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The Development of European Civilization

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#ad - In almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested. You'll also make sense of the european ideologies of government, " taxation, the concept of "the consent of the governed, an independent judiciary, including the rule of law, and other concepts.

And you'll witness the evolution of the European class system, which influenced the social forces that swirled around it just as much as it was influenced by them. More important: he offers you the chance to experience Europe's development from a European perspective. As you follow professor bartlett through the dramatic story of European history, liberalism, nationalism, including absolutism, capitalism, rationalism, you'll learn about the major ideologies and "isms" that bubbled forth from Europe's constantly fermenting cauldron of debate and conflict, scientism, and totalitarianism.

The Development of European Civilization #ad - These 48 lectures lead you through the doors of that laboratory and guide you through the development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II. Rather than offering a laundry list of dates, and famous individuals, events, Professor Bartlett leaves you instead with an understanding of historical and social causality.

And you'll be living with the consequences for the rest of your life. You'll explore the new roles for religion in European life, from the end of the traditional union of altar and throne to great upheavals such as the Protestant Reformation and the Great Schism. You'll investigate the forces that intermingled to create the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying economic and social upheavals that would, in turn, create so many more.

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The Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

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The Teaching Company #ad - It explains how these startling changes came about; the social, economic, and political factors that helped steer Europe away from the Middle Ages and into the modern world; the kinds of patterns we can see during this time; and how these centuries were critical to the entire narrative of history and have contributed to the Western world we know today.

This comprehensive series of 48 lectures by an award-winning teacher and scholar sheds new light on this critical period by exploring the political, social, cultural, and economic revolutions that transformed Europe between the arrival of the Black Death in the 14th century to the onset of the Enlightenment in the 18th century.

The Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations #ad - Yet the europe that emerged from this was vastly different from the Europe that entered it. Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. Between 1348 and 1715, western europe was fraught with turmoil, numerous and bitter religious wars, beset by the Black Plague, and frequent political revolutions and upheavals.

By the start of the 18th century, Europe had been revitalized and reborn in a radical break with the past that would have untold ramifications for human civilization. While religion, exploration, politics, wars, he also pays close attention to art, science, and economics dominate this period, and technology.

Professor fix covers a remarkable breadth of subjects relating to European history from 1348 to 1715.

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Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

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The Great Courses #ad - Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean #ad - Florence and the Guild Republic. Course lecture Titles: 1. 8. 19. Milan and the Visconti. 24. Venice-A Maritime Republic. Genoa, La Superba. 7. The italian Mosaic-E Pluribus Gloria. 18. 22. Mantua and the Gonzaga. 5. 21. Naples-a Matter of Wills. The question of Sovereignty. Ferrara and the Este Family. The terraferma Empire. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

2. The sforza Dynasty. 20 Twenty-four award-winning university level lessons on four DVD's contained within two clamshell cases and accompanied by a 181 page course outline book; ISBN #1598033484. 3. Papal Ambition. 15. Naples and the Threat to Italian Liberty. Siena and the Struggle for Liberty. 23. 14.

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Birth of the Modern Mind : The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries

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The Teaching Company #ad - Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. You'll witness in its tumultuous history the birth of modern thought in the dilemmas, Hobbes, Descartes, Pascal, Locke, Diderot, as wielded by the likes of thinkers like Bacon, and extraordinary works of the 17th and 18th-century mind, debates, Hume, Newton, Voltaire, and Rousseau.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Between 1600 and 1800, such a revolution of the intellect seized Europe, shaking the minds of the continent as few things before or since. What we now know as the enlightenment challenged previously accepted ways of understanding reality, sparking what Professor Kors calls, representative democracy, bringing about modern science, and a wave of wars, if not human, "perhaps the most profound transformation of European, life.

In this series of 24 insightful lectures, you'll explore the astonishing conceptual and cultural revolution of the Enlightenment. Revolutions in thought as opposed to those in politics or science are in many ways the most far-reaching of all. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Birth of the Modern Mind : The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries #ad - And you'll understand why educated europeans came to believe that they had a new understanding - of thought and the human mind, of method, of nature, and of the uses of knowledge - with which they could come to know the world correctly for the first time in human history, and with which they could rewrite the possibilities of human life.

They affect how we grant legitimacy to authority, create standards of right and wrong, define what is possible, and even view the potential of human life.

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

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#ad - 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. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. You'll look at what the transition to modernity meant for peasants, aristocrats, the middle class, workers, women, and minorities. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Assuming no prior knowledge of this era and no professional vocabulary, he explores this turbulent and important era with interest, curiosity, and passion.

The Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 #ad - Few periods of history offer such captivating complexity as Europe in the long 19th century between 1789 and 1914. Over the course of 36 engaging lectures professor Weiner leads you on a spirited journey across an ever-changing European landscape, diplomatic relationships, examining the forces and personalities that reshaped the continent's physical borders, and balance of power.

He repeatedly steps back from on-the-ground events to clarify historical trends or patterns, providing a comprehensive look at this engaging era. With this ambitious look at the evolution of the environment that ultimately made World War I possible, Professor Weiner explores more than factual history - the dates, battles, and treaties.

