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Book Id: WPLBN0000186135
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 11.7 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The History Guide  
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Ebook Library


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I aim here only at revealing myself, who will perhaps be different tomorrow, if I learn something new which changes me. I have no authority to be believed, nor do I want it, feeling myself too ill-instructed to instruct others. (Montaigne) The History Guide has been created for the high school and undergraduate student who is either taking classes in history, or who intends to major in history in college. The purpose of The History Guide is to better prepare yourself for your history classes and to make your time in class more enjoyable and proficient. The History Guide contains the complete content of three undergraduate courses in European history which will certainly be of use to those of you studying such topics at the college level or in A.P. European history classes. The History Guide contains ninety lectures in European history from ancient Sumer to the fall of Soviet-style communism in 1989. In essence, what is presented here is an online textbook in western civilization, with special reference to the western intellectual tradition. Parents engaged in home schooling their children will find much that is of interest and I urge you to contact me if there are any details I can help provide to you. The History Guide also contains an intellectual autobiography. If you are thinking of pursuing graduate work in history, then you should definitely read it carefully before you jump in over your head. This site has been developed in the Socratic spirit of wisdom and knowledge. If I can't share the knowledge I have obtained over the years then that knowledge has certainly been ill-conceived. Feel free to send me your comments. Enjoy! This is for you!

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Lecture 1: Modern European Intellectual History: An Introduction Lecture 2: The Medieval World View (1) Lecture 3: The Medieval World View (2) Lecture 4: The Medieval Synthesis and the Renaissance Discovery of Man Lecture 5: The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack: Savonarola and the Protestant Reformation Lecture 6: The Medieval Synthesis and the Secularization of Human Knowledge: The Scientific Revolution, 1543-1642 (1) Lecture 7: The Medieval Synthesis and the Secularization of Human Knowledge: The Scientific Revolution, 1642-1730 (2) Lecture 8: The New Intellectual Order: Man, Nature and Society Lecture 9: Écrasez l'infâme!: The Triumph of Science and the Heavenly City of the 18th Century Philosophe Lecture 10: The Vision of Human Progress: Vico, Gibbon and Condorcet Lecture 11: The Origins of the French Revolution Lecture 12: The French Revolution: The Moderate Stage, 1789-1792 Lecture 13: The French Revolution: The Radical Stage, 1792-1794 Lecture 14: The Language of Politics: England and the French Revolution Lecture 15: Europe and the Superior Being: Napoleon Lecture 16: The Romantic Critique of the Enlightenment Lecture 17: The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in England Lecture 18: The Social Consequences of the Industrial Revolution -- currently editing Lecture 19: The French Revolution and the Socialist Tradition: Early French Communists (1) Lecture 20: The French Revolution and the Socialist Tradition: English Democratic Socialists (2) Lecture 21: The Utopian Socialists: Charles Fourier (1) Lecture 22: The Utopian Socialists: Robert Owen and Saint-Simon (2) Lecture 23: The Age of Ideologies: General Introduction (1) Lecture 24: The Age of Ideologies: Reflections on Karl Marx (2) Lecture 25: The Age of Ideologies: The World of Auguste Comte (3) Lecture 26: The Age of Ideologies: Charles Darwin and Evolutionary Theory (4) -- currently editing


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