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Author Fears, J. Rufus, 1945-2012.

Title Books that have made history [(DVD) videorecording] : books that can change your life / J. Rufus Fears.

Publication Info. Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2012?]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Great Courses  809 FEA  Pt. 1    DUE 12-10-22
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Description 6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in. + 2 course guidebooks (iv, 308 pages ; 20 cm ; iv, 310 pages ; 20 cm)
Series The great courses. Literature & Language. Western Literature
Great courses (DVD). Literature & Language.
System Details DVD format.
Note "Course number 4600."
In two parts, with three discs and one book in each part.
Course guidebooks contain transcripts of each 30 minute lecture, with notes, timeline and glossary.
Performer Taught by: Professor J. Rufus Fears, University of Oklahoma.
Summary Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history. These are works that shaped the minds of great individuals and that offer an extraodrdinary gift of wisdom to those willing to receive it. Focus is on intellectual history and ethics, taking the underlying ideas of each great work and revealing how these ideas can be put to use in a moral and ethical life. From the Aeneid and the Book of Job to Othello and 1984, the range in time is from the 3rd millennium B.D. to the 20th century, and in locale from Mesopotamia and China to Europe and America.
Contents Part 1. [disc 1]. lecture 1. Bonhoeffer, Letters and papers from prison -- lecture 2. Homer, Iliad -- lecture 3. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations -- lecture 4. Bhagavad Gita -- lecture 5. Book of Exodus -- lecture 6. Gospel of Mark -- [disc 2]. lecture 7. Koran -- lecture 8. Gilgamesh -- lecture 9. Beowulf -- lecture 10. Book of Job -- lecture 11. Aeschylus, Oresteia -- lecture 12. Euripdes, Bacchae -- [disc 3]. lecture 13. Plato, Phaedo -- lecture 14. Dante, The Divine comedy -- lecture 15. Shakespeare, Othello, the Moor of Venice -- lecture 16. Aeschylus, Prometheus bound -- lecture 17. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago -- lecture 18. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar --
Part 2. [disc 4]. lecture 19. George Orwell, 1984 -- lecture 20. Vergil, Aeneid -- lecture 21. Pericles, oration; Lincoln, Gettysburg Address -- lecture 22. Remarque, All quiet on the Western Front -- lecture 23. Confucius, The analects -- lecture 24. Machiavelli, The Prince -- [disc 5]. lecture 25. Plato, Republic -- lecture 26. John Stuart Mill, On liberty -- lecture 27. Sir Thomas Malory, Morte d'Arthur -- lecture 28. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, part 1 -- lecture 29. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, part 2. lecture 30. Henry David Thoreau, Walden -- lecture 31. Gibbon, Decline and fall of the Roman Empire -- lecture 32. Lord Acton, The History of freedom -- lecture 33. Cicero, On moral duties (De officiis) -- lecture 34. Gandhi, An Autobiography -- lecture 35. Churchill, My early life; Painting as a pastime; WWII -- lecture 36. lessons from the great books.
Subject Best books -- Videodiscs.
Books and reading -- Videodiscs.
Genre Instructional films.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Teaching Company.
Added Title Books that can change your life
ISBN 9781598030266
Music No. 4600 Teaching Company
PD4600A-01 Teaching Company (book)
PD4600A-02 Teaching Company (book)
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