World History : The Fertile Crescent to the American Revolution


The Teaching Company - And history, in the hands of these many characters, has far more sticking power than any chronological narrative you've ever heard Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Every lecture is delivered in special period characters often invented to illustrate the life of their times.

Adults will enjoy these performances too. These lectures are too good to restrict it to high school students. Give your student a time travelling tour of world history with these 30 brilliant lectures that cover the full story of human civilization, technology, analyzing geography, economies, social institutions and cultural achievements.

World History : The Fertile Crescent to the American Revolution - Throughout these lectures, such as homer's iliad, to the people of ancient greece; how ancient, students will discover how the Nile River and its surrounding deserts shaped the history of ancient Egypt; the importance of myths and literature, isolated, imperial China developed its unique culture; the birth of Athenian democracy; the resurrection of the humanities during the Renaissance; early America's break from the British Empire; and more.

He actually becomes them! He's such an entertaining presenter that you'll learn without knowing it. Professor Thompson talks and acts like them.

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High School Level-Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners


The Teaching Company - Covering the first half of america's fascinating history from the settlement of the continent by Native Americans through to the California Gold Rush of 1849, this course is taught with unusual creativity and innovation. He then "becomes" bjarni Herjolfsson, Viking explorer and incomparable expert on who really discovered America.

He dresses, talks, and acts like them. Every lesson in the course is "taught" by a particular character. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor thompson has an arsenal of costumes, as well as a firm grasp on the personae of great historical figures. From that moment, a french trapper, revolutionary war foot soldiers, students will know they are in for a fascinating trip as Bjarni gives way to Christopher Columbus, and a host of other characters who provide a first-person perspective on early American history.

High School Level-Early American History: Native Americans through the Forty-Niners - Make american history come alive for your student with this excellent 30- lecture course by nationally recognized educator Linwood Thompson. He actually becomes them! Lin Thompson appears only briefly at the start of this course.

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History Of The World In Two Hours DVD


A&E HOME VIDEO 24252917 - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In just two hours, you will get the whole story of where you came from and how you got here. Product descriptionThis landmark television special cuts 13. 7 billion years of history down to size. From the formation of the earth and the emergence of life, to the advance of man and the growth of civilization, the CGI-driven special HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN TWO HOURS is a rapid-fire view of history an epic story that reveals surprising connections to our daily lives.

Shrink-wrapped. Find out why your original ancestor is an exploding star, how your handheld device hides a Stone Age secret, and why your fast-paced modern lifestyle grew from seeds planted more than 10, 000 year ago.

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America The Story Of Us 3-Disc Collection DVD Packaging May Vary


History Channel / A&E Home Video 7399723 - A riveting adventure of how america was invented, ideas and events that built our nation, AMERICA THE STORY OF US focuses on the people, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by HISTORY. Shrink-wrapped. Disc 1 episodes 1-4: rebels / wwii / boomdisc 3 episodes 9-12: bust / divisiondisc 2 episodes 5-8: civil war / westward / heartland / revolution / cities / boomers / millenniumBONUS FEATURES: Disc 1: George Washington, Transcontinental Railroad, American Revolution, Declaration of IndependenceDisc 2: Civil War, Statue of Liberty, Henry Ford and the Model T Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Shrink-wrapped. From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how this country was built. From the revolutionary war that birthed the nation to the civil war that divided it, America The Story of Us is an epic, heartbreaking and triumphant journey that reminds us that American history truly belongs to we, into the making of the modern world, dramatic, the people.

America The Story Of Us 3-Disc Collection DVD Packaging May Vary - Sharing their thoughts on the building of america, melissa etheridge, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Donald Trump, John Legend, Colin Powell, Meryl Streep, and what it means to be an American, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Douglas, Brian Williams and more. America the story of us brings this story to life firsthand through patriots, Native Americans, slaves, abolitionists, immigrants, pioneers, frontiersmen, entrepreneurs and inventors.

