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  • The History of Ancient Egypt

  • By: Bob Brier, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Bob Brier
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,450

Ancient Egyptian civilization is so grand our minds sometimes have difficulty adjusting to it. It lasted 3,000 years, longer than any other on the planet. Its Great Pyramid of Cheops was the tallest building in the world until well into the 19th century and remains the only Ancient Wonder still standing. And it was the most technologically advanced of the ancient civilizations, with the medical knowledge that made Egyptian physicians the most famous in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incomprehensibly complete

  • By Nassir on 07-09-13

Very Impressed

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-15

Any additional comments?

Professor Brier's enthusiastic approach to the history of ancient Egypt made these lectures interesting. There was a lot of information to cover in the 48 lectures, but he was consistent throughout the course in making it interesting and at the same time instructive.

  • Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

  • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 567

Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • None of my professors has ever been this helpful!

  • By R. Hays on 03-01-15

Good Introduction to Essay Writing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-28-15

If you could sum up Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything in three words, what would they be?

Lectures informative and useful.

Any additional comments?

As with her series on the Medieval World, I enjoyed Professor Armstrong's lectures on writing. The primary theme of this series was how to write an essay. All of the lectures supported this theme with lectures 6-10 actually showing how to write the essay. She used examples from popular literature to illustrate how important it is to pay attention to how the author is perceived by the audience. In addition, the use of other genres at appropriate times can also enhance the writing piece. She finished the series by discussing how to edit and rewrite the essay. With this, she used examples from her area of research on King Arthur. This series was a review for me, but also showed me how to use different approaches in my writing.

18 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • The History of Christian Theology

  • By: Phillip Cary, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Phillip Cary
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

In this 36-lecture course, you'll find an engaging way to explore profound religious questions and the many responses believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over more than 2,000 years. Through this series, Professor Cary reveals the enduring power of the Christian tradition-as both an intellectual discipline and a spiritual path.These lectures begin at the very dawn of Christianity, as you examine some of the earliest examples of scripture recorded by the first communities of the faithful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Been Waiting for This

  • By Slinksterchic on 09-25-13

Impressed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-21-14

If you could sum up The History of Christian Theology in three words, what would they be?

Very good overview

Who was your favorite character and why?

Professor Cary was very knowledgeable

Which scene was your favorite?

It was especially helpful the way Cary would compare and contrast throughout the course, such as the differences and similarities between the Eastern and Western churches, or those between Luther and Calvin to name a couple.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Each period of Christian thought was informative, but as my knowledge of medieval thought was especially sparse, Cary's lectures on Anselm, Aquinas, and others were particularly helpful.

Any additional comments?

Informative overview of the history of Christian thought.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful