Monday, November 21, 2016

The History Guide's Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History

Lecture 1: What is Civilization?
Lecture 2: Ancient Western Asia and the Civilization of Mesopotamia
Lecture 3: Egyptian Civilization
Lecture 4: The Akkadians, Egyptians and the Hebrews
Lecture 5: Homer and the Greek Renaissance, 900-600BC
Lecture 6: The Athenian Origins of Direct Democracy
Lecture 7: Classical Greece, 500-323BC
Lecture 8: Greek Thought: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle
Lecture 9: From Polis to Cosmopolis: Hellenization and Alexander the Great, 323-30BC
Lecture 11: Republican Rome, 509-31BC
Lecture 12: Augustus Caesar and the Pax Romana
Lecture 13: A Brief Social History of the Roman Empire
Lecture 14: The Decline and Fall of Rome
Lecture 15: Christianity as a Cultural Revolution
Lecture 16: The Church Fathers: Jerome and Augustine
Lecture 17: Byzantine Civilization
Lecture 18: Islamic Civilization
Lecture 19: Early Medieval Monasticism
Lecture 20: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance
Lecture 21: Feudalism and the Feudal Relationship
Lecture 22: European Agrarian Society: Manorialism
Lecture 23: Medieval Society: The Three Orders
Lecture 24: The Medieval World View
Lecture 25: The Holy Crusades
Lecture 26: The 12th Century Renaissance
Lecture 27: Heretics, Heresies and the Church
Lecture 28: Aquinas and Dante
Lecture 29: Satan Triumphant: The Black Death
Lecture 30: In the Wake of the Black Death

Lecture 1: Renaissance Portraits
Lecture 2: The Age of Discovery
Lecture 3: The Protestant Reformation: Luther and Calvin
Lecture 4: The Impact of Luther and the Radical Reformation
Lecture 5: The Catholic Reformation
Lecture 6: Europe in the Age of Religious Wars, 1560-1715
Lecture 7: The English Civil War
Lecture 8: Political Theory, 1660-1715
Lecture 9: France in the 17th Century
Lecture 10: The Scientific Revolution, 1543-1600
Lecture 11: The Scientific Revolution, 1600-1642
Lecture 12: The Scientific Revolution, 1642-1730
Lecture 13: The New Intellectual Order: Man, Nature and Society
Lecture 14: A Century of Genius: Art, Philosophy and Drama

Lecture 1: Modern European Intellectual History: An Introduction
Lecture 2: The Medieval World View (1)
Lecture 3: The Medieval World View (2)
Lecture 4: The Medieval Synthesis and the Renaissance Discovery of Man
Lecture 5: The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack: Savonarola and the Protestant Reformation
Lecture 6: The Medieval Synthesis and the Secularization of Human Knowledge: The Scientific Revolution, 1543-1642 (1)
Lecture 7: The Medieval Synthesis and the Secularization of Human Knowledge: The Scientific Revolution, 1642-1730 (2)
Lecture 8: The New Intellectual Order: Man, Nature and Society
Lecture 9: Écrasez l'infâme!: The Triumph of Science and the Heavenly City of the 18th Century Philosophe
Lecture 10: The Vision of Human Progress: Vico, Gibbon and Condorcet
Lecture 11: The Origins of the French Revolution
Lecture 12: The French Revolution: The Moderate Stage, 1789-1792
Lecture 13: The French Revolution: The Radical Stage, 1792-1794
Lecture 14: The Language of Politics: England and the French Revolution
Lecture 15: Europe and the Superior Being: Napoleon
Lecture 16: The Romantic Critique of the Enlightenment
Lecture 17: The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in England
Lecture 18: The Social Consequences of the Industrial Revolution -- currently editing
Lecture 19: The French Revolution and the Socialist Tradition: Early French Communists (1)
Lecture 20: The French Revolution and the Socialist Tradition: English Democratic Socialists (2)
Lecture 21: The Utopian Socialists: Charles Fourier (1)
Lecture 22: The Utopian Socialists: Robert Owen and Saint-Simon (2)
Lecture 23: The Age of Ideologies: General Introduction (1)
Lecture 24: The Age of Ideologies: Reflections on Karl Marx (2)
Lecture 25: The Age of Ideologies: The World of Auguste Comte (3)
Lecture 26: The Age of Ideologies: Charles Darwin and Evolutionary Theory (4) -- currently editing
Lecture 27: The Revolt Against the Western Intellectual Tradition: Nietzsche and the Birth of Modernism

Lecture 1: Random Thoughts on the Intellectual History of Modern Europe
Lecture 2: Nietzsche, Freud and the Thrust Toward Modernism (1)
Lecture 3: Nietzsche, Freud and the Thrust Toward Modernism (2)
Lecture 4: The Great War and Modern Memory -- currently editing
Lecture 5: The Russian Revolution: February - October 1917 (1)
Lecture 6: The Russian Revolution: Red October and the Bolshevik Coup (2)
Lecture 7: The Aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution
Lecture 8: The Age of Anxiety: Europe in the 1920s (1)
Lecture 9: The Age of Anxiety: Europe in the 1920s (2)
Lecture 10: The Age of Totalitarianism: Stalin and Hitler
Lecture 11: Hitler and World War Two
Lecture 12: The Existentialist Frame of Mind
Lecture 13: George Orwell and "The Last Man in Europe"
Lecture 14: The Origins of the Cold War
Lecture 15: 1968: The Year of the Barricades
Lecture 16: 1989: The Walls Came Tumbling Down