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Development of European Civilization

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For anyone living in the Western world, Europe is so much more than just a varied mix of travel destinations, an inspiring example of different cultures living side by side, and a set of historical events that forever altered the history of Western civilization. Europe is, in fact, as much an idea as it is a place.
Unbound, 612 pages
Published 2012 by The Teaching Company
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Nov 25, 2016 Mark Lawry rated it it was amazing
Easily the best of the great courses I've listened to. As with all of these courses it covered a big picture view of 100s of years of Europe in 1/2 hour lectures. Each of these lectures could have been (and are) entire courses in themselves. WWII for example is just one 1/2 hour lecture. This would be a great course to listen to early in high school to understand how various issues fit together, the fall of Rome, feudalism, the catholic church, the Reformation, the crusades, the renaissance, the ...more
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Not my favorite Great Courses offering, though the content is very interesting and comprehensive. The lecturer left something to be desired, in my opinion. Not anything bad, but just not my favorite.
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Kenneth Bartlett is a professor of History & Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where he served as the editor of Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Reforme and president of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies. He has received multiple teaching awards and was appointed the first director of the Officer of ...more
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