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    • The Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague

    • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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    Many of us know the Black Death as a catastrophic event of the medieval world. But the Black Death was arguably the most significant event in Western history, profoundly affecting every aspect of human life, from the economic and social to the political, religious, and cultural. In its wake the plague left a world that was utterly changed, forever altering the traditional structure of European societies and forcing a rethinking of every single system of Western civilization: food production and trade, the church, political institutions, law, art, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating & gripping

    • By Ballina Beach on 08-10-2016

    Non-member price: $48.69

    • Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
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    Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great tips for essay writing

    • By onemanscave on 08-11-2016

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • Great Minds of the Medieval World

    • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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    In this gallery of extraordinary minds, you’ll encounter the leading lights of a world-shaping era, including figures such as Maimonides, Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, Peter Abelard, and Francesco Petrarch. Professor Armstrong goes to great lengths to bring these historic figures to life, revealing both the great intellectual contributions and the personal strivings, challenges, and triumphs of some of history’s most remarkable human beings.

    Non-member price: $50.71

    • The Medieval World

    • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
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    Far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history. But what was it like to actually live in those extraordinary times? Now you can find out.These 36 lectures provide a different perspective on the society and culture of the Middle Ages: one that entrenches you in the daily human experience of living during this underappreciated era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent overview of the middle ages.

    • By Naomi on 23-03-2017

    Non-member price: $61.45

    • Turning Points in Medieval History

    • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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    For an accurate picture of how the political, social, and religious structure of present-day Europe came to be-and even why we're speaking English today-studying the key events between the years 500 and 1500 is of critical import. These 24 gripping lectures deliver an unparalleled look at these moments that profoundly changed the arc of history, and they weave the era's vast array of disparate events into an interconnected tapestry that illuminates why nothing exists in a vacuum.

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • King Arthur: History and Legend

    • By: Dorsey Armstrong, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Dorsey Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs
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    These 24 spellbinding lectures reveal the full scope of the Arthurian tradition, from its beginnings in post-Roman Britain to its extraordinary trajectory across the centuries and its latest incarnations in modern times. Your pathfinder in this world of mythic adventure and romance, Professor Armstrong, is one of the world's leading Arthurian scholars and the current editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyable

    • By Anonymous User on 01-10-2018

    Non-member price: $51.19

    • 36 Big Ideas

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman, Daniel W. Drezner, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman, Daniel W. Drezner, David Sadava, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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    The Great Courses has produced thousands of lectures that have introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest and most fascinating ideas that humans have ever thought. Now, enjoy 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get an interesting learning experience across a wide range of disciplines.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • best of series seems a but lack lustre.

    • By jaise on 04-11-2018

    Non-member price: $61.45