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Peoples and Cultures of the World

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The Teaching Company #ad - Studying these people opens up many questions: how should we judge what other cultures do - or should we judge them at all? What if those practices, such as female circumcision, conflict with our own sense of morality or human rights? What are the ethical implications of anthropologists' interactions with indigenous peoples? Can they affect or even harm a culture by making a documentary film, or providing goods such as tools or food? Explore these questions in depth and see how the study of other .

What does it mean if someone raises his eyebrows when he meets you? Are modern technological nations really happier and better off than "primitive" hunter-gatherer societies? How common is cannibalism today? Why are Starbucks coffee shops so popular with American consumers? These questions and more are addressed in this fascinating course on cultural anthropology.

Peoples and Cultures of the World #ad - Travel the world with professor fischer, a society that tracks family lineage through the mother's line, a country with a "third gender" of highly-valued men who dress like women, visiting a community where women can have up to 20 husbands, and areas where cannibalism is still practiced. As a science that incorporates many disciplines, and religion, economics, politics, including psychology, biology and genetics, the field of anthropology probes human behavior from nearly every possible perspective.

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

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Psychology of Human Behavior

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#ad - Psychology of human behavior can only begin to describe that puzzle, of course, but it is a fascinating description - both a solid summary and an ideal starting point for those eager to find the keys to the puzzle's solution. Martin believes is present in just about everyone - even if we don't always realize it.

Though the course is not intended to be an in-depth exploration of this constantly evolving discipline, the perspectives from which that question can be approached, its 36 lectures work smoothly as an easy-to-follow primer and offer the ideal starting point for satisfying curiosity about how the mind works, and directions for further learning.

Psychology of Human Behavior #ad - The psychology of human behavior is an outstanding introduction to the field of psychology, beginning with its historical context and looking ahead to some of the directions it is likely to take in the future. Ultimately, psychology is about human behavior: what we do and why we do it. He includes example after example of how complex that simple idea - what we do and why we do it - can be.

. And as professor martin moves across the landscape of psychology today, behavioral, he introduces topics as varied as major types of mental disorders; the different kinds of physical, and "talking" therapies available to treat them; and the ways simple learning is accomplished. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Though most of our understanding of human psychology has been gained in little more than a century, the puzzle psychologists are working to assemble and understand has been in process for a long, long time. Curiosity about the human mind is something Professor David W.

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Ancient Empires before Alexander

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The Teaching Company #ad - As you comb through these intriguing records, you quickly become more informed about how the past is recorded and passed down to subsequent generations. Professor dise immerses you in the political, development, analyzing three basic questions: How did this particular empire emerge? How was it governed and defended? How and why did it ultimately fall? These questions raise a host of profound issues on the growth, and military details of these thrilling civilizations, administrative, and failures of vast imperial systems.

Each lecture is packed with a range of rich sources on which our current understanding of the ancient Near East rests, including cuneiform tablets, colorful narratives, and archaeological remains. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Grounded in a chronological approach, administrative offices, you'll find no better guide through the palatial halls, and war-torn battlefields of these empires than Professor Dise.

Ancient Empires before Alexander #ad - Dvd set. Complete your knowledge of the ancient world with this comprehensive look at the dozen empires that flourished in the 2, 000 years before the conquests of Alexander the Great. Spanning thousands of years of human history and encompassing regions both familiar and forgotten, this course is a remarkable tour through the farthest reaches of the ancient world - in all its marvelous diversity.

Over the course of 36 insightful lectures, you'll follow the Egyptians, clash with one another, the Persians, the Mycenaean Greeks, the Carthaginians, create administrative and military structures, and others as they rise to glory, and eventually collapse.

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Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

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The Great Courses #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Among these: the rise of the hittites, the golden age of byzantium, the legendary Trojan War, the dawn of the Hellenistic Age, the spread of early Christianity, the fiery Greek and Persian Wars, the victories of Alexander the Great, the birth of the Ottoman Empire, the birth of Western philosophy, and much more.

Cultural change and continuity are the main themes of these lectures. In fact, finally, the scope of anatolian history can be best understood as a series of major cultural and religious rewrites: first by the Hittite emperors; then by the elites of Hellenic cities; next by their Hellenized descendants in the Roman age; then by Christian emperors and bishops in the Byzantine age; and, by Turkish rulers and Muslim mystics.

Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor #ad - To give you a stronger sense of that continuity and the various changes that are a part of it, these lectures are organized into five cultural components: Early Anatolia from 6000 to 500 B. C. Hellenized anatolia from 750 to 31 B. C. Roman asia minor from 200 B. C. To 395 A. D.

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World History : The Fertile Crescent to the American Revolution

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The Great Courses #ad - These lectures are too good to restrict it to high school students. Throughout these lectures, to the people of ancient greece; how ancient, isolated, students will discover how the Nile River and its surrounding deserts shaped the history of ancient Egypt; the importance of myths and literature, such as Homer's Iliad, imperial China developed its unique culture; the birth of Athenian democracy; the resurrection of the humanities during the Renaissance; early America's break from the British Empire; and more.

He actually becomes them! He's such an entertaining presenter that you'll learn without knowing it. Adults will enjoy these performances too. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Every lecture is delivered in special period characters often invented to illustrate the life of their times.

