This course is designed to transport you into the heart of a strange and wonderful world - the world of medieval Europe. You'll explore some of the most powerful theological ideas, economic tensions, and political struggles that shaped Western civilization.
I buy a lot of academic courses from The Teaching Company and the Modern Scholar. I thought this was a new title from Modern Scholar when I bought it. I didn't notice for awhile that it's from an outfit called, Now You Know. When I went to their website to see what else they offer, I discovered they are basically a Bible College look at academia. It was a slant I found limited and occasionally offensive. I wouldn't buy from them intentionally. I'm not their intended audience. Now I know.
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With Jane guiding you through the Pantheon, you will be immersed in the mystery, meaning and the eternal principles of this ancient monument, appreciating the architecture and the art in the context of history. You will come away with a deep and lasting understanding of the essence of this remarkable place.
All hail Hadrian and his 'pumpkin drawings,' Apollodorus of Damascus notwithstanding.
An enjoyable guide to a remarkable site.
In 1447, Fra Angelico began painting his heavenly vision on the vault of the San Brizio Chapel in Orivieto, but within months he abandoned his contract. Fifty years later, Luca Signorelli was commissioned to finish the ceiling and to decorate the walls of the room. The result was one of the most original and significant fresco cycles produced in Italy during that historic period of artistic achievement known as the High Renaissance.
I enjoyed going deeper into the San Brizio Chapel. But the presenter doesn't modulate her voice to show any passion or personality. That makes it a little tedious.