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Great Courses (Teaching Company) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World (Course Number 3810 DVD)

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Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages. The past truly comes alive as you take a series of imaginative leaps into the world of history's anonymous citizens, people such as a Greek soldier marching into battle in the front row of a phalanx; an Egyptian woman putting on makeup before attending an evening party with her husband; a Greek citizen relaxing at a drinking party with the likes of Socrates; a Roman slave captured in war and sent to work in the mines; and a Celtic monk scurrying away with the Book of Kells during a Viking invasion. Put yourself in the sandals of ordinary people and discover what it was like to be among history's 99%. What did these everyday people do for a living? What was their home like? What did they eat? What did they wear? What did they do to relax? What were their beliefs about marriage? Religion? The afterlife? This extraordinary journey takes you across space and time in an effort to be another person - someone with whom you might not think you have anything at all in common - and come away with an incredible sense of inter-connectedness. You'll see the range of possibilities of what it means to be human, making this a journey very much worth taking.

Contains Book and DVD both still in it's original shrink wrap.

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Author(s):
Professor Robert Garland
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
The Teaching Company
Title:
Great Courses (Teaching Company) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World (Course Number 3810 DVD)

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Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages. The past truly comes alive as you take a series of imaginative leaps into the world of history's anonymous citizens, people such as a Greek soldier marching into battle in the front row of a phalanx; an Egyptian woman putting on makeup before attending an evening party with her husband; a Greek citizen relaxing at a drinking party with the likes of Socrates; a Roman slave captured in war and sent to work in the mines; and a Celtic monk scurrying away with the Book of Kells during a Viking invasion. Put yourself in the sandals of ordinary people and discover what it was like to be among history's 99%. What did these everyday people do for a living? What was their home like? What did they eat? What did they wear? What did they do to relax? What were their beliefs about marriage? Religion? The afterlife? This extraordinary journey takes you across space and time in an effort to be another person - someone with whom you might not think you have anything at all in common - and come away with an incredible sense of inter-connectedness. You'll see the range of possibilities of what it means to be human, making this a journey very much worth taking.

Contains Book and DVD both still in it's original shrink wrap.

Author(s):
Professor Robert Garland
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
The Teaching Company
Title:
Great Courses (Teaching Company) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World (Course Number 3810 DVD)

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