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  1. Books That Have Made History:  Books That Can Change Your Life Sale

    Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    J. Rufus Fears
    4 out of 5
    66% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (172)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £14.99 £79.99 £14.99£79.99
    What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history—works that shaped the minds of great individuals and offer an extraordinary gift of wisdom. This course focuses on intellectual...
  2. American Identity

    American Identity

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4.6 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £39.99 £39.99£39.99
    Historian Patrick N. Allitt investigates the national character by introducing you to notable Americans from Thomas Jefferson to Al Capone, whose lives speak eloquently about qualities that make one truly American. While the course is enjoyable simply as a well-told series of biographies, it does much more, helping you gain a deeper understanding of the trends and ideas that shaped America.
  3. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Sale

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (62)
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    Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas provide a window into his personal musical development and highlight the piano as an evolving instrument. Professor Robert Greenberg combines analysis of extensive musical excerpts with historical anecdotes, metaphors, and humor to show what goes on inside a musical composition and how Beethoven often broke all former rules to achieve a new, powerful effect.
  4. Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Allen C. Guelzo
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (121)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    What made our 16th president capable of achieving his greatness? Explore this grand question with the help of award-winning Professor Allen C. Guelzo, one of the country's most distinguished Abraham Lincoln scholars. In Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, he takes you on an insightful tour of Lincoln's life and an evaluation of how his legacy lives on today. See Lincoln through the eyes of those who knew,...
  5. Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

    Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

    Robert I. Weiner
    3.8 out of 5
    57% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (112)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Few periods of history are so captivatingly complex as Europe's 19th century, the often-broadly defined period from the French Revolution to World War I that formed the foundation of the modern world. These lectures enable you to take an enormous stride toward understanding this turbulent and important era and its effect on peasants, workers, the middle class, aristocrats, women, and minorities.
  6. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.5 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (30)
    Starting at £69.99 Starting at £69.99 £139.99 £69.99£139.99
    From Mesopotamia to Mississippi, from the anonymous writer of the Epic of Gilgamesh to William Faulkner, writing 3,600 years later, many of the greatest figures of Western culture have been its writers. This course is your guide to a rich sampling of their masterpieces, chosen, explained, and analyzed by five outstanding professors. In addition to novelists, poets, and dramatists, you will study historians,...
  7. Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Great Ideas of Philosophy, 2nd Edition

    Daniel N. Robinson
    4.4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (157)
    Starting at £84.99 Starting at £84.99 £114.99 £84.99£114.99
    These lectures offer a coherent and beautifully articulated introduction to the great philosophic conversation of the ages. They cover an enormous range of seminal thinkers and perspectives, but always from the vantage point of the enduring questions: What can we know? How ought we to act? How should we order our life together? Dr. Robinson's lectures make the ideas of philosophy thrilling, passionate, human, and...
  8. Story of Human Language

    Story of Human Language

    John McWhorter
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (239)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Dr. John McWhorter, one of America's leading linguists and a frequent commentator on network television and National Public Radio, takes you on a fascinating, 36-lecture tour of the development of human language—he unfolds the story of how a single tongue spoken 300,000 years ago may have evolved into the estimated 7,000 languages used worldwide today. Discover why, for the past century, linguistics has been one...
  9. Tocqueville and the American Experiment

    Tocqueville and the American Experiment

    William R. Cook
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Was the greatest book on U.S. democracy ever written crafted by a Frenchman visiting this country some 175 years ago? Why would such a book be relevant in today's ever-changing political landscape? Professor William R. Cook of the State University of New York, Geneseo, leads a 24-lecture, spirited exploration of Alexis de Tocqueville and his unique observations of this young nation that resulted in Democracy in...
  10. Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation Sale

    Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation

    Phillip Cary
    4.4 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (110)
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    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. Physics in Your Life

