The Great Courses: Modern History
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  • Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon | The Great Courses

    Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Suzanne M. Desan
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    The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society - not just for France, but for all of Europe. An account of the events alone reads like something out of a thrilling novel.

    Such a great balance of the big picture and detail
    Reviewed on September 17 2013 by Monte Johnston (Clayton, NC)
  • The Industrial Revolution | The Great Courses

    The Industrial Revolution

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Patrick N. Allitt
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    From electric lights to automobiles to the appliances that make our lives easier at work and at home, we owe so much of our world to the Industrial Revolution. In this course, The Great Courses partners with the Smithsonian - one of the world's most storied and exceptional educational institutions - to examine the extraordinary events of this period and uncover the far-reaching impact of this incredible revolution.

    Fascinating and very well presented

    This is the third course by Professor Allitt that I've listened to. The courses are very well organized and I find his lectures extremely engaging. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 22 2014 by SJS (United States)