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  1. Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine Sale

    Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    What accounts for Christianity’s continuing success in what some would characterize as a "post-Christian" world? By looking at Christianity’s early history, Professor Luke Timothy Johnson sheds light on the religion’s enduring source of inspiration.
  2. Joy of Science

    Joy of Science

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $724.95 $349.95$724.95
    This course provides a clear and bracing overview of the entire scientific world from the laws of motion first formulated 300 years ago by Sir Isaac Newton to the latest marvels of contemporary genetic research. These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. Veteran science educator Professor Robert Hazen renders the...
  3. Buddhism

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.8 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (98)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In its 2,500-year history, Buddhism has expanded from a tiny religious community in northern India into a movement that now spans the globe. Buddhism is your opportunity to trace the history, principles, and evolution of a theology that is both familiar and foreign. In 24 revealing lectures, you survey the faith from its origins in the 6th century B.C.E. to its present status as a major world religion. Award-winning...
  4. History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    Thomas Childers
    4.4 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (239)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    This course, graphic at times, helps you solve the puzzle of Hitler's rise to power in a highly-educated, industrially developed country. Professor Childers meticulously investigates the roots of Nazi support, bringing you back to the disastrous Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I and taking you through the horrifying details of Hitler's ideology and the holocaust.
  5. Churchill

    Churchill

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (211)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Who exactly was Winston Churchill? How did he rally the British during World War II? And what legacy did he leave for Western civilization? In Churchill, get the answers to these and other powerful questions as you follow the life of this iconic politician. View Churchill as a resourceful soldier, military strategist, gifted orator, doting father, devoted public servant, and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature....
  6. Famous Romans

    Famous Romans

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.4 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (117)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In this companion course to Famous Greeks—inspired this time by the works of Livy, Polybius, Suetonius, and Tacitus as well as the indispensable Plutarch—Professor J. Rufus Fears retells the lives of the statesmen and thinkers who shaped Rome from its rise to world power in the struggle against Carthage to the decline of the Empire after Marcus Aurelius.
  7. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$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.
  8. Dante's Divine Comedy

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Two gifted teachers share the fruit of two lifetimes’ worth of historical and literary expertise in this rewarding introduction to one of the greatest poems ever written. You will explore invaluable background information on Dante’s life, why he wrote the Divine Comedy, how to approach English editions, and many of the poem’s characters and episodes.
  9. Joyce's Ulysses Sale

    Joyce's Ulysses

    James A. W. Heffernan
    4.6 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
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    James Joyce's great novel Ulysses is a big, richly imagined, and intricately organized book with a huge reputation, which many consider to be as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. Dartmouth's Professor James Heffernan lays out the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in 24 exciting lectures that no literature lover should miss.
  10. The World of Byzantium

    The World of Byzantium

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Open new vistas of historical insight as you join award-winning scholar and lecturer Kenneth W. Harl in this study of the crucial yet overlooked civilization of Byzantium. These lectures fill a gap in history and give you a much wider and more accurate perspective on everything from the decline of imperial Rome to the rise of the Renaissance.
  11. History of Christianity in the Reformation Era Sale

    History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    Brad S. Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Save up to $389.95 Starting at $30.00 $429.95 $30.00$429.95
    Explore a watershed period in history as you examine the people, ideas, and events that transformed Western Christianity at the dawn of the modern age. This course is designed to give you a balanced, historical overview of the complex and dramatic events of the Reformation era during the epoch-making years between Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 and the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648.
  12. History of Freedom Sale

    History of Freedom

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.2 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (65)
    Save up to $389.95 Starting at $30.00 $429.95 $30.00$429.95
    Join historian and classical scholar J. Rufus Fears as he tells the dramatic story of history's most powerful idea from ancient Greece to our own day. What did freedom mean to Abraham Lincoln-and to Robert E. Lee? What did it mean to Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King? What does it mean to us today? Find out in this deeply moving, thought-provoking course.
  13. High Middle Ages

    High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (102)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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...
  14. Old Testament

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.7 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (250)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1,000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelites? What does our faith find in new scholarly understanding? These lectures by scripture expert Professor Amy-Jill Levine introduce you to the history, religion, and literature of ancient Israel as preserved in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible. Professor Levine brings...
  15. Greek Tragedy Sale

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to $259.95 Starting at $30.00 $299.95 $30.00$299.95
    The Greek tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides produced a group of plays whose grandeur and uncanny power are undiminished despite the passage of 2,500 years. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver's 24 engrossing lectures shed revealing light on both the context and the content of these stunning dramas from Athens's Golden Age.
  16. Historical Jesus

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (135)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Worshiped around the globe by more than a billion people today, Jesus is undoubtedly the single most important figure in the story of Western civilization and one of the most significant in world history altogether. Yet, Jesus of Nazareth presents unique challenges to the historian, as Professor Bart D. Ehrman explains in this 24-lecture course on the search for the Jesus of history. Join him for an erudite survey...
  17. Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

    Jeremy McInerney
    4.7 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In the annals of ancient times, few stories are more gripping than that of the Hellenistic Age. These centuries between the conquests of Alexander the Great and the rise of Rome were a time of extraordinary expansion as Greek culture stepped out onto an enormous stage and became the heart of a world-historical civilization whose intellectual, spiritual, and artistic influence endures to this day.
  18. American Civil War

    American Civil War

    Gary W. Gallagher
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (215)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    Many TV shows have dealt with the American Civil War, but not one offers the combination of crisp, comprehensive narrative and in-depth analysis that you will find in this course. In 48 masterful lectures, leading Civil War historian Professor Gary W. Gallagher explains both the strategy and battles of the war as well as its effects on all Americans. You'll learn how armies were recruited, equipped, and trained....
  19. Classical Mythology

    Classical Mythology

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (155)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    From Athena to Zeus, Professor Elizabeth Vandiver leads an illuminating exploration of classical mythology and its treasure trove of unforgettable characters and stories. Classical Mythology is an introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you will study are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's...
  20. Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    Richard Wolfson
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (192)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    With scientists perhaps on the verge of unlocking the deepest secrets of the universe and with breaking news of discovery after discovery at the frontiers of research, understanding physics has never been so important. This course puts the awe-inspiring—and at times mind-bending—concepts behind relativity and quantum mechanics within reach of anyone who wants to understand them.