    Physics in Your Life

    Richard Wolfson
    4.7 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (64)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Why does a curveball curve? Why does ice float? How do CDs and DVDs work? Why don't your legs break when you jump off a chair? What keeps a moving bicycle from falling over? These questions involve physical principles that relate not only to interesting aspects of our daily lives, but also explain fundamental features of reality. In this DVD-only course, filled with hands-on demonstrations, you explore the physics...
  12. Jesus and the Gospels

    Jesus and the Gospels

    Luke Timothy Johnson
    4.5 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (79)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Who was Jesus? Is it possible to shape a single picture from the various accounts of his life? Jesus and the Gospels examines the canonical Gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John familiar to us from the New Testament, as well as the many other, apocryphal narratives and literary works that have contributed to our perceptions of Jesus, Mary, and Christianity. Award-winning Professor Luke Timothy Johnson designed...
  13. Biology: The Science of Life Sale

    Biology: The Science of Life

    Stephen Nowicki
    4.5 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (109)
    Save up to £15.00 Starting at £89.99 £129.99 £89.99£129.99
    One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding the intricate machinery of life. This intensive, 72-lecture course gives you the background and guidance to explore in depth the fundamental principles of how living things work-principles such as evolution by natural selection, the cellular structure of organisms, the DNA theory of inheritance, and other key ideas that...
  14. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

    Bob Brier
    4.7 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (177)
    Starting at £14.99 Starting at £14.99 £29.99 £14.99£29.99
    No great civilization continues to speak to us like that of ancient Egypt. Yet what made Egypt great were the individuals who ruled it. Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt recounts the lives and accomplishments of great leaders such as Tutankhamen, Ramses the Great, and Cleopatra. Professor Bob Brier, an acclaimed Egyptologist, presents a veritable 30-century history of Egypt that peers into almost every aspect of...
  15. Chamber Music of Mozart Sale

    Chamber Music of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
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    Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances presents an outstanding opportunity to study and enjoy a variety of chamber works drawn primarily from Mozart’s golden years in Vienna, 1781–1791. The centerpiece of this 16-lecture course is the set of six Haydn string quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend, the great Joseph Haydn.
  16. Peoples and Cultures of the World Sale

    Peoples and Cultures of the World

    Edward Fischer
    4 out of 5
    53% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
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    As the “science of humanity,” anthropology can help us understand virtually everything about ourselves, from our political and economic systems, to why we get married, to how we decide to buy a particular bottle of wine. In this 24-lecture series, Professor Edward Fischer of Vanderbilt University provides an extraordinary glimpse into the world’s varied human societies—including our own.
  17. Introduction to Judaism Sale

    Introduction to Judaism

    Shai Cherry
    4.4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (66)
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    Judaism is far from simple, and as a religion, culture, and civilization, it has evolved in surprising ways. Professor Shai Cherry shows how, for all it has changed, Judaism has maintained unbroken ties to a foundation text, an ethnicity, a set of rituals and holidays, and a land. Join him for this enlightening 24-lecture course and discover Judaism’s remarkable history.
  18. Early Middle Ages Sale

    Early Middle Ages

    Philip Daileader
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (206)
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    Professor Philip Daileader of The College of William and Mary returns in this 24-lecture series to give you new insight into the Dark Ages, the era which spanned the decline and fall of Rome's western empire and lingered for centuries. Discover what findings modern archaeology has unearthed, and look into the fascinating personalities and events of this once-lost era.
  19. Age of Pericles

    Age of Pericles

    Jeremy McInerney
    4.7 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (49)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £24.99 £24.99£24.99
    We call it the Golden Age: the time during the 5th century B.C. when the Greek city-state of Athens experienced a cultural flowering of extraordinary power and importance for Western culture. In the generation that followed Pericles’s appearance on the public stage after the Persian wars, Athens transformed the allied Greek states into a true Aegean empire, dominated by the Athenians and their mighty navy.
  20. Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    William Kloss
    5 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    No era of artistic achievement is as renowned as the Renaissance, and no country holds a higher place in it than Italy. In this course you experience supreme artworks created in Florence, Rome, Venice, and other Italian cities by such masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian—unequaled masterpieces that established a canon of beauty that pervades Western culture to this day....