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The Great Courses

The Great Courses, formerly known as The Teaching Company, produces 350 lecture courses taught by professors at the nation's leading universities, which they sell on CD, DVD, Audio Download, and Video Download. Their courses vary in length, ranging from 8 to 84 lectures, with lectures lasting either 30 or 45 minutes. The courses cover a wide range of topics in the categories of history, literature, the arts, philosophy, religion, science, and business. Most of their courses are available in both audio and video formats with visual aids included in the video tapings of the professors teaching their course. Their professors are carefully selected through evaluations and auditions from students and customers, and the professors they choose teach at well respected colleges such as Stanford, Georgetown, and many Ivy League colleges. Their products can be purchased online or by calling 1-800-832-2412.


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by Jennifer Paxton
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Experience for yourself the drama of this dynamic year in medieval history, centered on the landmark Norman Conquest....

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by Arnold Weinstein
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This course offers an in-depth look at 11 carefully selected figures: Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston, Sherwood Anderson, Flannery O’Connor, William S. Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Coover, Toni Morrison, and Don DeLillo.

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by Robert Greenberg
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Over the centuries, orchestral music has given us a category of works that stand apart as transcendent expressions of the human spirit....

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by David Zarefsky
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Our greatest public orator, Abraham Lincoln’s speeches still stir the heart of any American who encounters them.

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by Elizabeth Vandiver
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The Aeneid is ancient Rome’s great national epic. It was basic to the education of generations of Romans and inspired such writers and artists as St. Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Tennyson, and T. S. Elliot.

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by Kenneth P. Vickery
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The story of Africa is the oldest and most event-filled chronicle of human activity on the planet. These 36 half-hour lectures cover this great historical drama, tracing the story of the sub-Saharan region of the continent from the earliest evidence of human habitation to the latest challenges facing African nations in the 21st century.

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by Bart D. Ehrman
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The writings that make up the New Testament stand at the very foundation of Christianity.

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by Dale Hoak
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Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547), one of his biographers wrote, “changed the heart, mind, and face of Britain more than anything between the coming of the Normans and the coming of the factory.”

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by Jeremy McInerney
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We call it the "Golden Age"—the period during the 5th century B.C. when the Greek city-state of Athens experienced a cultural flowering of extraordinary power and importance for Western culture.

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by Don Howard
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In May 1905, an unknown 26-year-old Swiss patent clerk wrote to a friend about four scientific papers he had been working on in his spare time. He casually alluded to one as "revolutionary," and he confidently asserted that another would modify the "theory of space and time."

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