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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"Dr. Noble's depth of knowledge and his ability to recall & express it is truly remakable. He surpasses any professor I have had in college, dental school, or residency."

 

"Thomas Noble is an excellent scholar - Enthusiastic, fair in judgment, keeps our eye on the great themes, and he always provides the right anecdote. He is inspiring."

 

 

"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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50 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set)  The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books & Great Authors of t Set

    (Set) The Skeptic's Guide to Great Books & Great Authors of t

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £78.98 Starting at £78.98 £78.98 £78.98£78.98
  2. Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi Set

    Ancient Greek Civilization; Hi

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £345.98 Starting at £345.98 £485.98 £345.98£485.98
    The wonders of the distant past come to life in this engaging seven-course set taught by award-winning historians who excel in re-creating long-gone civilizations. Discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of early Western civilization with The Foundations of Western Civilization. Then, survey the captivating stories of three grand ancient empires with The History of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greek...
  3. (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of the United States  Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & History of the United States

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £167.98 Starting at £167.98 £223.98 £167.98£223.98
    Place vast sweeps of human history into coherent and fascinating frameworks. In Foundations of Western Civilization, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization, from its origins to the dawn of the modern world. Then, strengthen your understanding of America's riveting history with The History of the United States, 2nd Edition.
  4. (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition & Art of Reading  Set

    (Set) Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition & Art of Reading

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £88.98 Starting at £88.98 £181.98 £88.98£181.98
    Learn new ways to read and appreciate masterpieces from the Western literary canon. First, survey 30 centuries of our civilization's most enduring novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, and other writers with Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition. Next, maximize your effectiveness as an artful reader with The Art of Reading, which shows you how to approach even the most daunting novel or...
  5. (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & World of Byzantium  Set

    (Set) Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation & World of Byzantium

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £55.98 Starting at £55.98 £125.98 £55.98£125.98
    The mysteries and wonders of an important—but often overlooked—age in human history are finally revealed. In Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation, explore how the fall of the Roman Empire gave birth to Medieval Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic Calipahte. In World of Byzantium, delve even deeper into the cultural riches of the Byzantine Empire and get a panoramic view of a civilization...
  6. (Set) Popes and the Papacy & Early Christianity  Set

    (Set) Popes and the Papacy & Early Christianity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £46.98 Starting at £46.98 £102.98 £46.98£102.98
  7. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Ex Set

    Experiencing Rome: A Visual Ex

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £149.98 Starting at £149.98 £149.98 £149.98£149.98
    Travel back in time to witness the visual marvels of the ancient Roman world and the unique cultures that came after its fall in this stunning course set. Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire examines how Rome connected with its citizens through a range of spectacles and shared experiences, including extravagant public displays, architecture, engineering, and more. Late Antiquity:...
  8. (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition  Set

    (Set) Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition; Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition; & How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £382.98 Starting at £382.98 £382.98 £382.98£382.98
    Explore the greatness of Western culture with this epic three-course set that surveys the best that our civilization's intellectual, literary, and musical traditions have to offer. Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive survey of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the revolutionary views of the 20th century. Great Authors of the Western Literary...
  9. (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization Set

    (Set) The Big History of Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £69.98 Starting at £69.98 £167.98 £69.98£167.98
    Every civilization has its own fascinating story, with consequences that matter deeply to our lives today. From Paleolithic foragers to the 21st century and beyond, gain new insights into the breadth and depth of human civilization with The Big History of Civilizations. Then, take a grand journey through history from the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution with...
  10. The Roman Empire & Late Antiquity Set

    The Roman Empire & Late Antiquity

    Thomas F. X. Noble
    Starting at £125.98 Starting at £125.98 £125.98 £125.98£125.98
    Learn how our ancient history had a profound impact on modern civilization with this illuminating two-course set. Survey the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, one of the most astonishing periods in world history with The Roman Empire: From Augustus to the Fall of Rome. Then, with Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation, travel through five momentous centuries that link the Classical world with the modern.