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  1. Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Shostakovich-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Discover the extraordinary life, times, and music of Dmitri Shostakovich, the great composer who proved to be a faithful witness to the survival of the human spirit under totalitarianism. In Great Masters: Shostakovich—His Life and Music, award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg reveals why Shostakovich is, without a doubt, one of the most central composers of the 20th century. In addition to...
  2. Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Brahms-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Great Masters: Brahms—His Life and Music is a course that links the complexities of this enduring Western composer with his electrifying works through biographical information and musical commentary. Join award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg on an examination of how Brahms found unique ways of combining the formal complexity of older Classical genres with the melodic inventiveness, harmonic...
  3. Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Liszt-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (48)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Musically, Franz Liszt is one of the most written about but least understood composers of the 19th century. Join award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg on a fascinating journey to learn the truth about this enduring composer in Great Masters: Liszt—His Life and Music. More than anyone before him, it was Liszt who created one of the most enduring archetypes of the Romantic era: the artist "who walks with God...
  4. Medieval Heroines in History and Legend

    Medieval Heroines in History and Legend

    Bonnie Wheeler
    4.2 out of 5
    52% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Joan of Arc, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Heloise, and Hildegard of Bingen escaped the boundaries of medieval perception and painted their own lives. Using the most current medieval scholarship along with recently discovered records and writings, medieval specialist Bonnie Wheeler provides you with an intimate portrait of these women through the context of their times.
  5. 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
    (49)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    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.
  6. 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
    (94)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$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.
  7. Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

    Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

    Teofilo F. Ruiz
    4.2 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (116)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire uses this critical year in Western history as a focal point to follow the events that enabled Spain to become an empire. Guided by Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz, an authority on Spanish history, these lectures paint an engaging portrait of 1492 as the centerpiece of the transformation of Spanish society by tying together several key themes including the...
  8. Life and Work of Mark Twain Sale

    Life and Work of Mark Twain

    Stephen Railton
    4.4 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (54)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    Gain a deeper understanding of an American icon’s most beloved works as award-winning scholar Stephen Railton unravels the mystery of the “real” Mark Twain. How can we make sense of Twain’s ambivalence about his own fulfillment of the American dream? Many of the answers are available in the pages of his greatest works, the focus of this course.
  9. Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy

    Edward J. Larson
    4.2 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    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. Lives and Works of the English Romantic Poets

    Lives and Works of the English Romantic Poets

    Willard Spiegelman
    4.8 out of 5
    67% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    With dazzling technique and beautiful language, the verse of English romantic poets continues to endure well over 100 years since it first appeared. This course provides you with tools to better understand and enjoy scores of the greatest poems ever written, including the works of six of the English Romantic Era’s greatest: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, and Byron.
  11. Victorian Britain Sale

    Victorian Britain

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.7 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$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...
  12. Natural Law and Human Nature

    Natural Law and Human Nature

    Joseph Koterski, S.J.
    3.7 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    What do we mean by inalienable human rights? Is legislation the basis for those rights? These lectures explore the concept of human nature and how it is the basis for natural law and natural rights philosophy. Consider the arguments for natural law, the objections that have been raised against it, and the ways in which it remains a vital and even pervasive force in political, moral, and social life today.
  13. From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

    From Monet to Van Gogh: A History of Impressionism

    Richard Brettell
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (110)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    With Professor Richard Brettell as your expert curator and guide, this course creates a vivid "virtual" museum through which to appreciate the genius and enduring accomplishments of the men and women who, in a few short decades, forever changed the art of painting. Enjoy the style, subject, and function of Impressionist painting by artists such as Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh....
  14. Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$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.
  15. Herodotus: The Father of History Sale

    Herodotus: The Father of History

    Elizabeth Vandiver
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Save up to $260.00 Starting at $19.95 $299.95 $19.95$299.95
    View the ancient world through the eyes of its first historian. This course addresses the most remarkable achievement of Herodotus—his narrative account of the great Persian Wars and their causes. It considers the ways his work retains a mythical world-view and discusses his influence on later Greek historians.
  16. European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

    European Thought and Culture in the 20th Century

    Lloyd Kramer
    4.6 out of 5
    60% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (33)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    In his sequel to European Thought and Culture in the 19th Century, Professor Lloyd Kramer offers you a superbly focused introduction to the major intellectual themes and debates that have decisively shaped European culture. Their influence on modern disciplines including philosophy, psychology, economics, sociology, poetry, prose fiction, and painting has been incalculable.
  17. Conquest of the Americas

    Conquest of the Americas

    Marshall C. Eakin
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (112)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    How did the collision of three distinct peoples and cultures-Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans-give rise to a new American identity? With award-winning teacher Professor Marshall Eakin as your guide, you'll learn about the myriad ways this compelling story has radically transformed not only the American continent but the world.
  18. Joy of Science Sale

    Joy of Science

    Robert M. Hazen
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Save up to $615.00 Starting at $54.95 $724.95 $54.95$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...
  19. Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    David Roochnik
    4.7 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $199.95 $199.95$199.95
    Professor David Roochnik is your host and moderator for Western civilization’s greatest debate. What is reality? What are ethics, justice, and happiness? How shall we best live our lives? More than 2,000 years later, the issues the ancient Greeks pondered continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us.
  20. Roots of Human Behavior

    Roots of Human Behavior

    Barbara J. King
    3.9 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    While human history is usually studied from the perspective of a few hundred years, anthropologists consider deeper causes for the ways we act. In Roots of Human Behavior, anthropologist Barbara J. King uses her wealth of research experience to open a window of understanding into the legacy left by our primate past. As you look for the sources of our behavior in that of primates and our human ancestors, you explore...