Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

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The Great Courses #ad - Going far beyond any conventional travelogue, how they were used, but at the "why" and "how" - why they were built, and how they fit into the larger picture of medieval culture of the city, the country, you'll look not only at the "what" of the locations visited, and the time itself. You'll visit unforgettable places such as bruges, and one of the world's most hauntingly beautiful cities; Palermo, lovingly preserved, home of stunning medieval palaces and ecclesiastical architecture; and Avignon, the resplendent 14th-century seat of the papacy.

In these 24 lectures that make for an extraordinary cultural adventure, royal feasts and ritual, and smells of teeming markets and mercantile centers, sounds, travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities, magnificent religious pageantry, dramatic military engagements, where you'll discover the sights, and the many colorful layers of daily medieval life.

Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul #ad - Take this incomparable journey and experience the glorious legacy of culture, architecture, and art that connects us so deeply to a seminal epoch. You'll stand on the site where christopher columbus unveiled the riches of the New World before Spanish royalty; explore medieval Siena's subterranean water system, still in use today; and visit a home for the elderly that has operated for 850 years.

Along the way, you'll learn where to drink Spanish cava, and taste arrancini, enjoy fine French provincial food, a Sicilian treat dating from the 10th century. Highlighting in-depth exploration of the architectural and artistic gems of these great cities, these sumptuous lectures bring medieval Europe alive in rich detail through the perspective of an expert historian with a deep knowledge of these exquisite 12 sites.

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Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

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Ancient Greek Civilization

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The Great Courses #ad - 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, the greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, philosophy, ideals of athletic competition, epic and lyric poetry, history-writing, tragedy, our aesthetic sensibilities, and more. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Dvd. It's an intellectual journey that lets you see ancient Greek civilization in the light shed by the newest and best research and criticism, literature, art, religion, philosophy, expanding your understanding of history, and more.

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.

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.

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Experiencing Rome: A Visual Exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire

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The Teaching Company #ad - Taught by Professor Steven L. 6 dvds with 6 lectures per DVD. Taught by Professor Steven L. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Parts 1-3. 36 lectures. Yet, how was rome able to so successfully communicate its civic and cultural values, and prayers 10sanctuaries, to every corner of the realm? 36 lectures 1rome-a spectacular civilization 2a brief survey of the roman empire 3power, vows, columns, and religious ritual 11roman elite funerals 12forum romanum-the core of the city 13death on display i-amphitheaters 14death on display ii-gladiators 15death on display iii-gladiatorial combat 16death on display iv-animal Hunts 17Death on Display V-Prisoner Executions 18Death on Display VI-Christian Martyrdom 19Small Town Spectacle-Games at Pompeii 20Aquatic Displays 21Roman Circuses-Arenas for Chariot Racing 22A Day at the Races 23Theaters and Plays 24Emperors as Performers 25Imperial Forums-Power and Policy in Rome 26Imperial Arches, Conquest, Temples, and Romanization 4Triumphal Processions-Victory Parades 5Imperial Palaces 6The Roman House-Space and Decoration 7Roman Houses as Greek Palaces 8Pompeian Houses and Greek Myth 9Ritual, Sacrifice, or project a knowledge of Roman power, in an empire in which perhaps only one person in ten was literate, and Monuments 27Imperial Baths in Rome-Spas for the Masses 28Roman Engineering-Linking the World 29Roman Military Forts and Fortifications 30Images of Warfare-Roman Military Monuments 31Roman Colonies-Small Romes 32Local Baths and Roman Bathing Culture 33Roman Harbors-Liminal Monuments 34Putting It All Together I-A Day in Pompeii 35Putting It All Together II-A Day in Rom Dvd.

1 guide Book. 2009-teaching Company. 30 minutes per lecture-6 dvds with 6 lectures per dvd-1 guide book-2009-teaching company-Rome was the greatest empire of the ancient world, lasted more than a thousand years, ruled over millions of people, a colossus that spanned three continents, and left as its most enduring legacy the foundation of much of Western culture.

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Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies

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The Great Courses #ad - 2009-teaching Company. Deepen your appreciation for this formative era with these historically rich, captivating, and highly informative lectures. You'll learn about indian wars, rampant piracy, slave revolts, witch persecutions, and other upheavals, as well as the gradual cementing of social order and the development of customs that made the colonies distinct - and difficult for the British government to rule.

6 dvds with 6 lectures per DVD. Go back in time and relive this epic story in 36 spellbinding lectures. Dvd. These lectures build toward a discussion of the roots of the rebellion that succeeded in toppling the colonial system - the American Revolution - covering its long gestation and closing with an examination of the meaning of the Declaration of Independence.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The history of colonial america is a story of extraordinary scope, with Europeans, Africans, and the native peoples of North America interacting in a drama of settlement and conflict that lasted nearly three centuries. Parts 1-3. 36 lectures.

