he like? For more than 2, 000 years, people and groups of varying convictions have pondered these questions and done their best to answer them.

The Historical Jesus - . After a brief consideration of the historical context of jesus's life in the political, and cultural history of 1st-century Palestine, social, you'll proceed to the second major part of these lectures: a fascinating, scholarly reconstruction of Jesus's words and deeds in light of the best available historical methods and evidence.

Professor ehrman explains why it has proven so difficult to know about this ""Jesus of history. And he reveals the kinds of conclusions modern scholars have drawn. In these 24 lectures, you'll approach the subject of Jesus from a purely historical perspective.

More information about The Teaching Company


Similar products



The Decisive Battles of World History


- Throughout the lectures, poignancy, he uncovers fascinating background material that highlights the drama, and scope of the experience of war. For these reasons and more, the study of pivotal battles is a highly useful analytical tool and an important component for understanding world history. Lifetime manufacturer warranty.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. This engrossing course provides unique insights into world civilizations by revealing the profound impact of military battles in human history. Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or gets damaged, we will replace it free of charge.

If you have any concerns with your product, warps, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information. Across 4, you'll explore nearly 40 key military engagements, India, from the milestone battles of Western civilization to their counterparts in the Middle East, 000 years of history, and Asia.

The Decisive Battles of World History - Throughout history, military engagements have altered the course of historical events, causing major changes both on a global scale the battles of Yarmouk & al-Qadisiyyah in 636 determined the religious/linguistic orientation of the Middle East that persists today as well as within individual cultures the 1836 battle of San Jacinto gave the United States nearly one-third of its continental territory.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In these 36 dynamic lectures, professor Aldrete leads you in discovering the military conflicts that have had the greatest impact in shifting the direction of events and defining our world.

More information about


Similar products



History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach


The Great Courses - Study these crucibles of history to gain a better understanding of why a civilization took - or didn't take - a particular path. If you have any concerns with your product, warps, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. From ancient greece through global war during the first half of the 20th century, you'll delve into infamous conflicts such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Battle of Little Bighorn as well as lesser-known battles.

How could an army equipped with cannon be wiped out by zulu warriors wielding spears and outdated firearms? How could armored French knights be vulnerable to the crude weapons of a band of Flemish shopkeepers? Why would a savvy Chinese general fall victim to a tactic he had previously used himself? Unpredictable twists of fate abound, demonstrating that when it comes to war, there are no givens.

History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach - Your satisfaction is important to us, or gets damaged, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. Along the way, you'll get to know some of the most legendary characters in world history.

Military history often highlights successes and suggests a sense of inevitability about victory, but there is so much that can be gleaned from considering failures. Full of dramatic reversals of fortune and colorful characters, this course examines some of the world's most notable examples of military misfortune, from the humiliating destruction of a Roman army at Carrhae in 53 BC to the tragic landings at Gallipoli in World War I.

More information about The Great Courses


Similar products



The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity


Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". While some philosophical and theological content is included to clarify important points of transition, the focus of these lectures is - above all else - on its most important and fascinating episodes, among which are Emperor Nero's rescript in A.

D. Professor harl also introduces you to a wide variety of individuals whose actions helped shape the history of this turbulent time, including rulers like Augustus and Justinian; proselytizers for the new faith, including James and Paul; religious thinkers such as Clement and Origen; ascetics such as Saint Anthony and Barsauma; and philosophical thinkers such as Galen.

312, where emperor constantine won a victory described as having been deliberately fought under the Christian symbol of the Chi Ro; and the reign of Theodosius I, under which laws were passed making Christianity the only legitimate religion. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. If you have any concerns with your product, warps, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

The Fall of the Pagans and the Origins of Medieval Christianity - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Why did pagan rome, clash with early christians? how did christianity ultimately achieve dominance in the Roman Empire? Discover the answers in these 24 lectures that, together, are a historically focused discussion of the dramatic interaction between Judaism, Christianity, which had a history of tolerating other faiths, and paganism from the 1st to the 6th centuries.

64, which not only ordered the persecution of Christians in the city of Rome but also made the faith illegal throughout the empire; the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in A.

More information about Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts


Similar products



Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World


The Teaching Company - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Over the next 600 years, technology, economics, rapid innovations in philosophy, military affairs, and politics allowed what had once been a cultural backwater left by the collapse of the Roman Empire to dominate the world. You'll gain a larger understanding of the political, social, and cultural events that shaped Europe.

As you listen to the series, but the meaning of civilization itself, as this grand narrative of the past five centuries creates a coherent context for the period's events and trends, you'll begin to grasp not only the history of Western civilization, and offers an analysis of what these five centuries have bequeathed to us.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Your satisfaction is important to us, or gets damaged, or want to request a replacement, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, we will replace it free of charge.

Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World - Beginning with the Renaissance, the culture of the West exploded. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll learn how western civilization was shaped by the low as well as the mighty, the practical as well as the artistic. This comprehensive series of 48 lectures by an award-winning teacher and captivating lecturer will show you how - and why - this extraordinary transformation took place.

More information about The Teaching Company


Similar products



Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You


- Your satisfaction is important to us, or want to request a replacement, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or gets damaged, we will replace it free of charge. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

What if you aren't as in control of your actions as you think you are? what if your subconscious is driving your decisions without your approval? Is there a way to "hack" your brain to perform better, live healthier, and break your bad habits? The brain is an amazing instrument, and neuroscientists today have more information than ever about how it works-as well as strategies for helping us live better every day.

Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You - Come down with a case of the blues? Try eating some fermented foods such as yogurt or sourdough bread. Fortunately, professor Vishton offers the latest in scientific research to outsmart the subconscious. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

The surprising thing is just how counterintuitive some of these strategies can be. Feeling the urge to procrastinate? Do nothing for 20 minutes and you'll feel ready to get to work.

More information about


Similar products



Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights


- Now you can learn exactly what that gift was - in a series of 36 lectures based on Supreme Court opinions from dozens of the Court's most important landmark decisions, presented by an award-winning teacher who is also an internationally recognized expert in constitutional law. Your satisfaction is important to us, or gets damaged, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". And you'll grasp the hard truth that no matter how unwavering the Constitution's language on any subject may appear, things are almost invariably more complicated than it would seem at first reading. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

The civil liberties and constitutional rights possessed by our nation's citizens - not only in theory, but in the courtroom, where the state can be forced to honor those liberties - are a uniquely American invention. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Lifetime manufacturer warranty.

Civil Liberties and the Bill of Rights - You'll learn just what liberties and rights the founders wanted the new government to protect, and religion, as well as how we get from what Professor Finn calls the Constitution's "wonderfully elastic and vague" language to the finely tuned specifics of the Supreme Court's opinions about speech, abortion, and so much more.

And when we were taught history and learned about the Constitution and its Bill of Rights, we were always made aware of that uniqueness, of the extraordinary experiment that gave to every citizen of this new nation a gift possessed by no others.

More information about


Similar products



Understanding the Fundamentals of Music


The Teaching Company - Timbre, part 3 4. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Melody 13. Part of the Great Courses series. Part 1, lecture 1 The Language of Music. Meter, part 2 7. Pitch and Mode, Part 2. Part 2. Melody, and dominance 16. Meter, continued 3.

Your satisfaction is important to us, or gets damaged, and we at the great courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, or want to request a replacement, we will replace it free of charge. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 2. If you have any concerns with your product, warps, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Timbre, part 1 8. Harmony, contined 14.

Invervals and Tunings 10

More information about The Teaching Company


Similar products