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  1. Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 Sale

    Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

    Robert I. Weiner
    3.8 out of 5
    57% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
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    Few periods of history are so captivatingly complex as Europe's 19th century, the often-broadly defined period from the French Revolution to World War I that formed the foundation of the modern world. These lectures enable you to take an enormous stride toward understanding this turbulent and important era and its effect on peasants, workers, the middle class, aristocrats, women, and minorities.
  2. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (157)
    Starting at $499.95 Starting at $499.95 $724.95 $499.95$724.95
    These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articulated introduction to the great philosophic conversation of the ages. They cover an enormous range of seminal thinkers and perspectives, but always from the vantage point of the enduring questions: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Dr. Robinson's lectures make the ideas of philosophy thrilling, passionate, human, and...
  3. Story of Human Language Sale

    Story of Human Language

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (240)
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    Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, takes you on a fascinating, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language—he unfolds the story of how a single tongue spoken 300,000 years ago may have evolved into the estimated 7,000 languages used worldwide today. Discover why, for the past century, linguistics has been one...
  4. Tocqueville and the American Experiment

    Tocqueville and the American Experiment

    William R. Cook
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Was the greatest book on U.S. democracy ever written crafted by a Frenchman visiting this country some 175 years ago? Why would such a book be relevant in today's ever-changing political landscape? Professor William R. Cook of the State University of New York, Geneseo, leads a 24-lecture, spirited exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville and his unique observations of this young nation that resulted in Democracy in...
  5. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.3 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (111)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    This 24-lecture course explores Luther’s theology and the Reformation after he posted his famous 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. How did this late-medieval man launch the Protestant Reformation and help create the modern world? Is he hero or heretic, rebel or tormented soul? This course by Professor Phillip Cary of Eastern University will help you reach your own conclusions.
  6. Jesus and the Gospels

    Jesus and the Gospels

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.5 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Who was Jesus? Is it possible to shape a single picture from the various accounts of his life? Jesus and the Gospels examines the canonical Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John familiar to us from the New Testament, as well as the many other, apocryphal narratives and literary works that have contributed to our perceptions of Jesus, Mary, and Christianity. Award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson designed...
  7. Biology: The Science of Life

    Biology: The Science of Life

    Stephen Nowicki
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (112)
    Starting at $599.95 Starting at $599.95 $809.95 $599.95$809.95
    One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding the intricate machinery of life. This intensive, 72-lecture course gives you the background and guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work-principles such as evolution by natural selection, the cellular structure of organisms, the DNA theory of inheritance, and other key ideas that...
  8. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (178)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    No great civilization continues to speak to us like that of ancient Egypt. Yet what made Egypt great were the individuals who ruled it. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt recounts the lives and accomplishments of great leaders such as Tutankhamen, Ramses the Great, and Cleopatra. Professor Bob Brier, an acclaimed Egyptologist, presents a veritable 30-century history of Egypt that peers into almost every aspect of...
  9. Introduction to Judaism

    Introduction to Judaism

    Shai Cherry
    4.4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ways. Professor Shai Cherry shows how, for all it has changed, Judaism has maintained unbroken ties to a foundation text, an ethnicity, a set of rituals and holidays, and a land. Join him for this enlightening 24-lecture course and discover Judaism’s remarkable history.
  10. Early Middle Ages

    Early Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (206)
    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.
  11. Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    William Kloss
    5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    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....
  12. American Ideals:  Founding a "Republic of Virtue" Sale

    American Ideals: Founding a "Republic of Virtue"

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
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    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...
  13. St. Augustine's Confessions Sale

    St. Augustine's Confessions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$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.
  14. The Symphony

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    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...
  15. From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity Sale

    From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.2 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (96)
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    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...
  16. Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

    Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.3 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at $299.95 Starting at $299.95 $299.95 $299.95$299.95
    Enjoy discovering the bold and insightful habits of thinking that arise in the world of mathematics as you grasp strategies for approaching, enjoying, and understanding the world. You will come away with a new appreciation of mathematics through these thoroughly entertaining lectures, and an enhanced awareness of the richness, texture, and beauty around you each day.
  17. History of the United States, 2nd Edition Sale

    History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (131)
    Save up to $670.00 Starting at $144.95 $869.95 $144.95$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...
  18. History of the Supreme Court Sale

    History of the Supreme Court

    Peter Irons
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (122)
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    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...
  19. Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century Sale

    Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.4 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (119)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$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

    Great World Religions: Christianity

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$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...