The Irish Identity: Independence, History, and Literature

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B. M. Synge, lady gregory, and many others took a close look at the emerging Irish identity and captured the spirit of the nation's ongoing history in their works. Many political and cultural events sent shockwaves through the Irish world in the 19th and early 20th centuries as Ireland gradually shook off the shackles of British rule.

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Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works

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Covering a year's worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this amazingly comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math. It is the study of matter and energy at the scale of atoms and molecules.

Davis, Jr. A research chemist and award-winning teacher at Georgetown University. Your guide is Professor Ron B. Your satisfaction is important to us, or gets damaged, warps, and we at The Great Courses offer a lifetime replacement warranty to purchasers of our products from The Great Courses on Amazon - if a DVD or CD disc ever breaks, we will replace it free of charge.

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The Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

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#ad - He repeatedly steps back from on-the-ground events to clarify historical trends or patterns, providing a comprehensive look at this engaging era. And you'll consider the political and diplomatic moves of the great powers - great britain, Russia, and Italy - in the context of the deeper economic, Germany, and cultural forces at work and how they reflect the impact of some of history's most significant names, Austria-Hungary, social, France, Otto von Bismarck, including Napoleon Bonaparte, and Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Few periods of history offer such captivating complexity as Europe in the long 19th century between 1789 and 1914. Over the course of 36 engaging lectures professor Weiner leads you on a spirited journey across an ever-changing European landscape, diplomatic relationships, examining the forces and personalities that reshaped the continent's physical borders, and balance of power.

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Assuming no prior knowledge of this era and no professional vocabulary, he explores this turbulent and important era with interest, curiosity, and passion. From the idealism of the french revolution to the power of the Industrial Revolution to the chaos of World War I, this fascinating whirl of events, personalities, and forces formed the foundation for the modern world.

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Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

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In each lesson, learning the key concepts of grammar, you'll get "under the hood" of the language, culture, and vocabulary that will make acquiring Spanish easier than you ever imagined. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In 30 highly engaging lessons, this ingeniously constructed program leads you sequentially through the core building blocks of competence in spoken Spanish.

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Herodotus: The Father of History

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Witness the "works and wonders" of the ancient world through the eyes of its first great historian in this sparkling series of 24 lectures from a much-honored teacher and classical scholar. Made them the first Europeans to throw back an eastern invasion. These included the "great works" of the ancient land of egypt; the remarkable kings who built the vast Persian Empire; and the strange customs and unlikely origins of the Scythians, a warlike, mounted people who lived beyond the Danube and whose repulse of Darius and the Persians in 513 B.

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Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures

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The bohemian life of an artist on the Left Bank of the Seine. This ingenious approach is perfect for adult language learners who are serious about enjoying and using the French language. Filled with conversations and insider tips to give you insights about the nuances of the culture, most important, this course makes acquiring-and, using-French easier than you ever imagined.

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Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany

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A History of India

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These 36 sweeping lectures enable you to understand the epic scope of the subcontinent's history. Two of the world's great religions have their origins in South Asia, migration, and the lands east of the Indus River have long been a central hub for trade, and cultural exchange. By the end, you will understand the full scope of the region and its cultures, across time and today.

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A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

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Now a much-honored teacher has created a series of 36 lectures designed to give you one of the deepest glimpses into Russia you've ever had - a vivid journey through 300 years of Russian history as seen through the eyes of her own people. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Yet many americans have never had the opportunity to study russia in depth, eager to see their nation embrace Western values of progress, human rights, and to see how the forces of history came together to shape a future so different from the dreams of most ordinary Russian people, and justice. You'll discover historical themes made clear not by discussing treaties, artists, war declarations, emperors, peasants, writers, Communist Party leaders, or economic statistics - but by examining the lives and ideas of the men and women who were Russia: tsars, and factory workers.

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Critical Business Skills for Success

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Understanding Imperial China: Dynasties, Life, and Culture

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