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232 Courses

  1. A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

    A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (1)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    From Ben-Hur to Spartacus to Gladiator, get a front-row look at the great movies that have shaped ancient Rome’s role in popular culture and memory. The 12 lectures of Professor Gregory S. Aldrete’s A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome cover over 50 years of cinematic history and talent, and immerse you in the glory and grandeur—and even the folly—of classic and contemporary films set in Roman...
  2. Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

    Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

    Douglas O. Linder
    5 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (1)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom, you will learn how liberty increased in our country when individuals sued for freedoms and when cases were brought specifically to test the limits of the Constitution. In 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Douglas O. Linder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law takes you behinds the scenes of the trials that recognized many of the...
  3. Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868

    Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868

    5 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (1)
    Starting at £11.99 Starting at £11.99 £14.99 £11.99£14.99
    The Great Courses is proud to present Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868 This first-time-ever original narrative documentary is a unique and entertaining retelling of the turbulent yet fascinating events leading up to and through the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. You’ll hear “first-hand” from the characters themselves—including Thaddeus Stevens, Charles Sumner, and others who were...
  4. America's Musical Heritage

    America's Musical Heritage

    Anthony Seeger
    4.5 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (6)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    In Professor Anthony Seeger’s America’s Musical Heritage, learn how to listen to the music of America with new ears. Produced in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings—proprietor of the vast treasury of American vernacular music—these 12 lectures explore more than 200 years of music from trailblazers like Scott Joplin, the Memphis Jug Band, Woody Guthrie, and many others.
  5. The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin

    The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    In the 12 lectures of The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin, investigate communism’s journey from a theory to a movement that rocked the world. You’ll meet thinkers and revolutionaries like Rosa Luxemburg and Leon Trotsky; unpack the meaning of texts like Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto; and experience the shock and awe of the Paris Commune, Lenin’s October Revolution, and other events.
  6. The Real History of Secret Societies

    The Real History of Secret Societies

    Richard B. Spence
    4.2 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Secret societies have attracted some of history’s most brilliant, and some of its most evil, minds. Often demonized by their enemies, many secret societies have become the stuff of myths and conspiracy theories. Award-winning Professor Richard B. “Rick” Spence brings the expertise of HISTORY® as he guides you through the fascinating, often mystifying—sometimes disturbing—occasionally inspiring world of...
  7. Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

    Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America's Pastime

    Bruce Markusen
    4.2 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Every time you watch baseball, you’re participating in the latest chapter of a compelling story that goes back hundreds of years. In 24 lectures that paint a portrait of the sport’s remarkable past, taking you from the decades before the Civil War to the pivotal year of 1920, Play Ball! The Rise of Baseball as America’s Pastime strikes a perfect balance between sports lore and cultural history.
  8. Years That Changed History: 1215

    Years That Changed History: 1215

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.9 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Years That Changed History: 1215 is a unique course, offering you the chance to delve into one of the most interesting periods in world history. Over 24 wide-ranging lectures, Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University gives you the Big History of this singular year, introducing you to the people, events, and consequences of the world in 1215.
  9. The Agency: A History of the CIA

    The Agency: A History of the CIA

    Hugh Wilford
    4.2 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Few organizations are as fascinating, as mysterious—and as controversial—as the Central Intelligence Agency. In The Agency: A History of the CIA, Professor Hugh Wilford transforms decades of research into an engrossing 24-lecture course that helps you better understand the role the CIA has played in recent American history, from the Cold War to the War on Terror.
  10. The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome traces the breathtaking history from the empire’s foundation by Augustus to its Golden Age in the 2nd century CE through a series of ever-worsening crises until the empire's ultimate collapse. Over 24 lectures, Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the University of Wisconsin-reen Bay offers you the chance to experience a new history of Rome, incorporating the latest...
  11. Investigating American Presidents

    Investigating American Presidents

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    What limits are there—if any—on presidential power? How do we keep such power in check? In the 12 timely lectures of Investigating American Presidents, Paul Rosenzweig of The George Washington University School of Law guides you through the ins and outs of presidential investigations, using past scandals and controversies as a lens through which to make sense of current (and future) ones.
  12. The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (127)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    No matter what you are hoping to discover in this magnificent region, The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales is the perfect guide. Taught by acclaimed Professor Patrick Allitt, a British-born scholar who teaches at Emory University, these 36 engrossing lectures give you an insider’s take on traveling through Great Britain.
  13. The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World

    The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World

    Steven L. Tuck
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (24)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In The Architecture of Power: Great Palaces of the Ancient World, tour awe-inspiring structures of the ancient world with Professor Steven L. Tuck. As you make your way through these storied sites—some of which no longer exist—you’ll also delve into an exploration of the meaning of power and the ways it operated in societies across the globe.
  14. How Winston Churchill Changed the World

    How Winston Churchill Changed the World

    Michael Shelden
    4.9 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Winston Churchill didn’t just live history—he made it. In How Winston Churchill Changed the World, join Churchill-biographer Professor Michael Shelden for a multifaceted, 24-lecture exploration of the statesman’s life, accomplishments, complexities, and failures. It’s an unforgettable journey through the 20th century in the footsteps of the man who helped humanity prevail during violent, dangerous times.
  15. Understanding Russia: A Cultural History

    Understanding Russia: A Cultural History

    Lynne Ann Hartnett
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In a time when the eyes of the Western world are drawn to Russia and her role on the world stage, it’s amazing how little many of us really know about it. Blending history with cultural studies, the 24 lectures of Understanding Russia: A Cultural History bring you closer than ever to the Russian people through the poetry of Pushkin, the comfort of early folk tales, the faith of medieval iconography, the...
  16. A New History of the American South

    A New History of the American South

    Edward L. Ayers
    4.3 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    To know the history of the American South is to come to terms with a historical drama of global consequence. In this course, you’ll relive the story of the South through essential episodes such as: the forging of the slave South, Southern prosperity and the cotton economy, the lives of the enslaved, the breakdown of the Union and the wartime South, emancipation and Reconstruction, and the making of the New South.
  17. Renaissance: The Transformation of the West Sale

    Renaissance: The Transformation of the West

    Jennifer McNabb
    4.1 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (39)
    Save up to £30.00 Starting at £29.99 £99.99 £29.99£99.99
    In the 48 lectures of Renaissance: The Transformation of the West, award-winning Professor Jennifer McNabb guides you through centuries of exhilarating change in Europe, focusing on often-unexplored or overlooked areas, including the role of women in the Renaissance, the lives of the poor and elite, Renaissance home and family life, and the connections between the Renaissance and the Reformation.
  18. Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language

    Michael Carasik
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Get an authoritative primer on a fascinating ancient tongue with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Covering everything from the Hebrew alphabet and punctuation marks to essential vocabulary words to advanced grammatical rules, Professor Michael Carasik’s 36 lectures equip you to read one of the world’s greatest books in its original language on your own.
  19. Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Ancient Civilizations of North America

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (128)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Most of what we’ve been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. Now, in Ancient Civilizations of North America, Professor Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, reveals the astounding true accomplishments of these ancient cultures—vibrant cities, agriculture, art, large-scale earthen pyramids, astronomical...
  20. Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

    Robert Garland
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (19)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University unpacks the development of Athenian democracy, going inside the assemblies and courts to reveal how citizen rule worked—and where it came up short. Unprecedented, flawed, relevant to our time, and captivating in its own right, the story of Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages explores what is arguably the boldest...