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by Richard Bulliet
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This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history from prehistoric times to 1500.

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by John Green
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John Green teaches you the history of the world in 42 episodes!

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by Douglas Rae
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In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature.

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by Richard J. Evans
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Epidemic diseases have been as important as war in their devastating effects on human society through the ages. This series of lectures looks at them in their relation to society, the economy, culture and ideas, and the state.

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by Stanley Chodorow
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An examination of the world from 1200 to 1750, the course focuses on the transition from medieval to modern by addressing philosophical, social, political, economic, and technological changes in Asia, Europe, and Islamic territories.

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by Joseph Hughes
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Analysis of the Roman Empire, The Russian Empire/Soviet Union, and the United States as superpowers. Particular attention will be paid to the rise and fall of the Roman and Russian/Soviet empires, with parallels and possible implications for the United States.

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by Richard Bulliet
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This course covers the History of the Middle East from the 18th century until the present, examining the region ranging from Morocco to Iran and including the Ottoman Empire.

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by Robert R. Cargill
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This course surveys the religious, political, and cultural history of Jerusalem over three millennia as a symbolic focus of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Take a trip across the world and back through the ages to experience the art of many cultures and historical periods.

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by Thomas O'Brien
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An overview of the interactions among seven major cultural traditions (Judeo-Christian, Graeco-Roman, Indian, Chinese, African, Islamic, American Indian), from c.e. 1500.

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