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Renaissance & Early Modern History

Renaissance & Early Modern History

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  1. Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This course is designed to illuminate for both Catholics and non-Catholics the remarkable institution known as the "Petrine Office." It is taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, director of the Medieval Institute and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame—who has spent more than 30 years immersed in the subject. The insights and wisdom he has gathered along the way make Popes and the Papacy: A...
  2. Italian Renaissance

    Italian Renaissance

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.6 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of all that it gave us: the sculptures of Michelangelo. The paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. The writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why there was such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy, beginning in the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy and not some other part of Europe? Why did it happen...
  3. A History of Eastern Europe

    A History of Eastern Europe

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (167)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Experience the astounding history of one of the world’s most fascinating places—and fill in a critical gap in your understanding of the globe. Uncover waves of migration and invasion, battles over the formation and dissolution of nations, and struggles for self-rule and self-identification that form the captivating story of this region. This survey gives you the historical context to understand Eastern Europe...
  4. History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

    Brad S. Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (89)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Explore a watershed period in history as you examine the people, ideas, and events that transformed Western Christianity at the dawn of the modern age. This course is designed to give you a balanced, historical overview of the complex and dramatic events of the Reformation era during the epoch-making years between Luther’s 95 Theses in 1517 and the end of the Thirty Years’ War in 1648.
  5. Machiavelli in Context

    Machiavelli in Context

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    What images does the name Machiavelli conjure up? Political opportunism? Cold-blooded manipulation? The ends that justify the means? But does the Machiavelli most of us think we know bear any resemblance to the Machiavelli who lived, pondered, and wrote? Professor William R. Cook offers the opportunity to meet an extraordinarily thoughtful and sincere student of history and its lessons.
  6. History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts

    Robert Bucholz
    4.8 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (153)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    Explore the Tudor-Stuart era: a captivating examination of the 229-year period from 1485–1714 during which England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called the first modern society. In making that transformation, England became the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Award-winning Professor Robert Bucholz of Loyola University of Chicago presents a sweeping, 48-lecture course...
  7. Conquest of the Americas

    Conquest of the Americas

    Marshall C. Eakin
    4.5 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (117)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    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.
  8. The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

    The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.1 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (44)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Christianity is the largest and most global religious tradition in history. For nearly 2,000 years, the Christian faith has remained at or near the center of Western moral debate and conceptions of human identity, just action, and ultimate meaning. It has both shaped history and responded to history, showing an extraordinary adaptability within greatly differing cultures. Its practice and influence appears in every...
  9. The Catholic Church: A History

    The Catholic Church: A History

    William R. Cook
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Explore the vast and fascinating history of one of the most influential institutions in the world with The Catholic Church: A History. In 36 informative and engaging lectures, follow the development of this powerful religious force throughout the centuries and witness its ability to move armies, inspire saints, and shape the lives and spirits of its more than 1 billion members. With noted historian and Professor...
  10. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.3 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (111)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    This 24-lecture course explores Luther’s theology and the Reformation after he posted his famous 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. How did this late-medieval man launch the Protestant Reformation and help create the modern world? Is he hero or heretic, rebel or tormented soul? This course by Professor Phillip Cary of Eastern University will help you reach your own conclusions.
  11. The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

    The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

    Joyce E. Salisbury
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    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.
  12. Books That Matter: The Prince

    Books That Matter: The Prince

    William Landon
    4.4 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £24.99 £24.99£24.99
    What does it really mean to be Machiavellian? Books That Matter: The Prince delves into one of the great books of Western history, revealing the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views, his tumultuous relationship with Florentine politics, his reception by his contemporaries and by 20th-century scholars, and his lasting influence on everyone from William Shakespeare to Joseph Stalin.
  13. Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Italians Before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    Kenneth R. Bartlett
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Esteemed Italian history professor Kenneth R. Bartlett takes you on a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. You will learn the mosaic of histories and culture that make up this dynamic nation-how the independent states competed on the battlefield, in the marketplace, and in the world of artistic expression.
  14. History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Discover the awe-inspiring tales of the world’s most influential explorers. From ancient wayfarers to modern astronauts, intrepid individuals bound the continents together, connected isolated peoples, and sparked a cross-fertilization of ideas, technologies, and even foods. Follow history’s adventurers to the frozen Poles, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the ocean’s depths, and the final frontier of space.
  15. 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 £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    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...