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Emperors of Rome

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The Teaching Company #ad - Experiencing rome: a visual exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire. Parts 1-3. 36 lectures. Taught by Professor Steven L. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. But when that step became the new normal, it paved the way for the next step, and so on. As you witness the reigns of the successive rulers unfold, you will see how the office evolved with the political forces that sustained it, becoming more and more tightly bound to the military.

As you explore these questions, later compilations, you'll also study the amalgam of eyewitness reports, archaeological remains, and inscriptions on monuments and coins. Each step toward despotism was taken with a view toward expedience. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Emperors of Rome #ad - 30 minutes per lecture. Professor fagan takes you deep into ancient rome, asking: how did this system of rule come about? What did it replace? And who were the colorful, cruel, and crafty men who filled the almost omnipotent post of emperor? One of the most intriguing questions about the emperorship is why it endured for so long.

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The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest

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The Great Courses #ad - Taught by Professor Steven L. Parts 1-3. 36 lectures. 2009-teaching Company. 6 dvds with 6 lectures per DVD. Dominated by war, conquest, and the struggle to balance the stability brought by royal power with the rights of the governed, it was a period that put into place the foundation of much of the world we know today.

The Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest #ad - These 36 lectures tell the remarkable story of a tumultuous thousand-year period in the history of England. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 30 minutes per lecture. 1 guide Book. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As you journey through this largely chronological narrative - occasionally interrupted for lecture-long explorations of specific topics - you'll see key themes emerge, the tense relationship between kings and the nobility, including the assimilation of successive waves of invaders, and the constant battles over money and taxation.

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Laminated City Center Street Map of Athens, Greece Michelin Streetwise Maps - Streetwise Athens & The Greek Islands Map

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Michelin #ad - The psiri, working class neighborhood by day, is the hip nightlife district. 6 dvds with 6 lectures per DVD. Revised 2018streetwise athens map is a laminated city center map of Athens, Greece in an accordion-fold pocket size format. Tuck, Miami University. Taught by Professor Steven L. 737. The old market, where philosophers Socrates and Plato once walked and talked, is known as the Ancient Agora.

Parts 1-3. 36 lectures. Mid-day, visit some museums or relax in a cafe with an ouzo. Athens is loaded with museums, and the National Archaeological Museum ranks among the top ten in the world. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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The History of Ancient Egypt

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The History of Ancient Egypt #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As professor brier believes and proves in each of these masterful lectures, to a great extent, the fun of history is in the details. 6 dvds with 6 lectures per DVD. Parts 1-3. 36 lectures. Tuck, Miami University. Throughout this historical adventure, the period of egypt's greatest wealth and most fascinating personalities; meet enigmatic kings and queens like Hatshepsut, you'll discover how Egyptology has been one ongoing detective story; witness the Egyptians rise to a greatness far surpassing any other people in the Near East; examine the fabulous Dynasty XVIII, Tutankhamen, Akhenaten, and Ramses the Great; and study the causes of ancient Egypt's eventual decline.

As you wind your way through 30 impressive centuries of Egyptian history, you'll pause repeatedly to look at the details that make up the big picture. 30 minutes per lecture. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Taught by Professor Steven L.

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My Favorite Universe

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The great courses - the teaching company. My favorite universe is a spirited and intellectually engaging journey through the cosmos and its history, and perhaps the entire universe, from before the big bang to the likely ways in which Earth, might end.

Tuck, Miami University. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Experiencing rome: a visual exploration of Antiquity's Greatest Empire. Parts 1-3. 36 lectures. In this lecture series, professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who directs the nation's most famous planetarium, makes that understanding available to anyone.

My Favorite Universe #ad - Created for a lay audience and readily accessible, in this course science always takes precedence over drama. 1 guide Book. 2009-teaching Company. 30 minutes per lecture. 6 dvds with 6 lectures per DVD. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. What forces molded the universe? are those forces still at work, one day be gone? are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, removing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, changing, and Earth itself, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day-provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based.

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Empires - Napoleon

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PBS 2268444 #ad - Dvd. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The great courses - the teaching company. Shrink-wrapped. Learn of his love for Josephine Beauharnais, and his rise to Emperor. Parts 1-3. 36 lectures. Taught by Professor Steven L. 2009-teaching Company. In david grubin's napoleon watch Napoleons rise from obscurity to victories that made him a hero to the French people and convinced he was destined for greatness.

Empires - Napoleon #ad - Tuck, Miami University. 30 minutes per lecture. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 6 dvds with 6 lectures per DVD. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Witness his extraordinary achievements and ultimately his fall, his final battles, his exile to Elba, and his defeat at Waterloo.

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