36 Revolutionary Figures of History : The Great Courses: Civilization & Culture

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Allen C. Guelzo Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, Professor Bob Brier Ph.D. The University of North Carolina, Professor Dennis Dalton Ph.D. University of London, Professor Stephen A. Erickson Ph.D. Yale University
  • Series: The Great Courses: Civilization & Culture
  • 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Alexander the Great, Jesus, Darwin, and Churchill are just a few of the many politicians, religious leaders, scientists, philosophers, authors, inventors, and generals who transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. Now, with this unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog, meet the remarkable people without whom the world would never be the same.
You'll examine the world that was dramatically reformed by a particular individual, or plunge into a defining moment in an individual's life, or learn how an individual went on to influence some of history's other great revolutionaries. Most importantly: you'll come away with a thorough understanding of why history is so indebted-for better or, in some instances, for worse-to these 36 epic figures, including Socrates, Queen Victoria, Abraham Lincoln, and Mohandas Gandhi. You'll also encounter figures that you may not have considered to be so revolutionary.
It takes a great professor to help you understand what makes a single person change the world. To that end, we've assembled individual lectures from some of our most highly rated and beloved professors and instructors. Drawn from a range of academic fields (including military history, science, literature, religious studies, and philosophy), each professor lends his or her expert knowledge and teaching skills to making this an authoritative learning experience.
Countless adventures await you with this carefully crafted look at titanic historical figures. If you have a friend who is new to The Great Courses, this collection makes for an accessible and rewarding first step into lifelong learning.


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Good overview, introduced me into a few new interesting charachters. It does lean heavily towards scientists, which whilst it makes, I had not anticipated.
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- mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-08-2014
  • Publisher: The Great Courses