Lost Worlds of South America

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In 24 eye-opening lectures, you'll take an in-depth look at the emerging finds and archaeological knowledge of more than 12 seminal civilizations, giving you rich insight into the creative vision and monumental achievements of these wellsprings of human life. Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles of South America, the remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations - many unknown until recent decades - are now coming to light and raising tantalizing questions about what else may be awaiting discovery.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In their amazing sophistication and scale, the sites reveal some of the most remarkable ancient artifacts found anywhere in the world. The breathtaking valleys, mountains, and deserts you will study in this course reveal wonders that rival anything we know of the ancient world.

Lost Worlds of South America #ad - The ancient south Americans show us striking models of how societies can function and organize themselves. Travel with us to a lost and splendorous past - a fountainhead of civilization that speaks unforgettably of human striving, vision, and the indomitable will to endure. The technologies and social structures seen here were wholly invented, using no preexisting models, as these dynamic peoples struggled to tame their environment and carve out societies and empires.

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Conquest of the Americas

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The Teaching Company #ad - He argues that the voyage gave birth to the distinct identity of the Americas today by creating a collision between three distinct cultures - European, African, and Native American - that radically transformed the view of the world on both sides of the Atlantic. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

While professor eakin readily identifies his own interpretation of events, he generously showcases competing views, and you'll benefit enormously from the many works he cites for further study. Yet these lectures are far more than an account of heroes and villains, or victors and victims. These thoughtful lectures will remind you that when Columbus completed his voyage, he found a people unlike any he had ever known, living in a land unmentioned in any of the great touchstones of Western knowledge.

Conquest of the Americas #ad - . You'll learn how the european world, christianity and commercial capitalism, animated by the great dynamic forces of the day, cultural, reacted to Columbus's discovery with voyages of conquest-territorial, and spiritual - throughout the New World. Was christopher columbus's voyage to the americas in 1492 the most important event in the history of the world? Professor Eakin's provocative answer is a resounding "Yes" - as he presents his case in an intriguing series of 24 lectures.

They form a dramatic, nor native american, sweeping tale of the complex blending of three peoples into one-forming new societies and culturesthat were neither European, African, but uniquely American. And you'll see the traumatic consequences - not only for the native peoples of the Americas, as well, but for the people of Africa, millions of whom had their lives altered by the transatlantic slave trade that resulted.

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

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The Teaching Company #ad - Among other things, a structure whose origins lay in the need to protect desert graves from exposure by the wind; the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, who taught Egypt how to perfect the pyramid, you'll study: The "Narmer Palette, " the first historical document, which is the most scrutinized episode in the history of Egyptology; and Cleopatra, 000 years; Sneferu, whose images of Narmer's traditions would endure for 3, the enigmatic Grecian ruler who learned Egypt's language and tried to resurrect both the nation's religion and greatness.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. But the civilization's fascinating story would live on for thousands of years. Egypt, no longer a nation, would become a Roman province. By recounting the lives and accomplishments of the men and women who made Egypt such a captivating civilization, Professor Brier presents a history of ancient Egypt that spans more than 30 centuries and introduces you to the personalities who made Egypt the greatest nation of the ancient world.

Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt #ad - Cleopatra's valiant efforts to save Egypt, with Marc Antony, with the aid of Julius Caesar and, afterward, were doomed. What is it about ancient egypt that still captures our imaginations? How did it grow from a few villages along the Nile into the greatest power the world had ever seen? Explore these questions and more in these 12 entertaining lectures that tell the stories of the great pharaohs and the daily realities of Egyptian life.

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The Development of European Civilization

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#ad - Rather than offering a laundry list of dates, events, and famous individuals, Professor Bartlett leaves you instead with an understanding of historical and social causality. More important: he offers you the chance to experience Europe's development from a European perspective. And you'll be living with the consequences for the rest of your life.

