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  • The Celtic World

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Jennifer Paxton PhD
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 616

Following the surge of interest and pride in Celtic identity since the 19th century, much of what we thought we knew about the Celts has been radically transformed. In The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wish this had a different title

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-20-18

Holy linguistics, Batman!

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

This course is much less about the “Celtic World,” than it is about tracing the linguistic history of Celtic-speaking people. I love mythology, history, and archeological studies... but I found this course somewhat lacking. No tails of Cuchulain, the Mabinogion, or many other significant cultural historical references. Must say, disappointed.

27 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Worlds of South America

  • By: Edwin Barnhart, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Edwin Barnhart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 688

Buried by the centuries on soaring mountain slopes and beneath arid deserts and lush jungles of South America, the remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations-many unknown until recent decades-are now coming to light and raising tantalizing questions about what else may be awaiting discovery.Take an adventurous trek to these wilds of South America and the great civilizations of the ancients. In 24 eye-opening lectures, you'll take an in-depth look at the emerging finds and archaeological knowledge of more than 12 seminal civilizations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost Worlds Rediscovered

  • By L.L. on 09-30-14

Fascinating!!

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Reviewed: 09-11-18

I think I’ve listened to this lecture series at least half a dozen times. Edwin Barnhart is a phenomenal presenting expert, and I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone with a fascination for cultural history!

  • Don't Know Much about the Bible

  • Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned
  • By: Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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    4 out of 5 stars 134

Bringing to life the world of the Old and New Testaments, the acclaimed creator of the bestselling Don’t Know Much About® series transforms dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts. Relying on new research and improved translations, Kenneth C. Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says: Jericho’s walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line; Moses never parted the Red Sea; There was a Jesus, but he wasn’t born on Christmas and he probably wasn't an only child....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great overview of the Bible

  • By Jwells49 on 05-13-15

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 07-24-17

Not for zealots, this book provides a unique and enlightening view on both the old and new testaments. Not afraid to point out and explain contradictions or take critical viewpoints on some very old, antiquated statements there in.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful