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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. There are over 100 audio courses in the categories of history, philosophy, literature, and a handful of other college subjects. All courses are available on CD and cassette through the Recorded Books website and most of the courses are available on audio download on LearnOutLoud.com. Each course has 14 lectures with each lecture lasting approximately 35 minutes, and each course comes with a book-length course guide.

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by Donald M.G. Sutherland
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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.

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by Jay Winik
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In this introductory lecture, Professor Jay Winik traces what led America into the grip of Civil War, and begins a series on how the nation survived.

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by Adam Potkay
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The goal of this audio course is to provide listeners with a literary and historical overview of the Bible, from its opening in Genesis to its ending in the Book of Revelation, and also with a sense of some of the ways in which the Bible has influenced the literary traditions of the West.

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by Frances Titchener
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The influence of ancient Roman civilization on Western culture is difficult to overestimate...

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by Robin Lane Fox
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Professor Robin Fox begins a thorough biographical portrait of Alexander the Great in this first lecture for The Modern Scholar Series.

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by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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Islam and Christianity share both remarkable similarities and remarkable differences. In the grand scheme, both are relatively recent religions, with Christianity taking hold in Northern Europe at about the same time that Islam took hold in the Persian world (although Christianity appeared on the scene six centuries before Islam).

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by Michael Drout
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Had the Angles and Saxons not purposefully migrated to the isles of the Britons and brought with them their already-well-developed use of language, Angelina Jolie may never have appeared in the movie Beowulf.

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by Donald M.G. Sutherland
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Esteemed professor Donald M.G. Sutherland provides a riveting account of the French Revolution, explaining how its effects varied greatly according to regional economies, social structures, and religious affiliations.

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by Alan M. Dershowitz
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The courtroom trial has fascinated human beings from the beginning of recorded history. Trials are theater, trials are history, and the great trials of the twentieth century and beyond provide a unique window into American history and the sense of America's enduring commitment to law.

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by Jennifer Tobin
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No ancient society has exerted greater influence on the development of Western culture than the ancient Greeks.

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