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

    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
    (93)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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.
  2. Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

    Patrick Grim
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The quest to understand the mind has motivated some of history's most profound thinkers. Only in our own time are we beginning to see the true complexity of this quest. In the scientific search for the mind, the role of philosophers is to sharpen our concepts, untangle the morass of questions, and systematically explore alternate approaches. These 24 half-hour lectures will make you think, evaluate your own...
  3. Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.3 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Place the life of Ludwig van Beethoven in a stronger social, political, and cultural framework with Great Masters: Beethoven—His Life and Music. Award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg makes the case that Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music, after whom nothing would ever be the same again. You'll learn about Beethoven's dysfunctional family life,...
  4. Introduction to Paleontology Sale

    Introduction to Paleontology

    Stuart Sutherland
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Introduction to Paleontology is a thrilling journey through Earth’s history—from a lifeless planet to initial bursts of life, from extinctions to recovery, and ultimately to our world today. Relying considerably on the National Museum of Natural History’s curatorial expertise and extensive collections and taught by award-winning Professor Stuart Sutherland, this course reveals how paleontology helps us better...
  5. Story of Human Language

    Story of Human Language

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (234)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    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...
  6. Classics of Russian Literature

    Classics of Russian Literature

    Irwin Weil
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (75)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. This course explores masterpieces at all levels—characters, plots, scenes, and sometimes even single sentences. Professor Irwin Weil, a passionate and illuminating teacher, has chosen a rich sampling of Russia’s greatest writers, based on his 50-year love affair with the language and its literature.
  7. War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500-2000

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    In War, Peace, and Power: Diplomatic History of Europe, 1500–2000, Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius offers a remarkable look into the evolution of the European continent and the modern state system. In 36 provocative lectures, he allows us to peer through the revealing lens of statecraft to show us its impact on war, peace, and power and how that impact may well be felt in the future—an approach that...
  8. Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills Sale

    Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    Steven Novella
    4 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$299.95
    Dr. Steven Novella of the Yale School of Medicine equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life. The 24 rewarding lectures of Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills immerses you in the science of cognitive biases and thought processes. By learning how to think about thinking (a fascinating process...
  9. Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire Sale

    Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Save up to $375.00 Starting at $29.95 $429.95 $29.95$429.95
    Go beyond the myth to learn about ancient history's greatest military leader and his time in Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire. In 36 spellbinding lectures, you'll enter Alexander's world and witness the astonishing feats of military genius that have made Alexander's name renowned to the present day. An expert on the classical world, Professor Kenneth W. Harl introduces you to all sides of this...
  10. The Symphony

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    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...
  11. Great Mythologies of the World Sale

    Great Mythologies of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.8 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (19)
    Save up to $590.00 Starting at $84.95 $724.95 $84.95$724.95
    The deep-seated origins and wide-reaching lessons of ancient myths built the foundation for our modern legacies. Explore the mythologies of Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Learn what makes these stories so important, distinctive, and able to withstand the test of time. Discover how, despite geographical implausibilities, many myths from across the oceans share themes, morals, and archetypes.
  12. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $435.95 Starting at $435.95 $599.95 $435.95$599.95
    In The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works, join Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg as he guides you through 30 works that, in his expert opinion, can be considered among the greatest orchestral works in the history of Western concert music. Rich with detailed musical excerpts, these 32 lectures will open your ears to the profound joy and meaning of landmark creations by Haydn, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and...
  13. Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology

    John J. Renton
    4.2 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (177)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Geology is everywhere. Would you like to know how to read the rocks and landscape, and how to make sense of debates over natural resources? These 36 half-hour lectures introduce you to the study of minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time. A science that is surprisingly intuitive, accessible, and concrete, geology has the excitement of a never-ending detective story, replete with...
  14. The Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire

    Kenneth W. Harl
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Join Professor Kenneth W. Harl for The Ottoman Empire: 36 enlightening lectures that investigate the nature of Ottoman identity, the achievements and oddities of the sultan’s court, and stories of confrontation and cooperation with the West.
  15. 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
    4.7 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $39.95 $429.95 $39.95$429.95
    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...
  16. Victorian Britain

    Victorian Britain

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.7 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    Discover the facts and foibles of the paradoxical Britons under the reign of Queen Victoria, as Britain became the world’s pioneer in industrialization that transformed social classes and created both immense wealth and squalor. This colonial empire, based on technical superiority and widespread belief in Anglo-Saxon racial supremacy, made Britain the most powerful nation in the world and left behind an indelible...
  17. Thinking about Religion and Violence Sale

    Thinking about Religion and Violence

    Jason C. Bivins
    4.2 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    In Thinking about Religion and Violence, award-winning Professor Jason C. Bivins takes you on a global, 24-lecture investigation of the roots of religious violence that offers more informed ways of thinking about it. You’ll consider how faiths view concepts like human sacrifice and martyrdom; the ways religious violence can be directed toward specific races and genders; and concepts like heresy and demonology.
  18. Comparative Religion Sale

    Comparative Religion

    Charles Kimball
    4.1 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    Explore the nature of faith with Comparative Religion, an in-depth look at how five great faiths address core issues—including creation stories, concepts of the divine, and ultimate goals—in parallel and different ways. These thought-provoking lectures are your opportunity to understand how Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism answer the numerous questions with which all religions must contend....
  19. Age of Henry VIII Sale

    Age of Henry VIII

    Dale Hoak
    4.1 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$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...
  20. The Age of Benjamin Franklin

    The Age of Benjamin Franklin

    Robert J. Allison
    4.7 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The Age of Benjamin Franklin is a thorough—and sometimes surprising—course that presents a full portrait of a man defying easy definition. Over 24 insightful lectures, Professor Robert J. Allison of Suffolk University explores the many facets of Ben Franklin’s life and times. A pioneer in science, politics, diplomacy, and more, Franklin was truly one of the most extraordinary Americans ever to have lived.