Turning Points in Middle Eastern History

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The Great Courses #ad - The stories you'll discover here are as dazzling as anything in the Arabian Nights and are all the more astonishing for being true. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. For most of us, the real story of the Middle East remains untold. And, with its current prominence in international affairs, media images of the Middle East reach us on a daily basis.

You'll discover the wonders of the islamic golden age and marvel at the superlative advances in astronomy, medicine, mathematics, Cairo, and literature - and the preservation of classical Greek and Roman wisdom - that unfolded in global centers of learning: Baghdad, and Cordoba. The middle east is a critically important area of our world.

Much media coverage, is incomplete at best, however, failing to take account of either the complexities or the historical background of this pivotal region. You'll follow the empire building of the Persian Safavids, the Egyptian Mamluks, and the Ottomans, among others. The breakup of the ottoman Empire yielded most of the modern states of the Middle East.

Turning Points in Middle Eastern History #ad - The far-reaching impacts of its rise and fall, plus the long-lasting influence of the 18th-century Saud-Wahhab Pact between a desert ruler and a religious reformer, creating today's Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are two more expressions of how the past suffuses the present. Each lecture focuses on a specific moment that changed the direction of events or the narrative of history.

You'll witness the battle of karbala, where Muhammad's heirs - the Sunni and Shia - split once and for all. What made this geopolitical area what it is today? In coming to terms with the present and future of the Middle East, an understanding of its history is not only highly valuable but essential.

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The Celtic World

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The Great Courses #ad - The ancient celts are very much alive in the literary and artistic traditions that their descendants have both preserved and very deliberately revived. In the celtic world, language, whose art, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria.

This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from. All facets of celtic life, are addressed by Professor Paxton, past and present, who demonstrates a masterful knowledge and carefully separates fact from myth at every turn.

European history and culture have been profoundly affected by the Celts, from the myth of King Arthur to the very map of the United Kingdom, where the English confronted the peoples of the "Celtic Fringe. With a wealth of historical expertise, director of the university honors program and Clinical Assistant Professor of History at The Catholic University of America, Professor Jennifer Paxton, guides you through each topic related to Celtic history with approachability and ease as you unearth what we once thought it meant-and what it may actually mean-to be Celtic.

The Celtic World #ad - Come along for a ride through history to discover your inner Celt. From the warriors who nearly defeated Julius Caesar to druids who, definitely did not worship at Stonehenge, contrary to popular opinion, get to know the real Celts. Following the surge of interest and pride in Celtic identity since the 19th century, much of what we thought we knew about the Celts has been radically transformed.

Professor paxton's engaging, often humorous delivery blends perfectly with the facts about the Celts to uncover surprising historical revelations.

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The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age

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#ad - It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of this crucial 500-year history, headquartered in Baghdad but stretching around the world. From the origins of the scientific method to the invention of the modern teaching hospital to some of the world's greatest literature, scientists, poets, the scholars, and philosophers who paved the way for the Renaissance and continue to affect our world in surprising ways.

The history and achievements of the Islamic Golden Age is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. While much of europe was quietly passing the time, art, multicultural hub of trade, science, the Abbasid Empire was an international, travel, education, and much more.

The History and Achievements of the Islamic Golden Age #ad - The study of western civilization traditionally follows a well-known but incomplete arc: the grand achievements of Greece and Rome, several hundred years of the "Dark Ages, " and then the bright emergence of the European Renaissance. But amid the "dark" middle ages, the abbasid empire, which ruled the Middle East as well as much of Northern Africa and Central Asia from 750 to 1258, serves as a vitally important bridge between the ancient and modern worlds.

Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked by traditional history textbooks. This vibrant course brings the story to life in rich detail and will forever change your perspective on world history.

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The Great Courses: Modern History: The Americas in the Revolutionary Era

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#ad - 4 dvds. 24 30-minute lectures on 4 DVDs in two cases, with two 64-page guidebooks. 2 guidebooks. Eakin vanderbilt University Ph. D. University of California at Los Angeles. Detailed study of revolutionary events in the United States, Central America, South America, and Canada in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Taught by Marshall C.

