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    • The Italians before Italy: Conflict and Competition in the Mediterranean

    • By: Kenneth R. Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth R. Bartlett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
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    Take a riveting tour of the Italian peninsula, from the glittering canals of Venice to the lavish papal apartments and ancient ruins of Rome. In these 24 lectures, Professor Bartlett traces the development of the Italian city-states of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, showing how the modern nation of Italy was forged out of the rivalries, allegiances, and traditions of a vibrant and diverse people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • European political history taken to the next level

    • By Quaker on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Italian Renaissance

    • By: Kenneth R. Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth R. Bartlett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    The effects of the Italian Renaissance are still with us today, from the incomparable paintings of Leonardo da Vinci to the immortal writings of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But why was there such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy at the start of the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy? And why in certain Italian city-states such as Florence? Professor Bartlett probes these questions and more in 36 dynamic lectures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Course but need written text

    • By Listen on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Development of European Civilization

    • By: Kenneth R. Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Kenneth R. Bartlett
    • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    In almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested. And you'll be living with the consequences for the rest of your life. These 48 lectures lead you through the doors of that laboratory and guide you through the development of Europe from the late Middle Ages through the eve of World War II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Development of Some European Civilizarion

    • By Sunshine Reader on 02-23-15

    Regular price: $52.95