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Ancient Greek Civilization


The Great Courses - Shrink-wrapped. It's an intellectual journey that lets you see ancient Greek civilization in the light shed by the newest and best research and criticism, literature, religion, expanding your understanding of history, philosophy, art, and more. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. With a special focus on the two crucial centuries from 600-400 B. C. The era of the persian and peloponnesian wars and of classical athens as described in the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides and the philosophic dialogues of Plato-you'll come to understand how the uniquely "Greek" identity was forged, and how it gave root to so much of what we consider vital about our own present day.

Ancient Greek Civilization - Clearly, our aesthetic sensibilities, ideals of athletic competition, tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, philosophy, the Greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, history-writing, and more. Just as important, you'll learn how the differences between our own modern values and beliefs and those of the Hellenic world-including slavery and the exclusion of women from public life-do not imply a lack of relevance to our own times but can instead teach us as just much as our affinities.

But what is it about hellenic culture that has made generations of influential scholars and writers view it as the essential starting point for understanding the art and reflection that define the West? This series of 24 lectures by an accomplished Greek scholar and teacher traces the complex web of links between the present and its Mediterranean origins, taking you from the Late Bronze Age up to the time of Philip II of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great.

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt


The Teaching Company - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Shrink-wrapped. But the civilization's fascinating story would live on for thousands of years. By recounting the lives and accomplishments of the men and women who made Egypt such a captivating civilization, Professor Brier presents a history of ancient Egypt that spans more than 30 centuries and introduces you to the personalities who made Egypt the greatest nation of the ancient world.

Egypt, no longer a nation, would become a Roman province. Shrink-wrapped. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Among other things, who taught egypt how to perfect the pyramid, 000 years; sneferu, " the first historical document, which is the most scrutinized episode in the history of Egyptology; and Cleopatra, you'll study: The "Narmer Palette, a structure whose origins lay in the need to protect desert graves from exposure by the wind; the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, whose images of Narmer's traditions would endure for 3, the enigmatic Grecian ruler who learned Egypt's language and tried to resurrect both the nation's religion and greatness.

Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt - Cleopatra's valiant efforts to save Egypt, with Marc Antony, with the aid of Julius Caesar and, afterward, were doomed. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. What is it about ancient egypt that still captures our imaginations? How did it grow from a few villages along the Nile into the greatest power the world had ever seen? Explore these questions and more in these 12 entertaining lectures that tell the stories of the great pharaohs and the daily realities of Egyptian life.

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The Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917


- From the idealism of the french revolution to the power of the Industrial Revolution to the chaos of World War I, this fascinating whirl of events, personalities, and forces formed the foundation for the modern world. And you'll consider the political and diplomatic moves of the great powers - great britain, Russia, France, and Italy - in the context of the deeper economic, Germany, Otto von Bismarck, and cultural forces at work and how they reflect the impact of some of history's most significant names, Austria-Hungary, social, including Napoleon Bonaparte, and Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll look at what the transition to modernity meant for peasants, aristocrats, women, workers, the middle class, and minorities. Over the course of 36 engaging lectures professor Weiner leads you on a spirited journey across an ever-changing European landscape, examining the forces and personalities that reshaped the continent's physical borders, diplomatic relationships, and balance of power.

The Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 - Shrink-wrapped. Assuming no prior knowledge of this era and no professional vocabulary, he explores this turbulent and important era with interest, curiosity, and passion. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. He repeatedly steps back from on-the-ground events to clarify historical trends or patterns, providing a comprehensive look at this engaging era.

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Ancient Empires before Alexander


The Teaching Company - Complete your knowledge of the ancient world with this comprehensive look at the dozen empires that flourished in the 2, 000 years before the conquests of Alexander the Great. Professor dise immerses you in the political, development, and military details of these thrilling civilizations, analyzing three basic questions: How did this particular empire emerge? How was it governed and defended? How and why did it ultimately fall? These questions raise a host of profound issues on the growth, administrative, and failures of vast imperial systems.

