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    • The Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition

    • By: Teofilo F. Ruiz, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Teofilo F. Ruiz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 274
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      4 out of 5 stars 249
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      4 out of 5 stars 243

    Western civilization is closely associated with reason and science, and with exceptional accomplishments in art, architecture, music, and literature.Yet it has also been characterized by widespread belief in the supernatural and the irrational - with mystics who have visions of the divine and entire movements of people who wait in fervent anticipation of the apocalypse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For those who wonder why

    • By Christina on 10-07-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Other 1492: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire

    • By: Teofilo F. Ruiz, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Teofilo F. Ruiz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 128
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      4 out of 5 stars 118
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    Ask anyone about the significance of the year 1492, and you're almost certain to hear something about Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the New World. But there is also a perspective on 1492 far different than the one most of us know-one that is more complete and complex. A 1492 when there was no country called Spain and no language called Spanish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great background for Latin American developments

    • By Jeremy on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Medieval Europe: Crisis and Renewal

    • By: Teofilo F. Ruiz, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Teofilo F. Ruiz
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The Middle Ages harshly tested every aspect of human perseverance, imagination, and survival. Living conditions were squalid for almost everyone except the ruling elite, and most of the riches of Western culture were preserved in monasteries and on other continents. And into this setting came widespread famines, prolonged wars, and plagues that marked Europe's late medieval period as one of the most harrowing in recorded history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Course & Presentation

    • By Shawn on 12-30-13

    Regular price: $34.95