Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

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#ad - From the trenches of world war i to Nazi Germany to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. Such 20th-century ideologies as marxism, Communism, Nazism, and Fascism embraced this idea willingly - even enthusiastically - and used terror to implement it. These 24 necessary lectures trace the violent history of the 20th century, especially, beginning with its early roots in the American and, the French revolutions.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. With each passing lecture, you will see how the 20th century's-violence was the result of specific historical developments that eventually combined, with explosive results. In the final lectures, professor Liulevicius considers recent figures such as Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden and assesses terrorism in the contemporary world.

. Yet while such monumental violence seems senseless, it is not inexplicable. Instead, utopia could be built right now, in this life. You'll see how leaders of totalitarian governments act as mobsters, " such as the cult of the leader, and how regimes create fear and command allegiance through the use of bureaucratic "machines, secret police, and the media.

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Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. From the very beginning, sustainable connection between the two? drawing on the work of thinkers from plato and epictetus to Simone Weil and Viktor Frankl, Professor Ambrosio aims the philosophical problem of meaning squarely at the student, inviting you to actively engage with it by asking you to grapple with universal questions like, How should I live my life? What is the relationship of death to life? Is there some deep, you'll probe the existential choices about meaning and value that exist as potentials in the fabric of our experience and that call forth the dignity and possibility of our own living.

Using the key metaphorical figures of the hero and the saint, humanist philosophical tradition and the Judeo-Christian/Islamic theistic tradition, he leads you through the history and evolution of two Western traditions that address the question of meaning: The Greek-derived, tracking the two archetypes as they react to and evolve with cultural changes across the centuries.

Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life #ad - . In this inspiring series of 36 lectures, professor Ambrosio charts how these questions have been pursued and grasped through the ages, providing you with the understanding and the tools to come to terms with them in a direct, practical way. But these lectures go far beyond an exercise in intellectual understanding.

What is the meaning of life? is human existence meaningful or absurd? If you've ever pondered these questions, you have an extraordinary adventure in store, as an award-winning teacher presents a boldly revealing inquiry into these most fundamental of human concerns.

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A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

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The Great Courses #ad - That's what the wisdom of history teaches us. And no one is better able to explain the unexplainable about this man and his movement than Professor Childers. Over half a century later, the horror and fascination still linger. You'll discover who voted for the nazis and why; how the nazis campaigned, and what they appeared to stand for; why there was apparently so little resistance to them; what made the Nazi regime so popular at home; how the Nazis were able to seize control of the press, courts, radio, and police; how the Nazis were ultimately destroyed by Allied forces; and whether or not something like this could happen again - and how to make sure that it doesn't.

Lifetime manufacturer warranty. And adolf hitler was surely the greatest enemy ever faced by modern civilization. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information. These 12 lectures are designed to answer two burning questions that have nagged generations for decades, ever since hitler and nazism were destroyed: How could a man like Adolf Hitler and a movement like Nazism come to power in 20th-century Germany, an industrially developed country with a highly educated population? How were the Nazis able to establish the foundations of a totalitarian regime in such a short time and hurl all of Europe - and the world - into a devastating war that would consume so many millions of lives? As you travel back in time to answer these questions, you'll gain fascinating and sometimes troubling insights into the historical nightmare sparked by Hitler and his beliefs.

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Popes and the Papacy: A History

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The Teaching Company #ad - Filled with interesting stories and remarkable insights, this course promises to educate, enlighten, and entertain you. More than a billion Roman Catholics throughout the world today look to the pope for guidance and leadership. You'll follow four critical strands of papal history over 2, and routines, traditions, ideas, 000 years: the history of the "Petrine" idea; the history of an institution; the history of popes and antipopes; the history of Western civilization; and you'll look inside the Vatican's doors and discover fresh views on the institution's people, as well as the important roles played by organizations like the Curia and the Secretariat of State.

Popes and the Papacy: A History #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Despite the papacy's enormous influence, how much do you really know about this ancient and powerful institution? Catholics and non-Catholics alike will enjoy these 24 illuminating lectures about this remarkable institution. You'll investigate the mechanisms by which the church not only ministers to its worldwide flock but also deals with the practical realities of its administration.

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Comparative Religion

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The Teaching Company #ad - Among the aspects of faith you compare and contrast are creation myths and sacred stories, concepts of the divine, sacred texts and spaces, and religion's ultimate goals - the reasons its adherents give them such importance. These 24 lectures offer you an opportunity to gain a solid grasp of the key ideas of religion itself - the issues that repeatedly surface when you look at any faith's beliefs, practices, and organization.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Using the basics of these five major religions as a starting point - and explaining those basics so that no prior knowledge is needed - Professor Kimball plunges deeply into each to reveal and clarify the essential structural components shared by all faiths.

Comparative Religion #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. It's an exploration that can strengthen the interpersonal understanding that underlies your daily relationships, enhance your perception of events in a diverse world, and deepen your appreciation of your own beliefs and the traditions followed by others.

After completing these lectures, as professor Kimball puts it, you'll be able to "see with a native eye", when you wonder why followers of a given religion believe or act as they do. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Using five major religions - judaism, buddhism, christianity, Islam, and Hinduism - as illustrations of how religions can address the same core issues in parallel and different ways, Professor Kimball leads you on an exploration of religion's complex and multidimensional nature.