You'll explore the new roles for religion in European life, from the end of the traditional union of altar and throne to great upheavals such as the Protestant Reformation and the Great Schism. And you'll witness the evolution of the European class system, which influenced the social forces that swirled around it just as much as it was influenced by them.

The Development of European Civilization #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As you follow professor bartlett through the dramatic story of European history, capitalism, rationalism, you'll learn about the major ideologies and "isms" that bubbled forth from Europe's constantly fermenting cauldron of debate and conflict, including absolutism, nationalism, liberalism, scientism, and totalitarianism.

These 48 lectures lead you through the doors of that laboratory and guide you through the development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II. You'll also make sense of the european ideologies of government, an independent judiciary, including the rule of law, the concept of "the consent of the governed, " taxation, and other concepts.

You'll investigate the forces that intermingled to create the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying economic and social upheavals that would, in turn, create so many more.

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Herodotus: The Father of History

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The Teaching Company #ad - And he reported on or visited all of its continents Europe, Asia, and Africa to write about the vast array of subjects that captured his interest. These included the "great works" of the ancient land of egypt; the remarkable kings who built the vast Persian Empire; and the strange customs and unlikely origins of the Scythians, a warlike, mounted people who lived beyond the Danube and whose repulse of Darius and the Persians in 513 B.

C. E. The book that emerged from these "inquiries" - The Histories - is Herodotus's only known work, yet it still made Herodotus one of the rare, landmark figures in the story of thought. You learn how that work looked at the past in new and fresh ways, but as something that lies close at hand; as something that immediately affects the here and now, seeing it not as a distant recess shrouded in legend and rumor, and as a subject whose great personalities and patterns of events can be studied in order to make the reasons behind them as clear as possible.

Herodotus: The Father of History #ad - In between, his tirelessly inquiring mind took him from one corner of the known world to another. Made them the first Europeans to throw back an eastern invasion. Herodotus c. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In these lectures, professor vandiver introduces you to Herodotus and The Histories, tracing the influences he assimilated and the new methods he used in crafting this monumental work.

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Ancient Greek Civilization

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The Great Courses #ad - Just as important, you'll learn how the differences between our own modern values and beliefs and those of the Hellenic world-including slavery and the exclusion of women from public life-do not imply a lack of relevance to our own times but can instead teach us as just much as our affinities. But what is it about hellenic culture that has made generations of influential scholars and writers view it as the essential starting point for understanding the art and reflection that define the West? This series of 24 lectures by an accomplished Greek scholar and teacher traces the complex web of links between the present and its Mediterranean origins, taking you from the Late Bronze Age up to the time of Philip II of Macedon and his son Alexander the Great.

. Clearly, ideals of athletic competition, our aesthetic sensibilities, tragedy, the Greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, philosophy, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, and more. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Ancient Greek Civilization #ad - With a special focus on the two crucial centuries from 600-400 B. C. The era of the persian and peloponnesian wars and of classical athens as described in the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides and the philosophic dialogues of Plato-you'll come to understand how the uniquely "Greek" identity was forged, and how it gave root to so much of what we consider vital about our own present day.

It's an intellectual journey that lets you see ancient Greek civilization in the light shed by the newest and best research and criticism, art, expanding your understanding of history, literature, religion, philosophy, and more.

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Classical Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome

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The Teaching Company #ad - The riveting narrative unfolds like a series of detective stories and provides a new perspective from which to view the world of the Greeks and Romans, resurrecting them in all their glory and affording us a better grasp of cultures that have greatly influenced our own. Through an analysis of these and other riveting sites, paleobotany, anthropology, engineering, art history, ethnography, historical linguistics, comparative religion, you get a superb sampling of Classical archaeology and learn how it combines ancient history, and other pursuits with a dash of Indiana Jones-style adventure.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Professor hale guides you through dozens of ancient sites with the skill of a born storyteller. Over the years, classical archaeology has evolved from a pastime of collectors and antiquarians to a mature science. These case studies - involving both famous sites and discoveries unknown outside the field - include the city of Troy, the Athenian Agora, and the Cape Gelidonya Shipwreck.

