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The wisdom of history

Author: J Rufus Fears; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2007.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Philosophy & intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirty-six lessons on the world history taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears from University of Oklahoma.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: J Rufus Fears; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598033549 9781598033540 1598033557 9781598033557
OCLC Number: 712804459
Notes: Issued in one container with a separate book.
Performer(s): Lecturer: J. Rufus Fears from University of Oklahoma.
Description: 6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 211 pages ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: disc 1. : Why we study history --
World War I and the lessons of history --
Hitler's rise and the lessons of history --
World War II and the lessons of history --
Is Freedom a universal value? --
Birth of civilization in the Middle East --
disc 2. : Trojan War and the Middle East --
Ancient Israel and the Middle East --
Ancient Greece and the Middle East --
Athenian democracy and empire --
Destiny of the Athenian democracy --
Alexander the Great and the Middle East ; disc 3. : Roman Republic as superpower --
Rome of the Caesars as superpower --
Rome and the Middle East --
Why the Roman Empire fell --
Christianity --
Islam --
disc 4. : Ottoman Empire and Turkey --
Spanish Empire and Latin America --
Napoleon's liberal empire --
British Empire in India --
Russia and empire --
China and empire ; disc 5. : Empire of Genghis Khan --
Britain's legacy of freedom --
George Washington as statesman --
Thomas Jefferson as statesman --
America's empire of liberty: Lewis and Clark --
America and slavery --
disc 6. : Abraham Lincoln as stateman --
United States and empire --
Franklin Roosevelt as statesman --
Superpower at the crossroads --
Wisdom of history and the citizen --
Wisdom of history and you.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Philosophy & intellectual history.
Responsibility: J. Rufus Fears.

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

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