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Professor Thompson talks and acts like them. And history, in the hands of these many characters, has far more sticking power than any chronological narrative you've ever heard Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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War and World History

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The Teaching Company #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Among many other things, communism, and gunpowder; the interface of warfare with religion, you'll learn about the development and evolution of history-making military weapons such as bows, horses, where militaries were "nationalized" into central governments and military service was imbued with ideology of citizenship and loyalty to state; the crucial military underpinnings of nationalism, Fascism, which has bred some of the most unusual and poignant conflicts in history; the 17th-century European nation-state, swords, and other political movements from the modern era.

. As the most complex of all human endeavors, warfare - from ancient to modern - has spurred the growth of essential new technologies; demanded the adoption of complex economic systems; shaped the ideology and culture of nations; promoted developments in art and literature; and spread faith across the globe.

War and World History #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Probe these pivotal and revealing features of history and deepen your understanding of our extraordinary, evolving world. You'll study the complex effects of culture, economics, politics, and religion on war - and war's influences on them.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Over the course of 48 highly provocative lectures, Professor Roth explores armed conflict across five continents. In this context, you chart the colorful history of the practice and methodology of warfare.

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Myths, Lies, and Half Truths of Language Usage

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The Teaching Company The Great Courses #ad - But english is a complicated, marvelous language. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses". Like an archaeologist sifting through clues to a vanished civilization, you'll uncover the many features of English that sound normal to a native speaker but that linguists find puzzling and also revealing.

You'll also delight in considering modern controversies about how English is used. You'll come away from this course with every reason to be a proud, informed, and more self-aware speaker of English. For example, because the subject form, "I, "Billy and me went to the store" is considered incorrect, " should be used instead of "me.

But then why does "me and billy went to the store" sound so much more fluent than "I and Billy went to the store"? These examples and many more represent a few of the flash points in English's long history of defying rules, a process that occurs in all languages. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Myths, Lies, and Half Truths of Language Usage #ad - Dvd set. Far from being a language in decline, English is the product of surprisingly varied linguistic forces, some of which have only recently come to light. Conventional wisdom suggests english is going to the dogs, slang, that bad grammar, and illogical constructions signal a decline in standards of usage - to say nothing of the corruption wrought by email and text messages.

These 24 eye-opening lectures dispel the cloud of confusion that clings to English, giving you a crystal-clear view of why we use it the way we do and where it fits into the diverse languages of the world.

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The Development of European Civilization

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#ad - More important: he offers you the chance to experience Europe's development from a European perspective. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. As you follow professor bartlett through the dramatic story of European history, liberalism, nationalism, rationalism, including absolutism, capitalism, scientism, you'll learn about the major ideologies and "isms" that bubbled forth from Europe's constantly fermenting cauldron of debate and conflict, and totalitarianism.

You'll also make sense of the european ideologies of government, including the rule of law, the concept of "the consent of the governed, " taxation, an independent judiciary, and other concepts. In almost every way that matters, historical Europe was the laboratory in which the world you now live in was conceived and tested.

The Development of European Civilization #ad - And you'll be living with the consequences for the rest of your life. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll explore the new roles for religion in European life, from the end of the traditional union of altar and throne to great upheavals such as the Protestant Reformation and the Great Schism.

. 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. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Dvd set.

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Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century

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#ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Instead, utopia could be built right now, in this life. Yet while such monumental violence seems senseless, it is not inexplicable. Such 20th-century ideologies as marxism, Communism, Nazism, and Fascism embraced this idea willingly - even enthusiastically - and used terror to implement it.

These 24 necessary lectures trace the violent history of the 20th century, especially, beginning with its early roots in the American and, the French revolutions. In the final lectures, professor Liulevicius considers recent figures such as Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden and assesses terrorism in the contemporary world.

Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century #ad - The most sinister development of all, however, was the notion that utopia was not just a perfect paradise to look forward to in the afterlife. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. With each passing lecture, you will see how the 20th century's-violence was the result of specific historical developments that eventually combined, with explosive results.

Dvd set. From the trenches of world war i to Nazi Germany to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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Great Ideas of Classical Physics

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#ad - Created over the course of three centuries by a series of brilliant thinkers, including galileo galilei, to the deflection of a compass needle, Michael Faraday, classical physics is an elegant system of ideas that connect a range of seemingly unrelated phenomena - everything from the acceleration of a car, Isaac Newton, and James Clerk Maxwell, to the orbit of a planet, to the baking of a cake, to the flow of electricity through the light bulb illuminating these words.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And if it sounds complicated to you, in this mind-expanding series of 24 lectures, slid across ice, thrown a ball, Professor Steven Pollock takes you step by step through the great ideas of classical physics, demonstrating that its landmark concepts - such as Newton's laws of motion - are intuitively understood by anyone who has ever ridden a bike, Professor Pollock hopes you will think again - because you already know more physics than you think, or simply picked up an object and set it down.

Great Ideas of Classical Physics #ad - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. All these - and much more - are linked by the basic principles you will learn in these lectures - presented largely without math. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

It's about making sense of motion, gravity, sound, and magnetism, light, heat, electricity, and seeing how these phenomena interweave to create the rich tapestry of everyday experience.

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