Spanning thousands of years of human history and encompassing regions both familiar and forgotten, this course is a remarkable tour through the farthest reaches of the ancient world - in all its marvelous diversity. Each lecture is packed with a range of rich sources on which our current understanding of the ancient Near East rests, including cuneiform tablets, colorful narratives, and archaeological remains.

Ancient Empires before Alexander - Shrink-wrapped. Dvd set. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Over the course of 36 insightful lectures, the mycenaean Greeks, the Carthaginians, and others as they rise to glory, clash with one another, the Persians, you'll follow the Egyptians, create administrative and military structures, and eventually collapse.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As you comb through these intriguing records, you quickly become more informed about how the past is recorded and passed down to subsequent generations.

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The Foundations of Western Civilization


The Great Courses The Teaching Company - And you'll examine the globalizations of Western civilization with the Portuguese and Spanish voyages of exploration and discovery. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. What is western civilization? according to professor Noble, it is "much more than human and political geography, " encompassing myriad forms of political and institutional structures - from monarchies to participatory republics - and its own traditions of political discourse.

Shrink-wrapped. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll watch as western Europe gradually expands, both physically and culturally. This broad and panoramic series, will help you pull an enormous sweep of history together into one coherent - though by no means closed - framework as you watch history develop under the influence of such critical factors as ecology and environment, geography, ripe with the telling detail on which history can turn, values, and climate; government and economics; technology; religion; work and leisure; philosophy; literature; art and architecture; and virtues, and aesthetics.

The Foundations of Western Civilization - Within this series of 48 lectures, you'll discover the many ways in which Western civilization has addressed those questions, from its first stirrings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt in 3000 B. C to the beginning of the 17th century and the dawn of the modern world. Shrink-wrapped.

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America and the World: A Diplomatic History


The Teaching Company - How could such an implausible metamorphosis have occurred? These 24 insightful lectures address that penetrating question and many others. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor stoler offers you a fresh view of america's shift from the periphery of international politics to its very center as he explores the key components of American diplomatic history, including the origins of American beliefs about our "mission" and proper place in the world; the expansion of the original United States across the North American continent through war and treaty; the achievement of victory in two world wars; and the 45-year cold war with the Soviet Union.

You'll also learn the origins and evolution of famous or significant pronouncements and policies, isolationism, the Monroe Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the idea of "Manifest Destiny", including Washington's Farewell Address, the Open Door policy, and the "containment" of Communism. Dvd set. In barely more than two centuries, the United States evolved from a sparsely settled handful of colonies into the most powerful nation the world has ever known.

America and the World: A Diplomatic History - Presenting history's events as only a single part of a much broader whole, Professor Stoler adds the "how" and "why" to the "what" of American diplomatic history. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The result is an entertaining series of lectures that will not only deepen your outlook on American history but will prove to you that not all history is made on the battlefield.

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Popes and the Papacy: A History


The Teaching Company - You'll follow four critical strands of papal history over 2, 000 years: the history of the "petrine" idea; the history of an institution; the history of popes and antipopes; the history of Western civilization; and you'll look inside the Vatican's doors and discover fresh views on the institution's people, ideas, traditions, and routines, as well as the important roles played by organizations like the Curia and the Secretariat of State.

. Shrink-wrapped. Professor noble gives you priceless insights into the dramatic history of the papal office and the lives of the men who represented it. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. More than a billion Roman Catholics throughout the world today look to the pope for guidance and leadership.

Popes and the Papacy: A History - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll investigate the mechanisms by which the church not only ministers to its worldwide flock but also deals with the practical realities of its administration.

Despite the papacy's enormous influence, how much do you really know about this ancient and powerful institution? Catholics and non-Catholics alike will enjoy these 24 illuminating lectures about this remarkable institution.

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