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Understanding Russia: A Cultural History

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The Great Courses #ad - The 24 lectures of understanding russia: a cultural history survey hundreds of years of Russian culture, from the world of Ivan the Terrible to the dawn of the Soviet Union to the post-war tensions of Putin's Russia. And while many of us look to make sense of Russia through its political history, in many ways a real grasp of this awe-inspiring country comes from looking closely at its cultural achievements.

Blending history with cultural studies, the faith of medieval iconography, the avant-garde films of Eisenstein, and Stalin but the everyday men and women who sought their own meaning in the poetry of Pushkin, the comfort of early folk tales, they are designed to bring you closer than ever before to the Russian people-not just the authoritarian rulers like Peter the Great, the Romanovs, and more.

Understanding Russia: A Cultural History #ad - From the earliest recorded history of the Russian state, its people have sought to define their place in the world. You'll discover surprising insights into centuries of cultural history, such as avoiding whistling indoors, including peasant superstitions, and the culture of queuing for goods and services that defined everyday life for ordinary Soviets.

These lectures will help you finally understand that complex, thrilling, and undeniably fascinating spirit. 2 guidebooks. 4 dvds. You'll also spend time in the company of novelists, impresarios, and intellectuals who shaped Russia in myriad ways, composers, filmmakers, including The Five, revolutionaries, poets, a group of composers who created a distinctly national sound based in part on Russian folk music; and Sergei Eisenstein, painters, the filmmaker whose Battleship Potemkin revolutionized the language of cinema.

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Zoology: Understanding the Animal World

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#ad - But by exploring zoology and the tireless work of zoologists, enriching, you'll find your next trip more rewarding, and satisfying. It's a wide, wild world out there. Throughout these lectures, you'll explore the fundamentals of zoology including the relationship between genetics and environment, dive into the different orders of life on our planet from the ocean depths to the highest tree tops, and investigate special subjects intriguing today's zoologists including animal behavior and conservation.

As much as we love a trip to the zoo, the truth is that you can't learn everything there is to know about animals with an occasional brief visit. Whether they're in your local zoo or aquarium, a national park, or right in your own backyard. Moore has crafted a wonderful introduction to zoology that brings you up close and personal with a breathtaking variety of animal species through the eyes of a trained zoologist.

Zoology: Understanding the Animal World #ad - . Dr. You'll also meet some of most incredible animals on Earth: butterflies, gorillas, tigers, crocodiles, elephants, giant pandas, bears, and more. In these 24 lectures, the great courses teams up with the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, to take you behind the scenes of the animal world.

And thanks to exclusive footage from the Smithsonian's National Zoo, you'll be able to see these animals in action, up close and without the crowds. 2 guidebooks.

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Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World"

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The Teaching Company #ad - Believing that mathematics should be accessible to any intellectually aware individual, Professor Grabiner has designed a course that is lively and wide-ranging, with no prerequisites beyond high school math. For those with an interest in mathematics, this course is essential to understanding its invaluable impact on the history of philosophical ideas; for those with an interest in philosophy, Professor Grabiner's course reveals just how indebted the field is to the mathematical world.

The concepts and methods of mathematics are crucially important to all of culture and affect the way countless people in all spheres of life look at the world. 2 guidebooks. Mathematics has spread its influence far beyond the realm of numbers. 4 dvds. Grabiner shows you how mathematics has shaped human thought in profound and exciting ways in Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World, " a 36-lecture series that explores mathematical concepts and practices that can be applied to a fascinating range of areas and experiences.

Mathematics, Philosophy, and the "Real World" #ad - Award-winning Professor Judith V.

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A History of Eastern Europe

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The Great Courses (Teaching Company) #ad - 2 guidebooks. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 4 dvds. A history of eastern europe offers a sweeping 1, 000-year tour with a particular focus on the region's modern history. Eastern europe has long been thought of as the "Other Europe", shifting national borders, an astonishing variety of ethnic diversity, a region rife with political upheaval, and relative isolation from the centers of power in the West.

