The Great Courses Ancient & Medieval History: World History (The Fertile Crescent to The American Revolution) Parts 1, 2 & 3

This series covers history from 3500 B. C. to the 1780s, and from it students will come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geograp…

This series covers history from 3500 B. C. to the 1780s, and from it students will come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. The magnitude of the material would be daunting for most teachers, but not this one. This is a very unusual course in world history. It is taught by Professor Linwood Thompson, a teacher of both history and of drama at his school. And that’s why this course is special. Professor Thompson is the visual aid for these lectures. Every lesson is delivered in special period costumes and in characters often invented to illustrate the life of their times. Professor Thompson has an arsenal of costumes as well as a firm grasp on the personae of great historical figures. He dresses, talks, and acts like them. He actually becomes them! He’s such an entertaining presenter that you learn without knowing it. Every lecture is delivered in costume and in character. Just sit back, relax, and learn.

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