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183 Courses

  1. The Real History of Secret Societies

    The Real History of Secret Societies

    Richard B. Spence
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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...
  2. Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

    Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

    Bruce Markusen
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Every time you watch baseball, you’re participating in the latest chapter of a compelling story that goes back hundreds of years. In 24 lectures that paint a portrait of the sport’s remarkable past, taking you from the decades before the Civil War to the pivotal year of 1920, Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime strikes a perfect balance between sports lore and cultural history.
  3. Years That Changed History: 1215

    Years That Changed History: 1215

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Years That Changed History: 1215 is a unique course, offering you the chance to delve into one of the most interesting periods in world history. Over 24 wide-ranging lectures, Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University gives you the Big History of this singular year, introducing you to the people, events, and consequences of the world in 1215.
  4. The Agency: A History of the CIA

    The Agency: A History of the CIA

    Hugh Wilford
    4.2 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Few organizations are as fascinating, as mysterious—and as controversial—as the Central Intelligence Agency. In The Agency: A History of the CIA, Professor Hugh Wilford transforms decades of research into an engrossing 24-lecture course that helps you better understand the role the CIA has played in recent American history, from the Cold War to the War on Terror.
  5. The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome traces the breathtaking history from the empire’s foundation by Augustus to its Golden Age in the 2nd century CE through a series of ever-worsening crises until the empire's ultimate collapse. Over 24 lectures, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin-reen Bay offers you the chance to experience a new history of Rome, incorporating the latest...
  6. Investigating American Presidents

    Investigating American Presidents

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    What limits are there—if any—on presidential power? How do we keep such power in check? In the 12 timely lectures of Investigating American Presidents, Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University School of Law guides you through the ins and outs of presidential investigations, using past scandals and controversies as a lens through which to make sense of current (and future) ones.
  7. The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales Sale

    The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (111)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $39.95 $429.95 $39.95$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.
  8. The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World

    The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (23)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World, tour awe-inspiring structures of the ancient world with Professor Steven L. Tuck. As you make your way through these storied sites—some of which no longer exist—you’ll also delve into an exploration of the meaning of power and the ways it operated in societies across the globe.
  9. How Winston Churchill Changed the World

    How Winston Churchill Changed the World

    Michael Shelden
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Winston Churchill didn’t just live history—he made it. In How Winston Churchill Changed the World, join Churchill-biographer Professor Michael Shelden for a multifaceted, 24-lecture exploration of the statesman’s life, accomplishments, complexities, and failures. It’s an unforgettable journey through the 20th century in the footsteps of the man who helped humanity prevail during violent, dangerous times.
  10. Understanding Russia: A Cultural History

    Understanding Russia: A Cultural History

    Lynne Ann Hartnett
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $209.95 Starting at $209.95 $299.95 $209.95$299.95
    In a time when the eyes of the Western world are drawn to Russia and her role on the world stage, it’s amazing how little many of us really know about it. Blending history with cultural studies, the 24 lectures of Understanding Russia: A Cultural History bring you closer than ever to the Russian people through the poetry of Pushkin, the comfort of early folk tales, the faith of medieval iconography, the...
  11. A New History of the American South

    A New History of the American South

    Edward L. Ayers
    4.3 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    To know the history of the American South is to come to terms with a historical drama of global consequence. In this course, you’ll relive the story of the South through essential episodes such as: the forging of the slave South, Southern prosperity and the cotton economy, the lives of the enslaved, the breakdown of the Union and the wartime South, emancipation and Reconstruction, and the making of the New South.
  12. Renaissance: The Transformation of the West

    Renaissance: The Transformation of the West

    Jennifer McNabb
    4.1 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    In the 48 lectures of Renaissance: The Transformation of the West, award-winning Professor Jennifer McNabb guides you through centuries of exhilarating change in Europe, focusing on often-unexplored or overlooked areas, including the role of women in the Renaissance, the lives of the poor and elite, Renaissance home and family life, and the connections between the Renaissance and the Reformation.
  13. Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (114)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now, in Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, reveals the astounding true accomplishments of these ancient cultures—vibrant cities, agriculture, art, large-scale earthen pyramids, astronomical...
  14. Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages Sale

    Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    Robert Garland
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (16)
    Save up to $50.00 Starting at $149.95 $299.95 $149.95$299.95
    Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University unpacks the development of Athenian democracy, going inside the assemblies and courts to reveal how citizen rule worked—and where it came up short. Unprecedented, flawed, relevant to our time, and captivating in its own right, the story of Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages explores what is arguably the boldest...
  15. Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization

    Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization

    Amanda H. Podany
    4.9 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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...
  16. Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.3 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In Thinking about Religion and Violence, award-winning Professor Jason C. Bivins takes you on a global, 24-lecture investigation of the roots of religious violence that offers more informed ways of thinking about it. You’ll consider how faiths view concepts like human sacrifice and martyrdom; the ways religious violence can be directed toward specific races and genders; and concepts like heresy and demonology.
  17. The Celtic World

    The Celtic World

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (201)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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...
  18. The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    Douglas O. Linder
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles that have shaped it. In The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us, Professor Douglas O. Linder takes you back in time to revisit history’s most famous (and infamous) trials, including the Salem Witch Trials, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Nuremburg Trials, and the Trial of O. J. Simpson.
  19. The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    Molly Worthen
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch picks up where The Great Courses’ first history of Christianity left off: with the Protestant Reformation. Taught by Dr. Molly Worthen, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, these 36 fascinating lectures trace the story of Christianity as it transformed from the end of the Middle Ages into the diverse global...
  20. The Age of Benjamin Franklin Sale

    The Age of Benjamin Franklin

    Robert J. Allison
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Save up to $175.00 Starting at $34.95 $299.95 $34.95$299.95
    The Age of Benjamin Franklin is a thorough—and sometimes surprising—course that presents a full portrait of a man defying easy definition. Over 24 insightful lectures, Professor Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University explores the many facets of Ben Franklin’s life and times. A pioneer in science, politics, diplomacy, and more, Franklin was truly one of the most extraordinary Americans ever to have lived.