These disparities were clear as the world globalized and the US and Soviet superpowers jockeyed for spheres of influence - epitomized by the imposition of the Iron Curtain across Europe and the rise of the Berlin Wall. This region has made itself felt across the globe through:the political and cultural reverberations of peace movements and armed conflictsThe crises of huge population migrations and the new expressions of cultural and economic exchange they sparkThe successes and struggles of NATO and the European UnionAnd moreExplore the grand sweep of this epic history, from a series of early invasions to the rise of empires to the collapse of communism and into the new challenges of the 21st century.

Meet brilliant poets, writers, artists, and other cultural figures who made an impact on Eastern European history. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll observe waves of migration and invasion, watch empires rise and fall, witness wars and their deadly consequences - and come away with comprehensive knowledge of one of the world's most fascinating places.

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It has also been, and continues to be, pivotal in the course of world events.

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Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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#ad - 4 dvds. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. It contains 1. 5 million words, a cast of 10, and a timeline of more than 1, an estimated 8, 000 footnotes, 000 historical figures, 000 years. Published in six volumes between 1776 and 1781, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire -- for all its renown -- can be intimidating.

2 guidebooks. These 24 lectures invite you on a riveting examination of this great work as a vast historical chronicle, a sharp commentary on cultural mores, a compelling masterpiece of literature, and a cautionary tale to Enlightenment Europe. Yet even today, Gibbon's historical chronicle demands to be read and understood.

Books That Matter: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire #ad - Whether you've read the decline and fall before or whether you've always wanted to read it but never knew where to start, Professor Damrosch's lectures are an authoritative guide to a once-mighty empire-and the great book that became its classic eulogy and epitaph. And for those intimidated by its thousands of pages or who feel they may lack the time to fully appreciate Gibbon's narrative of how Rome fell to "barbarism and religion", these lectures offer a richly detailed overview of what Gibbon called "many of the events most interesting in human annals, the rise of Christianity and Islam, " including: the reign of the Antonines, the codification of Roman law, the Crusades, and the dawn of medieval Europe.

You'll approach the decline and fall book as a written work whose footnotes, periodic style, and historical blind spots reflect the styles and ideologies of the Enlightenment age in which it was written. In this chapter-by-chapter guide to the Decline and Fall, structure, Professor Damrosch helps you navigate the book's themes, and lasting influence.

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A History of India

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The Great Courses #ad - 4 dvds. Today the subcontinent contains 20 percent of the world's population and is a thriving center for global business. Go inside this thrilling story with a history of India, a breathtaking survey of South Asia from its earliest societies along the Indus and Ganges rivers through the modern challenges of the 21st century.

Professor fisher, who has traveled and taught in South Asia, reveals this complex narrative with skill and compelling insights. India has been home to a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". By the end, you will understand the full scope of the region and its cultures, across time and today.

Delve into the legacies of the mauryan Empire, the Mughal Empire, and British colonialism, three of the few governments that ever unified the subcontinent. In this wide-ranging investigation, you'll meet the many religious communities that have coexisted in India. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

A History of India #ad - . Witness the fight for independence from European powers and the partition of the region into the countries of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. And consider the challenges and opportunities faced by this area today, from expanding urbanization to the ongoing, heated debates about national identity. Two of the world's great religions have their origins in South Asia, migration, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a central hub for trade, and cultural exchange.

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Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

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The Great Courses #ad - 4 dvds. In 24 lectures, you'll cover the basics of reading and writing hieroglyphs, including vocabulary words, number systems, and sentence structure. You'll also translate hieroglyphs found on ancient sites and artifacts, such as the temples at Abu Simbel and the tomb of Tutankhamen. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

. 2 guidebooks. Noted egyptologist bob brier's Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the key to unlocking an ancient language. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

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