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A series of exciting archaeological sites that provides you with a detailed idea of what Classical archaeology entails, as well as insights into the details of ancient Greek and Roman life.

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Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

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The Great Courses #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Despite the fascinating and often romantic appeal of archaeology, many of us have little idea of what the field actually involves. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Prepare yourself for a vivid and detailed exploration of archaeology's most magnificent discoveries in the company of an expert archaeologist with decades of experience in the field.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. What, exactly, do archaeologists do? what takes place on an archaeological dig? And how does the reality of the work differ from what we see in Indiana Jones movies? Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites, taught by renowned archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer Eric H.

Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors, with treasures of the past, and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations. These 24 thrilling lectures, science, introduces you to over 20 of the most significant and enthralling archaeological sites on the planet, produced in partnership with National Geographic, providing both in-depth looks at the sites themselves and an insider's view of the history, and technology of archaeology.

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The Greek and Persian Wars

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. These 24 lectures are your opportunity to survey this globe-spanning conflict and see the human experience behind some of the most remarkable episodes in ancient history. Bringing together both sides of the story - Greek and Persian - Professor Hale creates a complex and informative account of this world-changing era.

It's a perspective on history you'll find virtually nowhere else. An expert on methods of ancient warfare, Professor Hale offers rare insights into how each skirmish was lost and won. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The clash of these two great cultures helped spark some of the most important cultural events in the history of the world: the chronicles of Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon; the dramas of Aeschylus; and Greece's remarkable invention of democracy.

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An accomplished archaeologist, he provides rare and valuable insights gleaned from years of fieldwork, including an analysis of the landscape of the battlefield of Marathon and modern archaeological surveys of the ground where Xerxes and his engineers dug an 80-foot-wide canal across an Aegean cape. Look beyond the infamous story of King Leonidas and his famed "300" and uncover the people and the world of the ancient Greeks and Persians.

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The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad

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#ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. From there, you'll witness the rule of the peninsula by both Rome and Visigothic peoples, leading to the spellbinding drama of Islamic Spain and the Reconquista, Catholic Spain and the Inquisition, and the opening of the New World. Linking one seminal era with the next, and the Middle East, the course begins with how early Spain drew a range of peoples from ancient Africa, the Mediterranean, who formed vibrant communities on the peninsula.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Travel with us to this remarkable culture, and savor the beauty and the great human drama of the history of Spain. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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In these 24 accessible lectures, professor salisbury presents a broad and enthralling panorama of Spanish history, covering the centuries from the first prehistoric settlement of the peninsula to Spain's 20th century civil war. Together with the unfolding of spanish history, music, Professor Salisbury illuminates Spain's iconic cultural forms - such as flamenco music and dance, theology, architecture, literature, and the ritual of bullfighting - and its phenomenal contributions to art, and learning.

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Ancient Civilizations of North America

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The Great Courses #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And you'll learn about the Iroquoian source of some of our most basic "American" values. Now-with the technological advances of modern archaeology and a new perspective on world history-we are finally able to piece together their compelling true stories.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In 24 exciting lectures, the first city in north america, you'll learn about the vibrant cities of Poverty Point, and Cahokia, 500 years ago, built about 3, the largest city of ancient North America. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

They developed thriving cities, canals to bring water to the desert, extensive trade routes, and earthworks we still marvel over today. Beginning thousands of years ago, astronomers, native peoples became mathematicians, urban planners, construction and soil engineers, and without benefit of written language, and more.

Ancient Civilizations of North America #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The peoples of ancient north america were exceptionally knowledgeable about their environment, but their intellectual and artistic curiosity went much beyond the immediate need for food and safety. For the past few hundred years, most of what we've been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them.

You'll explore the many ways in which the Chacoan environment provided cultural and religious focus for peoples of the southwest. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

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