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History - Open Courseware (OCW)

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The World: 1400-Present

MIT OpenCourseWare (US)

surveys the increasing interaction between communities, as the barrier of distance succumbed to both curiosity and new transport technologies.

Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film

MIT OpenCourseWare (US)

medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors, religion (especially Zen Buddhism), changing concepts of "the way of the warrior", women under feudalism, popular culture, protest and rebellion: readings, study materials

African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle

Stanford University (US)

political thought and protest movements of the period after 1930, selected individuals who have shaped and been shaped by modern African-American struggles for freedom and justice

- - - The Spanish Inquisition ("(Keep Feeling) Fascination" by The Human League) - - -

By historyteachers

- - "Creepy moving mouths sing about an equally creepy and distasteful subject."


Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

introduces history of Islamic cultures, religious architecture that spans 14 centuries & 3 continents, studies representative examples from House of the Prophet to present in conjunction with their social, political & intellectual environments: readings, related resources


Analysis of Historic Structures

MIT (US), OpenCourseware

themed sections based around construction materials, Structures from all periods of history are analyzed, goal to provide understanding of the preservation of historic structures

Early Music

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. It includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England.

Introduction to New Testament History and Literature

Yale University (US)

historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament, importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study, central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies)


History of Philosophy Without any Gaps

Kings College (UK), London

Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, ideas and lives of the major philosophers covering in detail Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition [ongoing podcasts]

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