Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, Ph.D.

Professor Thomas F. X. Noble
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Michigan State University
One great scholar said that history was a process of challenge and response. Surely we must ask what challenges remain.

Dr. Thomas F. X. Noble is Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his B.A. in History from Ohio University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History from Michigan State University. Professor Noble has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and research grants from the American Philosophical Society. In 2008 he received the Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Teaching from Notre Dame. In 1999 he was awarded the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award and a David Harrison III Award for outstanding undergraduate advising, both from the University of Virginia. Professor Noble is the author, coauthor, or editor of 10 books and has published more than 40 articles, chapters, and essays. His coauthored textbook, Western Civilization: The Continuing Experiment, is in its 5th edition. His research has concentrated on late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, focusing on the history of the city of Rome, the history of the papacy, and the age of Charlemagne.

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"Professor Noble was absolutely flawless!  Knowledge of and passion for subject matter evident throughout course in every lecture.  Totally enjoyable experience."

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  1. Foundations of Western Civilization Sale

    Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.4 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (251)
    Save up to £75.00 Starting at £19.99 £99.99 £19.99£99.99
    You can discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization from its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world. This broad, sweeping series helps you cover an enormous amount of historical material as you see how Western civilization evolved. Concentrating on the period 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, Professor Thomas F. X. Noble unfolds for...
  2. Popes and the Papacy: A History Sale

    Popes and the Papacy: A History

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (103)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £6.99 £54.99 £6.99£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...
  3. Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    4.5 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Explore the five momentous centuries that link the Classical and Modern worlds in Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation. This 36-lecture course, taught by distinguished medieval historian Professor Thomas F. X. Noble, shows you how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations: Medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Caliphate. You explore many features of the period between...
  4. 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
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (31)
    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,...
  5. (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £186.98 Starting at £186.98 £186.98 £186.98£186.98
    Explore the vast scope of ancient history—and its undeniable impact on our modern world—in this sweeping two-course set. Start with The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, which immerses you in Greek ideas of democracy, law, and empire, as well as their impact on our own institutions. Then, continue with The Foundations of Western Civilization, which takes you from the great river valleys of Iraq to...
  6. (Set) History of the Ancient World & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) History of the Ancient World & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £130.98 Starting at £130.98 £186.98 £130.98£186.98
    Learn powerful, enduring lessons from the past with these two courses that offer insights into the history of the ancient world and one of Western civilization's greatest faiths. In History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective, examine the ancient world's greatest civilizations in the full context of where they came from, the cultures that flourished around them at the same time, and the civilizations that...
  7. (Set) Origin of Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Origin of Civilization & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £130.98 Starting at £130.98 £186.98 £130.98£186.98
    Embark on a fascinating journey back in time to the foundational moments of human civilization with this grand two-course set. First, discover how human beings from around the world created the impressive cultural and political systems that would forever alter the course of history with The Origin of Civilization. Then, ground your understanding of these early civilizations with The Foundations of Western...
  8. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of Ancient Rome  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of Ancient Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £130.98 Starting at £130.98 £186.98 £130.98£186.98
    Investigate the amazing breadth and depth of ancient history. The Foundations of Western Civilization covers roughly four millennia of human history, revealing the people, places, ideas, and events that laid the groundwork for the modern Western world. The History of Ancient Rome explores the civilization's famous personalities and events, as well as the deeper sources of its continuing influence.
  9. (Set)  World Was Never the Same &  Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) World Was Never the Same & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £116.98 Starting at £116.98 £167.98 £116.98£167.98
  10. (Set) Western Literary Canon in Context & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition  Set

    (Set) Western Literary Canon in Context & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £97.98 Starting at £97.98 £205.98 £97.98£205.98
    Gain insights into the great works and authors of the Western literary tradition. The Western Literary Canon in Context is a thorough investigation of more than 30 key works in the Western literary canon and their critical roles in the development of literature. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition is an 84-lecture survey of the writers who shaped Western storytelling into what it is today.
  11. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & Ancient Greek Civilization  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & Ancient Greek Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £102.98 Starting at £102.98 £144.98 £102.98£144.98
    Travel back in time and explore the moments and events that laid the groundwork for Western civilization with this historically rich two-course set. First, explore the humble beginnings of human civilization from the earliest cultures in the great river valleys of the Middle East up to the revolutionary moments that paved the way for the modern world with The Foundations of Western Civilization. Then, explore...
  12. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization I & II  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization I & II

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £130.98 Starting at £130.98 £186.98 £130.98£186.98
    In Foundations of Western Civilization I, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization. Award-winning scholar and teacher Thomas F. X. Noble of the University of Notre Dame begins in the ancient Near East, and moves to Greece, then to Rome, and concludes by examining the spread of Western civilization. Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World...
  13. (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition & Classics of British Literature  Set

    (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition & Classics of British Literature

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £102.98 Starting at £102.98 £223.98 £102.98£223.98
    Comb through the powerful and enduring works by some of the most brilliant writers in history with this two-course set. Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition spans 30 centuries of the finest literature ever written and covers almost five dozen timeless works, from the epics and dramas of the ancient Hebrews and Greeks to the prose fiction of the 20th century. Classics of British Literature is...
  14. (Set) Late Antiquity & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set

    (Set) Late Antiquity & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    Starting at £167.98 Starting at £167.98 £167.98 £167.98£167.98
    Embark on two fascinating journeys through ancient history with distinguished historian and award-winning Professor Thomas F.X. Noble. Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation shows you how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations that would forever change the course of history: medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic caliphate. Foundations of Western Civilization helps you...
  15. (Set)  A History of European Art & Foundations of Western Civilization Set

    (Set) A History of European Art & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £130.98 Starting at £130.98 £186.98 £130.98£186.98
  16. (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature; & Western Literary Canon in Context  Set

    (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; Classic Novels: Meeting the Challenge of Great Literature; & Western Literary Canon in Context

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £130.98 Starting at £130.98 £279.98 £130.98£279.98
  17. (Set)  The Fall of the Pagans & Late Antiquity Set

    (Set) The Fall of the Pagans & Late Antiquity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £55.98 Starting at £55.98 £125.98 £55.98£125.98
  18. (Set) History of Christian Theology; Popes and the Papacy: A History & Story of the Bible  Set

    (Set) History of Christian Theology; Popes and the Papacy: A History & Story of the Bible

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £78.98 Starting at £78.98 £177.98 £78.98£177.98
    Enrich your understanding of Christianity in this thought-provoking, three-course set. In The History of Christian Theology, investigate the numerous responses that Christian believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over the last 2,000 years to questions about the faith. Popes and the Papacy: A History is designed to illuminate the inner workings of a remarkable religious institution that has had an...
  19. (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation  Set

    (Set) Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World & Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £69.98 Starting at £69.98 £167.98 £69.98£167.98
    Plunge into the ancient world with this course set that focuses on two distinct periods in history and their transformative effects on our modern world. In The Long Shadow of the Ancient Greek World, immerse yourself in the exciting innovations the ancient Greeks made in democracy, law, and empire. Then, learn how the fall of the Roman Empire gave rise to three great civilizations: medieval Europe, the Byzantine...
  20. (Set) The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History & Foundations of Western Civilization Set

    (Set) The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £116.98 Starting at £116.98 £167.98 £116.98£167.98