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  1. Exploring the Mayan World Sale

    Exploring the Mayan World

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (19)
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    Visually compelling and unlike anything The Great Courses has produced before, Exploring the Mayan World feels like your favorite travel show. In eight immersive episodes, decode cultural messages hidden in ancient Maya sites; explore the legacy of Spanish interactions with the Maya as they are reflected in modern towns; chat with archaeologists, artisans, and other local experts; and witness the Maya legacy in...
  2. America's Long Struggle Against Slavery Sale

    America's Long Struggle Against Slavery

    Richard Bell
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
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    America’s Long Struggle against Slavery is your chance to survey the history of the American anti-slavery movement, from the dawn of the transatlantic slave trade during the late 15th century to the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and beyond. Taught by Professor Richard Bell of the University of Maryland, these 30 eye-opening lectures give you an up-close view of a venal institution and the people who fought against...
  3. The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture Sale

    The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    Robert Garland
    4.7 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (12)
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    The ancient Greeks, more than any other early culture, have given us the template for Western civilization. This course takes you from the great Classical and Hellenistic eras through Greece’s dramatic modern history. You’ll discover Greek culture in examples such as: Athenian democracy; Greek religious beliefs; Greek drama, epic poetry, and philosophy; and Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture.
  4. The Great Tours: France through the Ages Sale

    The Great Tours: France through the Ages

    John Greene
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
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    France ignites the imagination and dazzles the senses like no other country on Earth. In this thrilling travelogue, you’ll discover the 35,000-year-old cave paintings of Chauvet, the medieval castles of the Cathars, the palace of Versailles, and the sites where the French Revolution unfolded. You’ll also explore romantic Paris; the Loire Valley châteaux; and France’s food, wine, sublime art and architecture,...
  5. 1066: The Year That Changed Everything Sale

    1066: The Year That Changed Everything

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.6 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (19)
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    With 1066, Professor Jennifer Paxton's exciting and historically rich six-lecture course, experience for yourself the drama of this dynamic year in medieval history-centering on the Norman Conquest of England that would dramatically reshape both English and Western history. Taking you from the shores of Scandinavia and France to the battlefields of the English countryside, this course plunges you into a world of...
  6. Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom Sale

    Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

    Douglas O. Linder
    4.9 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (14)
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    In Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom, you will learn how liberty increased in our country when individuals sued for freedoms and when cases were brought specifically to test the limits of the Constitution. In 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Douglas O. Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law takes you behinds the scenes of the trials that recognized many of the...
  7. Investigating American Presidents Sale

    Investigating American Presidents

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
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    What limits are there—if any—on presidential power? How do we keep such power in check? In the 12 timely lectures of Investigating American Presidents, Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University School of Law guides you through the ins and outs of presidential investigations, using past scandals and controversies as a lens through which to make sense of current (and future) ones.
  8. The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales Sale

    The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (176)
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    No matter what you are hoping to discover in this magnificent region, The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales is the perfect guide. Taught by acclaimed Professor Patrick Allitt, a British-born scholar who teaches at Emory University, these 36 engrossing lectures give you an insider’s take on traveling through Great Britain.
  9. A New History of the American South Sale

    A New History of the American South

    Edward L. Ayers
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
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    To know the history of the American South is to come to terms with a historical drama of global consequence. In this course, you’ll relive the story of the South through essential episodes such as: the forging of the slave South, Southern prosperity and the cotton economy, the lives of the enslaved, the breakdown of the Union and the wartime South, emancipation and Reconstruction, and the making of the New South.
  10. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language Sale

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
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    Get an authoritative primer on a fascinating ancient tongue with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Covering everything from the Hebrew alphabet and punctuation marks to essential vocabulary words to advanced grammatical rules, Professor Michael Carasik’s 36 lectures equip you to read one of the world’s greatest books in its original language on your own.
  11. Ancient Civilizations of North America Sale

    Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (177)
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    Most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now, in Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, reveals the astounding true accomplishments of these ancient cultures—vibrant cities, agriculture, art, large-scale earthen pyramids, astronomical...
  12. The Celtic World Sale

    The Celtic World

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (272)
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    With The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archaeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from. By bringing a new...
  13. The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch Sale

    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch

    Molly Worthen
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
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    The History of Christianity II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch picks up where The Great Courses’ first history of Christianity left off: with the Protestant Reformation. Taught by Dr. Molly Worthen, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, these 36 fascinating lectures trace the story of Christianity as it transformed from the end of the Middle Ages into the diverse global...
  14. The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us Sale

    The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us

    Douglas O. Linder
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
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    No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles that have shaped it. In The Great Trials of World History and the Lessons They Teach Us, Professor Douglas O. Linder takes you back in time to revisit history’s most famous (and infamous) trials, including the Salem Witch Trials, the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, the Nuremburg Trials, and the Trial of O. J. Simpson.
  15. The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad Sale

    The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

    Joyce E. Salisbury
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (141)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Spain has played a unique and pivotal role in Western civilization. In this course, you’ll learn its epic history, from its rule under Rome and the breathtaking drama of Islamic Spain to its emergence into the modern world, as well as its phenomenal contributions to art, architecture, literature, music, and learning. Travel with us to this remarkable culture, and savor the great human drama of the story of Spain.
  16. The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy Sale

    The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (128)
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    Designed to shine a light on the American frontier, The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy reveals the grit and grandeur of an epic period in U.S. history. In 24 lectures, award-winning Professor Patrick N. Allitt uncovers new historical angles on everything from the last stand at the Alamo to the Oregon Trail to the creation of America’s first national parks.
  17. America's Founding Fathers Sale

    America's Founding Fathers

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (141)
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    In collaboration with Smithsonian, the Great Courses presents America’s Founding Fathers, a deep dive into the creation of the U.S. Constitution as it actually happened. Using the Founding Fathers as a lens through which to see powerful truths about the early political history of the United States, you’ll better understand both the document under which Americans live and the people who, for better or worse,...
  18. The Big History of Civilizations Sale

    The Big History of Civilizations

    Craig G. Benjamin
    4.2 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
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    The Big History of Civilizations is your chance to apply a cutting-edge historical approach to the epic story of humanity across time and around the world. Taught by acclaimed Professor Craig G. Benjamin of Grand Valley State University, these 36 sweeping lectures trace the grand story of human civilizations from our emergence as a species, through the agricultural and industrial revolutions, and into the future.
  19. The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature Sale

    The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

    Marc C. Conner
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (136)
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    As Ireland shook off the shackles of British rule, it produced one of the greatest flourishings of literature in modern times—a spirited discourse that found the significance of the present intimately entwined with the legendary past. Discover the dazzling arts and bloody struggles of the Irish Renaissance and fight for independence, guided by great works from Yeats, Joyce, Lady Gregory, and others.
  20. The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague Sale

    The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (293)
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    While the story of the Black Death is one of destruction and loss, it is also one of the most intriguing episodes in human history. Speaking to the full magnitude of this world-changing historical moment, and taught by celebrated medievalist Dorsey Armstrong, this course delves into the plague, its full human repercussions, and its transformative effects on European civilization.