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Conquest of the Americas

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Was christopher columbus's voyage to the americas in 1492 the most important event in the history of the world? Professor Eakin's provocative answer is a resounding "Yes" - as he presents his case in an intriguing series of 24 lectures.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And you'll see the traumatic consequences - not only for the native peoples of the Americas, but for the people of Africa, as well, millions of whom had their lives altered by the transatlantic slave trade that resulted. He argues that the voyage gave birth to the distinct identity of the Americas today by creating a collision between three distinct cultures - European, African, and Native American - that radically transformed the view of the world on both sides of the Atlantic.

These thoughtful lectures will remind you that when Columbus completed his voyage, he found a people unlike any he had ever known, living in a land unmentioned in any of the great touchstones of Western knowledge. While professor eakin readily identifies his own interpretation of events, he generously showcases competing views, and you'll benefit enormously from the many works he cites for further study.

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Earth's Changing Climate

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Whatever your views on climate change, it's important to understand how the current scientific consensus on global warming evolved out of basic physical principles and a broad range of observations. The lectures address only scientific issues and make no policy recommendations.

In 2007 the intergovernmental panel on climate change-representing a global consensus of hundreds of scientists-concluded that "warming of the climate system is unequivocal, widespread melting of snow and ice, " citing observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, and rising global mean sea level.

Earth's Changing Climate #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Instead, they have been designed to serve as your personal scientific briefing to equip you to engage knowledgeably in one of the most important environmental issues of our time.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In clear and accessible lectures designed for nonscientists, you'll learn about the "fingerprints" of global climate change-ranging from borehole temperatures to melting glaciers to the altered behavior of plant and animal species and other indicators-that convince scientists that our Earth has been warming at an unprecedented rate in recent decades.

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London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

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The Great Courses #ad - But what made the city the perfect environment for so many great developments? How did London endure the sweeping historical revolutions and disasters without crumbling? Find the answers to these questions and more in these 24 fascinating lectures. Professor bucholz continuously emphasizes the importance of understanding and experiencing the sights and sounds of London as it was lived by its residents.

. By the final lecture, you'll come to realize just what Samuel Johnson meant when he famously declared, "there is in London, all that life can afford. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Lecture 1: is earth warming? Lecture 2: Butterflies, Glaciers, and Hurricanes.

London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World #ad - What makes the course unique is that it takes you deep into the streets of London during formative periods in its history. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London.

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The Development of European Civilization

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#ad - And you'll witness the evolution of the European class system, which influenced the social forces that swirled around it just as much as it was influenced by them. You'll investigate the forces that intermingled to create the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying economic and social upheavals that would, in turn, create so many more.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. These 48 lectures lead you through the doors of that laboratory and guide you through the development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

The Development of European Civilization #ad - In almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested. More important: he offers you the chance to experience Europe's development from a European perspective. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Lecture 1: is earth warming? Lecture 2: Butterflies, Glaciers, and Hurricanes. You'll explore the new roles for religion in European life, from the end of the traditional union of altar and throne to great upheavals such as the Protestant Reformation and the Great Schism. And you'll be living with the consequences for the rest of your life.

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Great Battles of the Ancient World

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The Teaching Company #ad - Encompassing the region from mesopotamia to western europe-including egypt and northern Africa-this course charts the development of warfare from prehistoric times and examines battles and warfare from the city-states of early Sumer to the fearsome Assyrian war machine, and the legions of Rome, the Persian invasions, the Greeks' distinctive form of combat, which evolved brutally effective tactics that gained them dominion over the entire Mediterranean basin.

If this course has advanced its audience's comprehension of war even a little, then it has amply fulfilled its purpose. Forget hollywood's portrayal of violence and mayhem in ancient warfare and find out what the ancient battles were really like. Although the battles you study were fought long ago, considerable controversy exists among contemporary historians.

Great Battles of the Ancient World #ad - Lecture 1: is earth warming? Lecture 2: Butterflies, Glaciers, and Hurricanes. Professor fagan presents contending theories without losing sight of the grim realities of war, and the many millions who have died on the battlefields. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. What were the weapons, alexander the great's crushing hammer-and-anvil tactics against the persians at gaugemela, training, giving one side victory and the other defeat? In 24 exciting lectures, and logistics? What were the crucial factors that could turn the tide of battle, Professor Fagan introduces you to the many fateful battles that became crucibles of history: the fearsome clash between the Athenians and the invading Persian army at the Marathon, tactics, armor, and the Roman mastery of siege warfare at the Jewish fortress of Masada.

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Religions of the Axial Age : An Approach to the World’s Religions

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The Teaching Company #ad - Professor muesse looks at the historical conditions in which the world religions arose and explores how they answered shared metaphysical and human dilemmas. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

You'll enjoy a ringside seat as each founding sage wrestles with moral accountability, good versus evil, the nature of self and ultimate reality, suffering and transcendence - all topics that still puzzle us today. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll also see how these religions compare, Christianity, and contribute to contemporary Judaism, contrast, and Islam.

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