. And you'll consider the political and diplomatic moves of the great powers - great britain, Austria-Hungary, and cultural forces at work and how they reflect the impact of some of history's most significant names, Russia, Otto von Bismarck, Germany, France, and Italy - in the context of the deeper economic, social, including Napoleon Bonaparte, and Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As you explore innovative athenian approaches to democracy, and empire, law, you discover how these approaches served as the bedrock for ideas and practices that you live with every day. From the emergence of greece at the end of the Dark Ages to the final disintegration of Greek autonomy through the Macedonian kings Philip II and Alexander the Great.

You also encounter a wealth of intriguing links to many of our own contemporary institutions and attitudes about democracy, law, and empire. The story of how this tentative structure transformed into the firm foundation of our contemporary world is gripping, enlightening, and immensely rewarding. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World #ad - By the end of professor worthington's final captivating lecture, you discover that there was nothing inevitable about democracy, the Western concept of justice, or any of the other traditions and institutions that now play such central roles in the politics of the modern Western world. Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing.

Concentrating on the city-states of mainland greece, with a special focus on athens, the peloponnesian War, Professor Worthington guides through some of history's most hard-fought struggles - from armed conflicts such as the Persian Wars, and the campaigns of Alexander the Great to political and social struggles including the late 6th-century civil war in Athens that pitted nobles against the lower classes and eventually produced the first stirrings of democracy.

Immerse yourself in this comprehensive survey of ancient Greece from 750 to 323 B. C.

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Herodotus: The Father of History

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The Teaching Company #ad - Made them the first Europeans to throw back an eastern invasion. 484-420 b. C. E. Was a greek who was born in what is now the modern Turkish resort town of Bodrum and who died, so tradition says, in the south of Italy. In these lectures, professor vandiver introduces you to Herodotus and The Histories, tracing the influences he assimilated and the new methods he used in crafting this monumental work.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You learn how that work looked at the past in new and fresh ways, but as something that lies close at hand; as something that immediately affects the here and now, seeing it not as a distant recess shrouded in legend and rumor, and as a subject whose great personalities and patterns of events can be studied in order to make the reasons behind them as clear as possible.

Witness the "works and wonders" of the ancient world through the eyes of its first great historian in this sparkling series of 24 lectures from a much-honored teacher and classical scholar. In between, his tirelessly inquiring mind took him from one corner of the known world to another. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Italian Renaissance

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#ad - This course contains a wealth of details that will give you a feel and appreciation for the Italian Renaissance - its contributions to history, both famous and ordinary, the ways it was similar and dissimilar to our times, and how the people of the time, experienced it. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The effects of the italian renaissance are still with us today, from the incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to the immortal writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But why was there such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy at the start of the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy? And why in certain Italian city-states such as Florence? Professor Bartlett probes these questions and more in 36 dynamic lectures.

Italian Renaissance #ad - At the heart of renaissance italy were the city-states, intellect, home to the money, and talent needed for the growth of Renaissance culture. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. This is your opportunity to appreciate the results of the Italian Renaissance and gain an understanding of the underlying social, political, and economic forces that made such exceptional art and culture possible.

Our concept of participatory government, our philosophy of the content and purpose of education, our belief in the value of competition, even our notions of love all have roots in the Renaissance period. You'll look at the republic of florence, as well as other city-states that, thanks to geographical and historical circumstances, had much different political and social structures.

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Late Middle Ages

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The Great Courses #ad - If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information. The middle ages was also a period when the persisting legacy of knights, serfs, and castles coexisted with the cannons and muskets newly made possible by gunpowder.

Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. You'll look at the black death, the carnage of frequent wars, and the religious turmoil we associate with the Middle Ages. But you'll also look at the beginning of the intellectual and cultural movement known as Humanism, which planted the seeds of modernity.

Late Middle Ages #ad - Your satisfaction is important to us, warps, or gets damaged, and we at The Great Courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, we will replace it free of charge.1300 to c. The late middle Ages - the two centuries from c.

. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. But these were hardly the only forces that tug modern-day historians in multiple directions. Humanism's precepts, for creativity, humans have an enormous capacity for goodness, which hearkened back to the moral inspiration inherent in classical artistic values, even for the achievement of happiness.

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Between the Rivers : The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

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The Teaching Company #ad - All cultures lie in the shadow of ancient Mesopotamia-the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that is now mostly encompassed by the borders of modern Iraq. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor castor creates a detailed image not only of larger Mesopotamian society but of life on the level of the individual Mesopotamian as well.

You peer into the lives and fortunes of Mesopotamia's people and learn about the birth of the urban lifestyle. Among the many fascinating insights into daily mesopotamian life you examine are how they ate, learned, worshiped, worked, Syria, married, and reared children; used scientific ideas to help them order and understand the natural world; engaged with their powerful neighbors in Egypt, and Anatolia modern-day Turkey; waged war and experienced peace; and endured the collapse of their cities.

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Ancient Greek Civilization

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The Great Courses #ad - 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.

Dvd set. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 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.

Ancient Greek Civilization #ad - 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.

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

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