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  1. Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization Sale

    Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization

    Amanda H. Podany
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
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    Explore Mesopotamia, a civilization that flourished for more than 3,000 years. Mesopotamians built the first complex urban societies; developed writing, literature, and law; and united vast regions through warfare and diplomacy. However, much still remains to be discovered about this fascinating place. In Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization, you’ll witness a whole new world opening before your...
  2. From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History Sale

    From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

    Kenneth J. Hammond
    3.8 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (168)
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    In a world grown increasingly smaller, China seems somehow to remain as most of us have always seen it: a land far away and exotic, its history and thoughts veiled from most Westerners. Yet behind that veil lies one of the most amazing civilizations the world has ever known. Join award-winning Professor Kenneth J. Hammond for an in-depth exploration into China's fascinating history. Every lecture of this course may...
  3. The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    No matter what you are hoping to discover in this magnificent region, The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales is the perfect guide. Taught by acclaimed Professor Patrick Allitt, a British-born scholar who teaches at Emory University, these 36 engrossing lectures give you an insider’s take on traveling through Great Britain.
  4. The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

    The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    While the story of the Black Death is one of destruction and loss, it is also one of the most intriguing episodes in human history. Speaking to the full magnitude of this world-changing historical moment, and taught by celebrated medievalist Dorsey Armstrong, this course delves into the plague, its full human repercussions, and its transformative effects on European civilization.
  5. High Middle Ages Sale

    High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
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    As the last millennium dawned, Europe didn't amount to much. Illiteracy, starvation, and disease were the norm. In fact, Europe in the year 1000 was one of the world's more stagnant regions—an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater. Three short centuries later, all this had changed dramatically. The flowering of medieval civilization between the years 1000 and...
  6. The Celtic World Sale

    The Celtic World

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (228)
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    With The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archaeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from. By bringing a new...
  7. Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

    Bob Brier
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Noted Egyptologist Bob Brier’s Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the key to unlocking this ancient language. In 24 lectures, you’ll cover the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs, including vocabulary words, number systems, and sentence structure. You’ll also translate hieroglyphs found on ancient sites and artifacts, such as the temples at Abu Simbel and the tomb of Tutankhamen.
  8. Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

    Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers

    Andrew R. Wilson
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (92)
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    Military strategy matters. Civilizations with the greatest strategists-often coupled with the greatest resources-have had a powerful edge over competing civilizations. From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. Masters of War: History's...
  9. The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

    The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

    Joyce E. Salisbury
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (122)
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    Spain has played a unique and pivotal role in Western civilization. In this course, you’ll learn its epic history, from its rule under Rome and the breathtaking drama of Islamic Spain to its emergence into the modern world, as well as its phenomenal contributions to art, architecture, literature, music, and learning. Travel with us to this remarkable culture, and savor the great human drama of the story of Spain.
  10. The Real History of Secret Societies

    The Real History of Secret Societies

    Richard B. Spence
    4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
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    Secret societies have attracted some of history’s most brilliant, and some of its most evil, minds. Often demonized by their enemies, many secret societies have become the stuff of myths and conspiracy theories. Award-winning Professor Richard B. “Rick” Spence brings the expertise of HISTORY® as he guides you through the fascinating, often mystifying—sometimes disturbing—occasionally inspiring world of...
  11. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature Sale

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (128)
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    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  12. Food: A Cultural Culinary History Sale

    Food: A Cultural Culinary History

    Ken Albala
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (111)
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    The drive to obtain food has been a major catalyst across all of history, from prehistoric times to the present. For this reason, food offers a deeply insightful lens on human history, shedding new light on the evolution of social and political systems, on cultural interactions, economic empires, human migrations, and more. Now, in Food: A Cultural Culinary History, take an enthralling journey into the human...
  13. The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes Sale

    The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (176)
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    Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan loom large in the popular consciousness as two of history’s most fearsome warrior-leaders. Yet few people today are aware of their place in a succession of nomadic warriors who emerged from the Eurasian steppes to seize control of civilizations. In the 36 gripping lectures of The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes, award-winning Professor Kenneth W. Harl of Tulane University...
  14. Understanding Japan: A Cultural History

    Understanding Japan: A Cultural History

    Mark J. Ravina
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (157)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Japan’s extraordinary 2,000-year-old civilization has grown through periods of engagement and isolation into a society responsible for immeasurable influences on the rest of the world. Discover what makes Japan so distinctive in Understanding Japan: A Cultural History . These 24 fascinating lectures, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian, offer an unforgettable tour of Japanese history, life, art, and...
  15. The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Join Professor Kenneth W. Harl for The Ottoman Empire: 36 enlightening lectures that investigate the nature of Ottoman identity, the achievements and oddities of the sultan’s court, and stories of confrontation and cooperation with the West.
  16. A History of India

    A History of India

    Michael H. Fisher
    3.8 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
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    Over 5,000 years, India has been home to a rich tapestry of cultures, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a hub for trade and cultural exchange. Today the subcontinent contains 20% of the world’s population and is an economic powerhouse. Go inside this thrilling story with A History of India, a breathtaking survey of South Asia from its earliest societies through the challenges of the 21st century.
  17. Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

    Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

    Eric H. Cline
    4.4 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (169)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations. This thrilling new course, produced in partnership with National Geographic, introduces you to over 20 of the most significant archaeological sites on the planet, providing both an in-depth look at the sites themselves and an insider’s view of the history, science, and technology of archaeology.
  18. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor Sale

    Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Save up to $265.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    The peninsula of Asian Turkey, known to the Greeks as Anatolia and to the Romans as Asia Minor, is about the size of Texas. This small subcontinent has arguably seen more history than any other comparably sized patch of Earth anywhere. Professor Kenneth W. Harl discusses Asia Minor's pivotal role in history in this engaging, original presentation.
  19. Foundations of Western Civilization Sale

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.3 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (234)
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    You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. This broad, sweeping series helps you cover an enormous amount of historical material as you see how Western civilization evolved. Concentrating on the period 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, Professor Thomas F. X. Noble unfolds for...
  20. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age Sale

    The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

    Eamonn Gearon
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
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    It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by...