An Economic History of the World since 1400

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#ad - Designed to fill the long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, this 48-lecture course takes you on a journey through more than 600 years of economic history. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

This makes economic history-the study of how civilizations have structured their environments in order to provide food, shelter, and material goods-a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. In the hands of economic historian and award-winning professor Donald J.

And yet, we often overlook the vital importance of economics when it comes to studying history. Harreld of brigham young university, this profound link forms the foundation of an exciting Great Course that transforms the basic economic worries of providing for one's welfare into a riveting, glory, centuries-long story of power, and ideology.

An Economic History of the World since 1400 #ad - Most of us, even those savvy at fol-lowing today's market fluctuations, have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. It's also a way to educate yourself about the history behind today's and tomorrow's economic headlines, from trade negotiations to job outsourcing to financial miracles.

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Understanding Russia: A Cultural History

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The Great Courses #ad - In a time when the eyes of the Western world are constantly drawn to Russia, it's amazing how little we really know about its culture. 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, they are designed to bring you closer than ever before to the Russian people-not just the authoritarian rulers like Peter the Great, the comfort of early folk tales, 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 Romanovs, the faith of medieval iconography, and more.

You'll also spend time in the company of novelists, composers, painters, impresarios, filmmakers, a group of composers who created a distinctly national sound based in part on Russian folk music; and Sergei Eisenstein, revolutionaries, including The Five, poets, and intellectuals who shaped Russia in myriad ways, the filmmaker whose Battleship Potemkin revolutionized the language of cinema.

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

These lectures will help you finally understand that complex, thrilling, and undeniably fascinating spirit. 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.

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Between the Rivers : The History of Ancient Mesopotamia

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The Teaching Company #ad - In this fascinating series of 36 lectures, struggling farmers, ambitious merchants, an award-winning teacher leads you on a vivid journey through Mesopotamian history-from Neolithic times to the age of Alexander the Great-and into the lives of mighty emperors, and palace servants to reveal why this ancient culture occupies such a foundational position in our history.

You peer into the lives and fortunes of Mesopotamia's people and learn about the birth of the urban lifestyle. Professor castor creates a detailed image not only of larger Mesopotamian society but of life on the level of the individual Mesopotamian as well. Among the many fascinating insights into daily mesopotamian life you examine are how they ate, and reared children; used scientific ideas to help them order and understand the natural world; engaged with their powerful neighbors in Egypt, worked, Syria, worshiped, married, learned, and Anatolia modern-day Turkey; waged war and experienced peace; and endured the collapse of their cities.

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Foundations of Eastern Civilization

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The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - While china is home to some of the great moments in world history and a major focal point for this course, you'll also take several extended forays into Central and Southeast Asia to build a comprehensive picture of Eastern civilization. Korea. Filled with captivating stories and surprising details, this course will open up an entirely new world for you as it unfolds the story of Eastern civilization.

How did eastern civilization develop? what do we know about the history, art, science, and technology of these countries? And how does the story of Eastern civilization play out in today's world of business, and international exchange? Over the course of 48 ambitious lectures, politics, politics, governments, take a grand journey through Eastern civilization to study everything from the material economy of day-to-day life to the political and religious philosophies that would bind these cultures together for thousands of years.

Foundations of Eastern Civilization #ad - . You may be surprised to realize that all of us have been students of Eastern civilization, even if we have not been aware of it. Japan. Simply put, it is not enough to know just the 'Western' half of the story any more-both Eastern and Western are critical to understanding our present and our future. Now is your chance to fill in the other half of the story.

Southeast Asia. To truly understand the modern world, it is essential to know something about the many extraordinary contributions Eastern civilization has made, " Professor Benjamin says.

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A History of India

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The Great Courses #ad - By the end, you will understand the full scope of the region and its cultures, across time and today. And consider the challenges and opportunities faced by this area today, from expanding urbanization to the ongoing, heated debates about national identity. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

Professor fisher, who has traveled and taught in South Asia, reveals this complex narrative with skill and compelling insights. Today the subcontinent contains 20 percent of the world's population and is a thriving center for global business. Delve into the legacies of the mauryan Empire, and British colonialism, the Mughal Empire, three of the few governments that ever unified the subcontinent.

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. These 36 sweeping lectures enable you to understand the epic scope of the subcontinent's history. 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.

India has been home to a rich tapestry of peoples and cultures. 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. In this wide-ranging investigation, you'll meet the many religious communities that have coexisted in India.

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Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages

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The Great Courses #ad - Discover what life was like for the people living in the democracy, to the women, from the "demos" citizen body of freeborn males, immigrants, and slaves who were not eligible to participate. Today, when the foundations of our own democracy are under greater and greater scrutiny, the Athenian experiment in citizen rule offers a powerful object lesson in national politics.

Roughly 2, 500 years ago, the elite classes of Athens gradually ceded power to the inexperienced masses, thus establishing a radical democracy in which power derived from the votes of everyday citizens. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". How did the athenian system of democracy work? what were its strengths and weaknesses? And how does it compare to democracy in our world today? Find out in Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages.

Unprecedented, relevant to our time, and captivating in its own right, flawed, the story of Athenian democracy truly is one for the history books. You may be familiar with the broad strokes of Athenian history, but Professor Garland's unique lens offers a wealth of insights into everything from taxation and welfare to military structure and strategy.

Athenian Democracy: An Experiment for the Ages #ad - In these 24 engaging lectures, professor robert Garland of Colgate University unpacks the development of Athenian democracy, going inside the assemblies and courts to reveal how democracy worked-and where it came up short. The sequence of events that led to this development is astonishing, and the society that flourished under Athenian democracy is one of the greatest-even if greatly flawed-achievements in world history.

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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. 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. 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, travel, science, education, the Abbasid Empire was an international, and much more.

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The Rise of Rome

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#ad - To the turn of the millennium, a modest city-state developed an innovative system of government and expanded into far-flung territories. This powerful civilization inspired america's founding fathers, left a vital trove of myths, and has inspired the human imagination for 2, gifted us a blueprint for amazing engineering innovations, 000 years.

Tapping into our latest historical understanding and leveraging new technology, this course takes you inside the story of the Roman Republic. Between roughly 500 B. C. E. Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete of the university of wisconsin-green bay, from its modest beginnings, to the pinnacle of its stunning triumph over the Mediterranean, these 24 engaging lectures tell the story of Rome's astonishing rise, and finally to the moment the republic dramatically collapsed under the strain of its own accomplishments.

The Rise of Rome #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". How did rome become so powerful? This mystery has vexed historians for centuries. Beyond the familiar names of romulus, octavian, brutus, caesar, and Mark Antony, what was life like for the ordinary people? The Rise of Rome explores what made this state so powerful-and offers insight into why the republic cast such a long shadow over Western civilization.

The roman republic is one of the most breathtaking civilizations in world history. Today, removed as we are from the Roman Republic, historians also wonder what it was like to be a Roman citizen in that amazing era.

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The Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Rise of Nations

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The Teaching Company #ad - Professor fix covers a remarkable breadth of subjects relating to European history from 1348 to 1715. By the start of the 18th century, Europe had been revitalized and reborn in a radical break with the past that would have untold ramifications for human civilization. This comprehensive series of 48 lectures by an award-winning teacher and scholar sheds new light on this critical period by exploring the political, social, cultural, and economic revolutions that transformed Europe between the arrival of the Black Death in the 14th century to the onset of the Enlightenment in the 18th century.

While religion, he also pays close attention to art, science, exploration, and economics dominate this period, wars, politics, and technology. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Between 1348 and 1715, western europe was fraught with turmoil, beset by the Black Plague, numerous and bitter religious wars, and frequent political revolutions and upheavals.

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Yet the europe that emerged from this was vastly different from the Europe that entered it.

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Native Peoples of North America

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Unknown #ad - Hearing different angles on historical events gives you a more insightful, more accurate, and more rewarding understanding of events - especially when a new viewpoint challenges the story you thought you knew. Native peoples of north america pairs the unmatched resources and expertise of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian with the expert knowledge of Professor Daniel M.

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of the university of north carolina at chapel Hill to provide a multidisciplinary view of American history, revealing new perspectives on the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples, and their significant impact on the history of our country. Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing.

Native Peoples of North America #ad - Be prepared - this course is going to change how you understand American history. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Professor cobb brings his experience as an author and teacher to recount an absolutely fascinating, larger-than-life story across a timespan of more than 500 years.

History, for all its facts and figures, names and dates, is ultimately subjective.

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Ancient Greek Civilization

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The Great Courses The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Updating bullet to all The Great Courses Listing. 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.

Clearly, epic and lyric poetry, tragedy, our aesthetic sensibilities, ideals of athletic competition, the Greeks are a source of much that we esteem in our own culture: democracy, history-writing, philosophy, and more. It's an intellectual journey that lets you see ancient Greek civilization in the light shed by the newest and best research and criticism, expanding your understanding of history, art, philosophy, religion, literature, and more.

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.

Ancient Greek Civilization #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". 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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