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The resources showcased here offer a great overview of history that spans the entire globe, from era defining events to the people that shape.

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Modern Scholar

Recorded Books publishes and sells the Modern Scholar Series which are recorded lecture audio courses taught by university professors.

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12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire Podcast
12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire Podcast
by Lars Brownworth

This lecture series covers the history of the Byzantine Empire through the study of 12 of it's greatest rulers.
The Americas
The Americas
by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

The Americas, part of the acclaimed Modern Library Chronicles series, offers an intriguing history of the world’s western hemisphere.
Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity
Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity
by David Christian

Taught by historian David Christian, Big History offers a unique opportunity to view human history in the context of the many histories that surround it.
The Buildup to World War I
The Buildup to World War I
by John Ramsden

Learn how the "The Great War" started in this lecture from Professor John Ramsden on the buildup to World War I. He talks about the rise of Germany as an imperial power which sought to rival Britain.
Command and Control: Great Military Leaders from Washington to the Twenty-First Century
Command and Control: Great Military Leaders from Washington to the Twenty-First Century
by Mark R. Polelle

Professor Mark R. Polelle examines great military leaders in history, beginning with George Washington and moving on to Napoleon, U.S. Grant, Pershing, MacArthur, and Schwarzkopf, among others.
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Podcast
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History Podcast
by Dan Carlin

Hardcore History discusses the issues and questions history fans love.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 1
by Edward Gibbon

Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is one of the greatest texts in the English language. In magisterial prose, Gibbon charts...
Don't Know Much About History
Don't Know Much About History
by Kenneth C. Davis

A new, completely revised, expanded and updated edition of the New York Times best seller that launched the entire Don't Know Much About series.
The Foundations of Western Civilization
The Foundations of Western Civilization
by Thomas F. X. Noble

From its humble beginnings in the great river valleys of Iraq and Egypt to the dawn of the modern world, this course traces the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of Western civilization.
Great Moments in History Podcast
Great Moments in History Podcast

Great Moments in History is a collection of ten momentous events in World and American history, covered by live, on-the-spot newscasters.
Great Speeches in History
Great Speeches in History

This audio program offers speeches from a wide variety of thinkers and leaders. You will here important statements made by Philosophers, Religious Leaders, Royalty, Statesman civil rights advocates and more.
Great Speeches in History Podcast
Great Speeches in History Podcast

Great Speeches in History is a podcast devoted to the great thinkers, statesman and other public orators that have graced us throughout history with their words.
Heroes of History
Heroes of History
by Will Durant

At Will Durant's death at 96, in 1981, his personal papers were dispersed among relatives, collectors, and archive houses....
History According to Bob Podcast
History According to Bob Podcast
by Bob Packett

Join us for a Podcast Journey through History. Professor Bob tells fascinating stories of historical people, places, and customs.
A History of Ancient Greece
A History of Ancient Greece
by Eric H. Cline

In this intriguing series of lectures, prolific researcher, author, and George Washington University professor Eric H. Cline delves into the history of ancient Greece, frequently considered to be the founding nation of democracy in Western civilization.
History of the European Union
History of the European Union
by Richard T. Griffiths

Richard Griffiths invites the listener to look closer at the history and the underlying reasons behind the main developments of European integration.
The History of the Peloponnesian War
The History of the Peloponnesian War
by Thucydides

The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens) in the 5th Century BC.
HistoryPodcast
HistoryPodcast

HistoryPodcast is a show simply devoted to history. Anything and everything related to history will be covered. If you have a passion for history this is the podcast for you.
A Little History of the World
A Little History of the World
by E.H. Gombrich

The international bestseller available in English for the first time: E. H. Gombrich’s world history for the curious of all ages.
Military History Podcast
Military History Podcast
by George Hageman

Bringing you the strangest anecdotes, innovative technology, and most significant events in Military History.
Napoleon 101 Podcast
Napoleon 101 Podcast

If you are new to Napoleon, then we hope this show will give you a taste to learn more. If you are already an experienced hand, then we hope you will enjoy hearing a couple of Napoleon geeks tell the story that you are already familiar with.
The Outline of History
The Outline of History
by H.G. Wells

Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H.G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world...
Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast
Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast

Why did some Japanese soldiers keep fighting after World War II ended? What made Peter the Great so Great? Tune in and learn more Stuff You Missed in History Class in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.
They Saw It Happen
They Saw It Happen

Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts of notable historical events beginning with the Spartans at Thermopylae in 480 BC through to and including the Bombing of Hiroshima in 1945....
Understanding the French Revolution
Understanding the French Revolution
by Donald M.G. Sutherland

In this lecture esteemed professor Donald M.G. Sutherland sets out to define revolution and how the French Revolution has in turn changed the definition of revolution. He then examines a number of the proposed causes of the French Revolution that have been debated since then.
World War I: The Great War and the World It Made
World War I: The Great War and the World It Made
by John Ramsden

"The Great War" as it was known at the time was also said to be the "war to end all wars." It seized all of Europe and much of the rest of the world in its grip of death and destruction.
World's First Superpower I: The Rise of the British Empire From 1497 To 1901
World's First Superpower I: The Rise of the British Empire From 1497 To 1901
by Denis Judd

This course will examine the growth and development of the largest empire in world history - the British Empire - beginning with the late fifteenth century Tudor dynasty in England and ending with the death of the Queen-Empress Victoria in 1901.

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