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  1. Chamber Music of Mozart

    Chamber Music of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances presents an outstanding opportunity to study and enjoy a variety of chamber works drawn primarily from Mozart’s golden years in Vienna, 1781–1791. The centerpiece of this 16-lecture course is the set of six Haydn string quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend, the great Joseph Haydn.
  2. Peoples and Cultures of the World

    Peoples and Cultures of the World

    Edward Fischer
    4 out of 5
    52% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    As the “science of humanity,” anthropology can help us understand virtually everything about ourselves, from our political and economic systems, to why we get married, to how we decide to buy a particular bottle of wine. In this 24-lecture series, Professor Edward Fischer of Vanderbilt University provides an extraordinary glimpse into the world’s varied human societies—including our own.
  3. Early Middle Ages

    Early Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (201)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Professor Philip Daileader of The College of William and Mary returns in this 24-lecture series to give you new insight into the Dark Ages, the era which spanned the decline and fall of Rome's western empire and lingered for centuries. Discover what findings modern archaeology has unearthed, and look into the fascinating personalities and events of this once-lost era.
  4. Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    William Kloss
    5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    No era of artistic achievement is as renowned as the Renaissance, and no country holds a higher place in it than Italy. In this course you experience supreme artworks created in Florence, Rome, Venice, and other Italian cities by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian—unequaled masterpieces that established a canon of beauty that pervades Western culture to this day....
  5. Rome and the Barbarians

    Rome and the Barbarians

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (83)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Who were the barbarians, and how could Rome wield its power against them for centuries? This course tells the story of complex relationships between these different cultures and their Roman conquerors from 300 B.C. to A.D. 600 as they intermarried, exchanged ideas, and, in the ensuing provincial Roman cultures, formed the basis of Western European civilization.
  6. American Ideals:  Founding a "Republic of Virtue"

    American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.5 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Just which "ideals" were affirmed by the Founders? What lessons of history were closely studied by them? American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue" is an invitation to enter this part of the American debate regarding human nature and the conditions right for its flourishing. In these carefully crafted lectures, Professor Daniel N. Robinson traces the dominant features of the early American ethos that...
  7. Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey Sale

    Science in the 20th Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey

    Steven L. Goldman
    4.8 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Save up to $389.95 Starting at $30.00 $429.95 $30.00$429.95
    Follow the fascinating story of science as it unfolds in the 20th century. Learn the distinctive ideas that characterize 20th-century science, organized into five major themes: matter and energy, the universe, Earth, life, and humanity. Discover the most significant developments in anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, and cognitive science—alongside...
  8. St. Augustine's Confessions Sale

    St. Augustine's Confessions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    This course examines all 13 books, or chapters, of this masterpiece that inspired Dante and Martin Luther and encouraged Christianity to accept the thinking of Plato. It provides the background needed to understand the Confessions as Augustine intended and analyzes his account—told in stories that are as powerful as any in world literature—of the events leading to his Christian conversion.
  9. The Symphony

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    This course brings longtime Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg to a 300-year survey of the symphony with the enthusiasm, energy, and breadth of knowledge that are his trademarks. As you explore the evolution and development of this remarkable musical genre, you enjoy musical excerpts from well- known compositions in addition to some that may be new to you, along with enlightening musical and...
  10. From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

    From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

    Kenneth J. Hammond
    3.8 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (167)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    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...
  11. From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.2 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The traditional form of Christianity we know today includes beliefs, practices, a canon of sacred scripture, and even its own stated history, but it emerged only after many years of transition and conflict—with Judaism and with what can now only be called the "lost Christianities." Professor Bart D. Ehrman takes you through Christianity's first centuries to examine its transition from the religion of Jesus to a...
  12. Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    Gary W. Gallagher
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (85)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Professor Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia presents a lecture series designed to help you understand more about the Civil War and deepen your appreciation of the decisions made by Lee and his generals and the implications they had both on and off the battlefield. Whether you are relatively new to exploring this conflict or interested in strategy and tactics, this series offers a balanced outlook.
  13. The Era of the Crusades

    The Era of the Crusades

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.4 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Professor Kenneth Harl, Tulane University’s nine-time teaching award winner, leads a thorough and intellectually challenging analysis of one of history’s most renowned and influential periods of religious warfare. You will fully appreciate how Western civilization changed in many profound ways during the Crusading era, and explore misperceptions and long-debated questions about the Crusades.
  14. Age of Henry VIII Sale

    Age of Henry VIII

    Dale Hoak
    4.1 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    Henry VIII was England’s first great Renaissance prince: dynamic, brilliant, charming—as well as ferocious, terrifying, and dangerous. He changed the face of history in England and the West, is well known for having six wives, and instigated the circumstances that resulted in the Reformation. Study his reign and era along with noted British history expert Dale Hoak. How we should assess the legacy of such an...
  15. European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914 Sale

    European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914

    Jonathan Steinberg
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Save up to $389.95 Starting at $30.00 $429.95 $30.00$429.95
    In this innovative, biographical series, Professor Jonathan Steinberg will allow you to develop a new comprehension of the living context of history. You will appreciate the great, transforming themes embodied by the 35 key figures who populate this fascinating march of biographies through two centuries of the grand drama of European history.
  16. History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
    Starting at $649.95 Starting at $649.95 $869.95 $649.95$869.95
    This sweeping, 84-lecture series features three award-winning professors sharing their insights into this nation's past in their own areas of special interest, from European settlement and the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, world wars, and today's outlook. You will gain a lucid picture of the factors that enabled the United States to become the largest, wealthiest, and most...
  17. History of the Supreme Court Sale

    History of the Supreme Court

    Peter Irons
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (108)
    Save up to $389.95 Starting at $30.00 $429.95 $30.00$429.95
    The Supreme Court has defined the boundaries of our speech and actions since its first meeting in 1790, adding to our history books names such as Justices Earl Warren, Thurgood Marshall, and Warren Burger, and landmark trials including Roe v. Wade and Dred Scott v. John Sandford. You will have a front-row seat with Professor Peter Irons as you hear lawyers actually arguing before the Court, and examine the themes of...
  18. Life and Operas of Verdi

    Life and Operas of Verdi

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    Giuseppe Verdi is still the most popular composer in the 400-year history of opera. What were the sources of his unbridled creativity? And why have his operas left such a lasting impression on the history of classical music? Discover the answers in The Life and Operas of Verdi, a fascinating 36-lecture course taught by award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg. Tour Verdi's life and music, and trace his...
  19. Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.4 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (111)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  20. Great World Religions: Christianity Sale

    Great World Religions: Christianity

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.2 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (29)
    Save up to $190.00 Starting at $17.95 $229.95 $17.95$229.95
    The lectures of Great World Religions: Christianity provide you with a clear survey of the most important elements of a vital religious tradition that has become the world's largest faith. In award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson's course, consider fundamental issues including Christianity's birth and expansion across the Mediterranean world, the development of its core doctrine, its deep connections to...