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The wisdom of history

Author: J Rufus Fears; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, [2007]
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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Thirty-six lessons on world history, taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears of the University of Oklahoma.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: J Rufus Fears; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598033530 9781598033533
OCLC Number: 184655303
Notes: Unabridged.
In three containers (23 cm.).
Performer(s): Lecturer, Professor J. Rufus Fears, University of Oklahoma.
Description: 18 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks (22 cm).
Details: Compact discs.
Contents: Part 1: Lecture 1: Why we study history --
Lecture 2: World War I and the lessons of history --
Lecture 3: Hitler's rise and the lessons of history --
Lecture 4: World War II and the lessons of history --
Lecture 5: Is Freedom a universal value? --
Lecture 6: Birth of civilization in the Middle East --
Lecture 7: The Trojan War and the Middle East --
Lecture 8: Ancient Israel and the Middle East --
Lecture 9: Ancient Greece and the Middle East --
Lecture 10: Athenian democracy and empire --
Lecture 11: The destiny of the Athenian democracy --
Lecture 12: Alexander the Great and the Middle East. Part 2: Lecture 13: The Roman Republic as superpower --
Lecture 14: Rome of the Caesars as superpower --
Lecture 15: Rome and the Middle East --
Lecture 16: Why the Roman Empire fell --
Lecture 17: Christianity --
Lecture 18: Islam --
Lecture 19: The Ottoman Empire and Turkey --
Lecture 20: The Spanish Empire and Latin America --
Lecture 21: Napoleon's liberal empire --
Lecture 22: The British Empire in India --
Lecture 23: Russia and empire --
Lecture 24: China and empire. Part 3: Lecture 25: The empire of Genghis Khan --
Lecture 26: Britain's legacy of freedom --
Lecture 27: George Washington as statesman --
Lecture 28: Thomas Jefferson as statesman --
Lecture 29: America's empire of liberty --
Lewis and Clark --
Lecture 30: America and slavery --
Lecture 31: Abraham Lincoln as stateman --
Lecture 32: The United States and empire --
Lecture 33: Franklin Roosevelt as statesman --
Lecture 34: A superpower at the crossroads --
Lecture 35: The wisdom of history and the citizen --
Lecture 36: The wisdom of history and you.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: J. Rufus Fears.

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Thirty-six lessons on world history, taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears of the University of Oklahoma.

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Flag waving, ideology of freedom without self-awareness

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-12-26) Fair Permalink

I give this two stars because the lecturer seems to offer no critical acknowledgement of the limits of his own ideological position. Professor Fears is billed by the promo as a very popular professor at the University of Oklahoma. Needless to say, popularity is not necessarily the best recommendation...
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