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  1. Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Esteemed Italian history professor Kenneth R. Bartlett takes you on a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. You will learn the mosaic of histories and culture that make up this dynamic nation-how the independent states competed on the battlefield, in the marketplace, and in the world of artistic expression.
  2. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

    Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe

    Sean Carroll
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Everything we can see with our eyes and with powerful instruments-everything we think of as atom-based matter-is only 5 percent of what we know exists. The rest of the contents of the cosmos is invisible to our current methods of detection-but something out there is holding galaxies and galaxy clusters together, and something else is causing space itself to fly apart. These invisible components are dark matter and...
  3. Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Reason & Faith: Philosophy in the Middle Ages

    Thomas Williams
    4.7 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    For 1,000 years, Westerners thought reason and faith went hand-in-hand as they searched for answers to the profound questions of life. The best minds of the age engaged in a common struggle with transcendent issues, employing reason in the service of faith. Professor Thomas Williams, award-winning educator and expert in medieval philosophy, takes you through the key texts of the period and introduces you to such...
  4. Genius of Michelangelo Sale

    Genius of Michelangelo

    William E. Wallace
    5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Save up to $345.00 Starting at $54.95 $429.95 $54.95$429.95
    In The Genius of Michelangelo, internationally recognized Michelangelo expert and award-winning Professor of Art History William E. Wallace gives you a comprehensive perspective on one of history's greatest artists. Drawing on a vast command of artistic knowledge and period detail, these 36 intellectually rewarding and visually dazzling lectures explore the relationship between truth and legend to reveal a...
  5. Late Middle Ages

    Late Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What were the Late Middle Ages—medieval or modern? Any period that falls between two eras bears the hallmarks of transition. Witness the medieval carnage of frequent wars, improved weaponry, and the Black Death, and discover the modernity of intellectual and cultural maturing, and philosophical movements that celebrated the individual. Professor Philip Daileader is your guide with The Late Middle Ages, the...
  6. Lives of Great Christians Sale

    Lives of Great Christians

    William R. Cook
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    For many, Christianity is the daily effort to live one’s faith in every moment. This course introduces you to those who have done so over the centuries, those Professor William Cook calls "superstars of faith:" Francis and Clare of Assisi, Catherine and Bernardino of Siena, Thomas More, Martin Luther, John Wesley, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others.
  7. A Brief History of the World

    A Brief History of the World

    Peter N. Stearns
    3.4 out of 5
    52% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (141)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In A Brief History of the World, you'll apprehend "the big picture" of world history from the invention of agriculture in the Neolithic era to the urbanized, technological world of the 21st century. It's a compelling overview of the human experience presented by an award-winning teacher, Professor Peter N. Stearns. You'll examine and compare the peoples, cultures, and nations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the...
  8. Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature

    Masterworks of Early 20th-Century Literature

    David Thorburn
    4.7 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Joyce, Faulkner, Conrad, Woolf, Kafka, Lawrence. Their works are some of the most challenging—yet rewarding—you'll ever encounter. But their novels are not what you might expect. The style is unfamiliar, the narrative is fragmented, and there isn't a clear plot. It's like nothing you've ever read before. Now you can explore this remarkable literary movement and gain insights into the secrets behind Modernism...
  9. Emperors of Rome

    Emperors of Rome

    Garrett G. Fagan
    4.2 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    They are said to be the most powerful rulers who ever lived—a checkered mix of the wise, the brutal, and the unhinged. For more than five centuries they presided over a multiethnic empire that was nearly always at war, if not with neighbors then with rebellious factions within the empire itself. The full scope of their powers was not systematized in constitutional law, a fact that tempted many of them to overreach...
  10. The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

    The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

    Anthony A. Goodman
    4.5 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Your body is a fortress under constant assault. Infectious diseases, parasites, environmental toxins, physical trauma, allergens, and natural disasters are some external enemies it faces. From the inside, it is threatened by the cellular mutations that produce cancer. Fortunately, the body's defenses are remarkably successful, and most of the time we are unaware of the intense drama taking place within our cells and...
  11. Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Clare R. Kinney
    4.8 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Shakespeare’s contributions to stage and language are unequaled. In what Professor Clare Kinney calls the "power and audacity of his poetry and stagecraft," Shakespeare has left audiences breathless these past four centuries. But beyond his astonishing feats of language and dramatic impact, Shakespeare also left us a legacy, crafted from his experiences and explorations, of suffering and transgression in his six...
  12. Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.2 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In this course you will explore ideas that-when society has been willing to pursue them-have helped form the foundation of modern life. You'll discover there is no sharp distinction between ideas that are classified as scientific and those that are classified as philosophical or mathematical, or even between scientific ideas and political, religious, or aesthetic ideas. In each lecture, you also will examine the...
  13. Joy of Mathematics Sale

    Joy of Mathematics

    Arthur T. Benjamin
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (181)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    Humans have been having fun and games with mathematics for thousands of years. Along the way, they've discovered the amazing utility of this field—in science, engineering, finance, games of chance, and many other aspects of life. This course of 24 half-hour lectures celebrates the sheer joy of math, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers. Professor Arthur T. Benjamin shows how...
  14. Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

    Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind: Literature's Most Fantastic Works

    Eric S. Rabkin
    3.5 out of 5
    47% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Explore classic masterpieces of the imaginative mind from famous authors such as Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Jules Verne, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and more. From talking frogs to human robots, from Mad Hatters to mad scientists, Professor Rabkin helps you discover the magic, wonder, and profound significance of that literature.
  15. Consciousness and Its Implications Sale

    Consciousness and Its Implications

    Daniel N. Robinson
    3.4 out of 5
    46% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $12.95 $229.95 $12.95$229.95
    Join distinguished philosopher, psychologist, and award-winning Professor Daniel N. Robinson and explore fascinating questions about human consciousness in Consciousness and Its Implications. You'll probe the depths of this mysterious subject from the perspective of the philosopher, the psychologist, the scientist, and the doctor. A master storyteller, Professor Robinson brings this riveting topic to life with...
  16. Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (245)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Professor Robert Greenberg offers a spirited introduction to the mysterious realm of music theory—the complex syntax of structural and instrumental resources that composers draw on. Sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent a rare opportunity for learning music theory—for understanding the processes of composition. The course will reward you many times over as you find yourself enjoying...
  17. Earth's Changing Climate Sale

    Earth's Changing Climate

    Richard Wolfson
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Save up to $210.00 Starting at $12.95 $229.95 $12.95$229.95
    This course is your chance to get some of the most up-to-date research on climate change. Earth's Changing Climate explains the concepts, tools, data, and analysis that have led an overwhelming number of climate scientists to conclude that Earth is warming—and the ways in which we humans might be responsible. Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus...
  18. Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature Sale

    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature

    David J. Schenker
    4.6 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$429.95
    Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Literature offers a view of literature that highlights the importance of the ancient Greeks to so much of the world that came after them, and particularly to our own way of living in and seeing that world.
  19. Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions

    Mark W. Muesse
    4.8 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, and a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? Religions of the Axial Age offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. Professor Mark W. Muesse shows you the historical conditions in which the world...
  20. Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition Sale

    Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, 2nd Edition

    Alex Filippenko
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (301)
    Save up to $695.00 Starting at $159.95 $924.95 $159.95$924.95
    In 96 richly illustrated half-hour lectures you will survey the main concepts, methods, and discoveries in astronomy—from the constellations drawn by the ancients, to the latest reports from planetary probes in our Solar System and the most recent images offered by telescopes probing the farthest frontiers of space and time. While updating this course, Professor Alex Filippenko added hundreds of images,...