The wisdom of history

by Fears, J. Rufus, 1945-2012.

Format: Book on CD 2007
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Summary
Do the lessons passed down to us by history still have any value today? Professor J. Rufus Fears believes that not only can we learn from history, but we must. Ignoring these lessons, by choice is to risk becoming their prisonet, repeating the mistakes that have toppled leaders, nations, and empires throughout time.
Contents
pt. 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. pt. 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. pt. 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.

Additional Information
Series Great courses (Compact disc)
Subjects World history.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Chantilly, VA :Teaching Company,2007
Edition Library ed.
Contributors Teaching Company.
Participants/Performers J. Rufus Fears, Lecturer.
Language English
Notes In three containers.
System Details Compact disc.
Description 18 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in + 3 course guidebooks (22 cm)
ISBN 1598033530
9781598033533
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