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  1. History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev Sale

    History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

    Mark Steinberg
    4 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Grasp what Russian life was like as Professor Steinberg analyzes ideas of power not only from the viewpoint of its rulers, but also from that of the ruled; the theme of happiness and its pursuit that resonates throughout Russian history, and ideas of morality and ethics as wielded by both the Russian state and its critics.
  2. Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication Sale

    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In the first centuries after Christ, there was no "official" New Testament. In fact, many Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre, including the belief that Christ's death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation. What did these "other" Scriptures say? Do they exist today? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative...
  3. Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective Sale

    Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective

    Barbara J. King
    3.7 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Biological anthropology is far more than studying old bones. The history of humanity and its future as provided by Professor Barbara J. King considers evolution as a vital, active force. Join this noted scholar, teacher, and researcher as she explores more than a century of scientific scholarship to examine human history from this evolutionary perspective.
  4. Great Figures of the New Testament Sale

    Great Figures of the New Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    4.4 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Improve your biblical literacy and re-encounter the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. This is the promise of Professor Amy-Jill Levine's vivid portraits of the cast of characters in the New Testament. Perhaps the best part of this compelling lecture series on the New Testament's most colorful characters is that you will gain a feeling for why these individuals remain dynamic, summoning...
  5. Theories of Human Development Sale

    Theories of Human Development

    Malcolm W. Watson
    4.6 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Almost from the moment of birth, we are faced with the need to reorganize our ways of thinking as life's challenges arise. What happens to us in childhood plays a key role in who we are and how our relationships unfold as adults. Professor Malcolm W. Watson introduces you to six theories that have had the greatest influence on the study of human development.
  6. Foundations of Western Civilization Sale

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. This broad, sweeping series helps you cover an enormous amount of historical material as you see how Western civilization evolved. Concentrating on the period 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, Professor Thomas F. X. Noble unfolds for...
  7. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century Sale

    Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century

    David B. Ruderman
    4.5 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    God. Torah. Israel. These three concepts have been the focus of Jewish thought throughout history. The last four centuries have presented Jewish thinkers with increasingly difficult challenges. Through these lectures you will observe the time-honored intellectual tradition through which Judaism analyzes, rethinks, and reformulates itself.
  8. Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition Sale

    Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Western civilization, so closely associated with reason and science, has also been characterized by widespread belief in the supernatural and the irrational. Why? The answers lie in this intriguing course-a study of mysticism, heresy, apocalyptic movements, and the witch craze in Europe between 1000 and 1700.
  9. Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy Sale

    Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    Edward J. Larson
    4.2 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    What makes evolution such a profoundly provocative concept, so convincing to most scientists, yet so socially and politically divisive? The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy is an examination of the varied elements that so often make this science the object of strong sentiments and heated debate. Professor Edward J. Larson leads you through the "evolution" of evolution, with an eye toward enhancing your...
  10. Buddhism Sale

    Buddhism

    Malcolm David Eckel
    3.8 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  11. History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition Sale

    History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

    Thomas Childers
    4.4 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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.
  12. Churchill Sale

    Churchill

    J. Rufus Fears
    4.3 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (212)
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    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....
  13. Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor Sale

    Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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.
  14. Dante's Divine Comedy Sale

    Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.8 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (94)
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    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.
  15. The World of Byzantium Sale

    The World of Byzantium

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.6 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
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    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.
  16. History of Christianity in the Reformation Era Sale

    History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    Brad S. Gregory
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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.
  17. High Middle Ages Sale

    High Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  18. Old Testament Sale

    Old Testament

    Amy-Jill Levine
    3.7 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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...
  19. Greek Tragedy Sale

    Greek Tragedy

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.9 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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.
  20. Historical Jesus Sale

    Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    4.3 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (139)
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    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...