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    • The Foundations of Western Civilization

    • By: Thomas F. X. Noble, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas F. X. Noble
    • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
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    What is Western Civilization? According to Professor Noble, it is "much more than human and political geography," encompassing myriad forms of political and institutional structures - from monarchies to participatory republics - and its own traditions of political discourse. It involves choices about who gets to participate in any given society and the ways in which societies have resolved the tension between individual self-interest and the common good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Mike Keith on 08-08-16

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Popes and the Papacy: A History

    • By: Thomas F. X. Noble, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas F. X. Noble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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    Despite the papacy's enormous influence, how much do you really know about this ancient and powerful institution? Catholics and non-Catholics alike will enjoy these 24 illuminating lectures about this remarkable institution. Professor Noble gives you priceless insights into the dramatic history of the papal office and the lives of the men who represented it. Filled with interesting stories and remarkable insights, this course promises to educate, enlighten, and entertain you.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Series

    • By David I. Williams on 05-12-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Late Antiquity: Crisis and Transformation

    • By: Thomas F. X. Noble, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas F. X. Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
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    Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire painted a portrait of the Roman Empire in a long, debilitating slide to oblivion, but now historians have reevaluated this picture to create a radically different understanding of the period now known as "late antiquity." Far from being a period of decline and fall, late antiquity marked one of history's great turning points.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Drinking history from a fire hose!

    • By AlexIndia on 12-15-14

    Regular price: $41.95