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243 Courses

  1. World War II: The Pacific Theater

    World War II: The Pacific Theater

    Craig L. Symonds
    4.6 out of 5
    51% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    World War II: The Pacific Theater—produced by The Great Courses in partnership with HISTORY®—takes you into the sweeping story of the American fight against the Japanese. Taught by Professor Craig L. Symonds, a distinguished military historian at the US Naval War College, these 24 vivid lectures chronicle the global trajectory of the war in the Pacific, from the attack on Pearl Harbor to the birth of the atomic...
  2. Exploring the Mayan World

    Exploring the Mayan World

    Edwin Barnhart
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Visually compelling and unlike anything The Great Courses has produced before, Exploring the Mayan World feels like your favorite travel show. In eight immersive episodes, decode cultural messages hidden in ancient Maya sites; explore the legacy of Spanish interactions with the Maya as they are reflected in modern towns; chat with archaeologists, artisans, and other local experts; and witness the Maya legacy in...
  3. The Mongol Empire

    The Mongol Empire

    Craig G. Benjamin
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (10)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Taught by Professor Craig Benjamin of Grand Valley State University, this course follows the Mongol mounted warriors who emerged out of Central Asia in the 13th century to conquer much of the known world. Although the Mongols fought with unparalleled brutality, they aspired to many of the civilized values of their victims and helped trigger long-lasting cultural interchange between East and West.
  4. Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Books that Matter: The Federalist Papers

    Joseph L. Hoffmann
    4.8 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (35)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    Books That Matter: The Federalist Papers gives you the chance to delve into one of the most influential guides to the U.S. Constitution. Taught by acclaimed professor and legal scholar Joseph L. Hoffmann of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, these 12 thought-provoking lectures unpack the 85 brilliant essays by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay that serve essentially as the Bible of American...
  5. America's Long Struggle Against Slavery

    America's Long Struggle Against Slavery

    Richard Bell
    4.3 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    America’s Long Struggle against Slavery is your chance to survey the history of the American anti-slavery movement, from the dawn of the transatlantic slave trade during the late 15th century to the end of Reconstruction in 1877 and beyond. Taught by Professor Richard Bell of the University of Maryland, these 30 eye-opening lectures give you an up-close view of a venal institution and the people who fought against...
  6. The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    The Greek World: A Study of History and Culture

    Robert Garland
    4.4 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (14)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    The ancient Greeks, more than any other early culture, have given us the template for Western civilization. This course takes you from the great Classical and Hellenistic eras through Greece’s dramatic modern history. You’ll discover Greek culture in examples such as: Athenian democracy; Greek religious beliefs; Greek drama, epic poetry, and philosophy; and Greek sculpture, vase painting, and architecture.
  7. Cooking across the Ages

    Cooking across the Ages

    Ken Albala
    4.8 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (33)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In Cooking across the Ages, award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific takes us on a fascinating international journey through civilization across the ages and around the world—all through the lens of cooking. In 24 fascinating lectures while he cooks, Dr. Albala welcomes you into his own home kitchen, encouraging you to explore unfamiliar cuisines as a type of gastronomic time travel that...
  8. The Great Tours: France through the Ages

    The Great Tours: France through the Ages

    John Greene
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (80)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    France ignites the imagination and dazzles the senses like no other country on Earth. In this thrilling travelogue, you’ll discover the 35,000-year-old cave paintings of Chauvet, the medieval castles of the Cathars, the palace of Versailles, and the sites where the French Revolution unfolded. You’ll also explore romantic Paris; the Loire Valley châteaux; and France’s food, wine, sublime art and architecture,...
  9. 1066: The Year That Changed Everything

    1066: The Year That Changed Everything

    Jennifer Paxton
    4.7 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (27)
    Starting at £12.99 Starting at £12.99 £21.99 £12.99£21.99
    With 1066, Professor Jennifer Paxton's exciting and historically rich six-lecture course, experience for yourself the drama of this dynamic year in medieval history-centering on the Norman Conquest of England that would dramatically reshape both English and Western history. Taking you from the shores of Scandinavia and France to the battlefields of the English countryside, this course plunges you into a world of...
  10. The Pagan World: Ancient Religions Before Christianity

    The Pagan World: Ancient Religions Before Christianity

    Hans-Friedrich Mueller
    4.5 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (22)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    In The Pagan World: Ancient Religions before Christianity, you will meet the fascinating, ancient polytheistic peoples of the Mediterranean and beyond, their gods and goddesses, and their public and private worship practices, as you come to better understand the foundational role religion played in their daily lives. Because their religion circumscribed almost all aspects of life both inside and outside the home, it...
  11. America after the Cold War: The First Thirty Years

    America after the Cold War: The First Thirty Years

    Patrick N. Allitt
    4 out of 5
    45% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (11)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £29.99 £19.99£29.99
    America after the Cold War: The First Thirty Years offers you the chance to step back and look at the complex and ever-evolving story of the United States from 1990 to 2019. Taught by esteemed professor and Great Courses favorite Dr. Patrick Allitt of Emory University, these 12 fascinating lectures tie all the threads of contemporary life together and give you a rich understanding of the world we live in today.
  12. World War II: Battlefield Europe

    World War II: Battlefield Europe

    David R. Stone
    4.8 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Designed in partnership with HISTORY® and using a distinctly European perspective, World War II: Battlefield Europe provides a fresh lens through which to study major battles, larger-than-life personalities, twists of fate, and tales of intrigue. Over 24 lectures, a military historian reveals the strategic decisions behind U-boat assaults, D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the fall of Berlin, and so much more.
  13. A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

    A Historian Goes to the Movies: Ancient Rome

    Gregory S. Aldrete
    3.8 out of 5
    65% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (40)
    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...
  14. Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

    Liberty on Trial in America: Cases That Defined Freedom

    Douglas O. Linder
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    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...
  15. Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868

    Going to the Devil: The Impeachment of 1868

    4.8 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (16)
    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...
  16. America's Musical Heritage

    America's Musical Heritage

    Anthony Seeger
    3.9 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
    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.
  17. The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin

    The Rise of Communism: From Marx to Lenin

    Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
    4.7 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (26)
    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.
  18. The Real History of Secret Societies

    The Real History of Secret Societies

    Richard B. Spence
    4.1 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£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...
  19. 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
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£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.
  20. Years That Changed History: 1215

    Years That Changed History: 1215

    Dorsey Armstrong
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£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.