How the Crusades Changed History

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The Vikings

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Viking assault on England 16. From varangians into Russians 26. Land and people of Medieval Scandinavia 3.

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Classics of British Literature

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Philosophy and Religion in the West

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Herodotus: The Father of History The Great Courses by Elizabeth Vandiver 2000-05-04

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C. E. Herodotus c. 484-420 b. C. E. Was a greek who was born in what is now the modern Turkish resort town of Bodrum and who died, so tradition says, in the south of Italy. Made them the first Europeans to throw back an eastern invasion. The book that emerged from these " Used book in Good Condition. 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.

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The Era of the Crusades

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The Teaching Company #ad - Course description url: http://www. Thegreatcourses. Com/tgc/courses/course_detail. Aspx?cid=390 . You'll consider the immediate circumstances-the leaders, key battles, purposes, and degrees of success or failure-surrounding these often-monumental expeditions. From this perspective, cultural, you'll study the complex but absorbing causes of the Crusades, which include the many political, and economic changes in Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Used book in Good Condition. The teaching company's list price: $269. 95. 36 lectures, 18 audio cds. Used book in Good Condition. You'll also explore a wide variety of misperceptions and long-debated questions about the crusades: did the popes preach the Crusades as a way to increase their personal power and authority? Why did the members of the Fourth Crusade decide to sack Constantinople, turning the Crusades from Christian against "infidel" to Christian against Christian? Taken together, these historically rich lectures are an opportunity to appreciate fully how Western Civilization changed in many profound ways during the Crusading era.

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The Early Middle Ages

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THE TEACHING COMPANY PC8296 #ad - Instead, let professor philip daileader be your guide and set you on the path to answers with The Late Middle Ages, the final course in his excellent trilogy that began with The Early Middle Ages and The High Middle Ages. This provocative 24-lecture course introduces you to the age's major events, according to Professor Daileader, "experiences disasters and tragedies of such magnitude that those who survive them cannot remember the like, and developments and arms you with the essentials you need to form your own ideas about this age of extremes-an age that, personalities, and doubt that subsequent generations will be capable of believing their descriptions.

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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age

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Course Guidebooks Included. From there, you'll delve into the catastrophic period after Alexander's death in 323 B. C. Which ushered in a period of catastrophic change as ambitious warlords carved up Alexander's realm into their own separate empires. Used book in Good Condition. In the opening lectures, son of a brilliant father, you'll explore the enigma of Alexander, yet always at odds with the man whom he succeeded.

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You'll trace his early campaigns against the Persians and follow him to Egypt, where he was acclaimed as the son of god.

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The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History

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95. Used book in Good Condition. Yet, compelling controversies have existed surrounding the faith's first three centuries, throughout Christian history, when it grew from a persecuted sect into a powerful religion. These controversies bring into question many commonly accepted beliefs about Christianity. Course description url: http://www.

Thegreatcourses. Com/tgc/courses/course_detail. Aspx?cid=390 Explore these and other intriguing questions in this unique inquiry into the core of Christian tradition. In this course, an award-winning professor and new york Times best-selling author offers a penetrating investigation of the 24 most pivotal controversies, shedding light on fallacies that obscure an accurate view of the religion and how it evolved into what it is today.

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The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

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The World of Byzantium

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Yet it was, "without a doubt the greatest state in christendom through much of the Middle Ages, according to Professor Harl, " and well worth our attention as a way to widen our perspective on everything from the decline of imperial Rome to the rise of the Renaissance. In a series of 24 tellingly detailed lectures, you'll learn how the greek-speaking empire of Byzantium, cultures, or East Rome, Greek and Latin, occupied a crucial place in both time and space that began with Constantine the Great and endured for more than a millennium - a crucible where peoples, and ideas met and melded to create a world at once Eastern and Western, classical and Christian.

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