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    • The Early Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Early Middle Ages-the years from A.D. 650 to 1000-were crucial to Europe's future social and political development. These 24 lectures trace a journey from Scandinavia across northern and central Europe to the farthest reaches of the Byzantine and Islamic empires, providing an exciting new look an era often simply called the "Dark Ages."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Look at the Transition to the Middle Ages!

    • By Mike on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Late Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Late Middle Ages-the two centuries from c. 1300 to c. 1500 - might seem like a distant era, but students of history are still trying to reach a consensus about how it should be interpreted. Was it an era of calamity or rebirth? Was it still clearly medieval or the period in which humanity took its first decisive steps into modernity? These 24 provocative lectures introduce you to the age's major events, personalities, and developments, and arms you with the essentials you need to form your own ideas about this age of extremes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Overview of the Late Middle Ages

    • By Mike on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The High Middle Ages

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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    At the dawn of the last millennium in the year 1000, Europe was one of the world's more stagnant regions-an economically undeveloped, intellectually derivative, and geopolitically passive backwater, with illiteracy, starvation, and disease the norm for almost everyone. Yet only three centuries later, all of this had changed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful teacher

    • By Mary Elizabeth Reynolds on 03-02-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • How the Crusades Changed History

    • By: Philip Daileader, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Philip Daileader
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Centuries have passed since the last crusader knight laid down his sword, but the Crusades continue to hold sway over our world. Because the Crusades have been so consequential to history, it's essential to understand the context, motivations, and preconditions of these dramatic military campaigns. In doing so, you'll not only get a fresher understanding of the Crusades, you'll discover surprising truths about why (and how) they were fought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am so pleased that Teaching Co is now on Audible

    • By D. Littman on 08-24-13

    Regular price: $34.95