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    • Odyssey of the West, Part V

    • : Enlightenment, Revolution, and Renewal
    • By: Professor Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy Shutt, Professor Fred E. Baumann, Professor Joel F. Richeimer, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Odyssey of the West series continues it grand exploration of the literature, revolutionary theories, and feats of intellectual progress that have shaped-and continue to shape-the modern world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and informative

    • By Amazon Customer on 29-07-15

    Regular price: £45.79

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West III: A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Medieval World

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Thomas F. Madden, Prof. Monica Brzezinski Potkay
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Thomas F. Madden, Prof. Monica Brzezinski Potkay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. Part three is a richly detailed look at St. Augustine, Beowulf, St. Thomas Aquinas, Authurian legends, Dante, Gothic art, and other highlights of the period. Through the course of these lectures, it becomes apparent that the "dark" ages were in fact a time of immense achievement, and a time that richly rewards those who study its art and philosophies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant. Again.

    • By David on 03-01-14

    Regular price: £46.89

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Hebrews, Greeks and Romans: Foundations of Western Civilization
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our purpose in this course will be to examine the foundations of Western civilization in antiquity. We will look at the culture of the ancient Hebrews, of the ancient Greeks, and of the Romans, and we will likewise look at how these cultures interacted with each other, sometimes happily, sometimes not. In the process, we will focus on how the questions they addressed and the answers they found live among us and continue to shape our lives to this very day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging, entertaining, enlightening

    • By J. Concannon on 11-02-11

    Regular price: £48.39

    • The Modern Scholar: The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer

    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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    One of the Modern Scholar’s most popular professors, Timothy B. Shutt, brings his literary acumen and trademark enthusiasm to the study of the epic poems that sit at the very wellspring of Western culture. The earliest surviving works of Greek literature, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey exert a continuing influence on modern culture, even today shaping people’s values and conduct. In the tales of Achilles and Hector, of Odysseus and Penelope, Homer explored the notion of arête, which translates as "excellence" or "virtue".

    Regular price: £48.39

    • Odyssey of the West VI

    • A Classic Education through the Great Books: The Twentieth Century
    • By: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt, Prof. Katherine L. Elkins, Prof. Joel F. Richeimer
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt, Prof. Katherine L. Elkins, Prof. Joel F. Richeimer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A fitting capstone for this comprehensive series, this sixth and final installment imparts a learned understanding of the forces that shaped - and continue to shape - Western culture.

    Regular price: £20.09

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West II: A Classic Education through the Great Books: From Athens to Rome and the Gospels

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Kim J. Hartswick, Prof. Joel F. Richeimer, and others
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt, Professor Kim J. Hartswick, Professor Joel F. Richeimer, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The lectures address-in chronological sequence-a series of major works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in their own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. In the process, the course engages many of the most perennial and far-reaching questions that we face in our daily lives.

    Regular price: £46.89

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West I: A Classic Education through the Great Books: Hebrews and Greeks

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Eric H. Cline, Prof. Kim J. Hartswick, and others
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt, Professor Eric H. Cline, Professor Kim J. Hartswick, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The lectures address-in chronological sequence-a series of major works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in their own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. In the process, the course engages many of the most perennial and far-reaching questions that we face in our daily lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent series. Highly recommended.

    • By David on 03-01-14

    Regular price: £48.39

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Masterpieces of Medieval Literature
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is during the Middle Ages that modern Europe, indeed, modern Western culture as we know it, comes to be. Classical Mediterranean culture drew from the ancient Middle East, and more directly, from the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. The Middle Ages add the Northlands, Celts, and Germans, and ultimately, Slavs as well, to the mix.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learn the past to know the future

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-09-16

    Regular price: £48.39

    • A History of Ancient Sparta

    • Valor, Virtue, and Devotion in the Greek Golden Age
    • By: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A born teacher and lecturer, Professor Timothy B. Shutt examines the history and culture of ancient Sparta, a society renowned for military excellence and adherence to the values of courage, discipline, duty, and the overcoming of fear. Vastly outnumbered at the Battle of Thermopylae, the Spartan "300" held off an overwhelming Persian force before finally succumbing - but not without inflicting massive casualties and inspiring the rest of the Greeks with the notion that they could persevere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent overview

    • By Paul on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Dante and His Divine Comedy: The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kenyon College professor Dr. Timothy B. Shutt examines Dante's greatest work, The Divine Comedy, both in terms of its autobiographical elements and its allegorical meaning for the human race.

    Regular price: £48.39

    • The Modern Scholar: Lore of the Stars

    • The Mythological Narrative of the Night Sky
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    One of Kenyon College’s most honored professors, Timothy B. Shutt is widely renowned as a gifted polymath and lecturer. The night sky was the ancient world’s cinema, and storytellers have used this panorama to weave fascinating tales since the earliest days of mankind. This captivating series of lectures explores the mythological sagas found in the night sky and the history behind the names of the great constellations.

    Regular price: £45.79

    • The Modern Scholar: Greek Legacy

    • Understanding the Overwhelming Contributions of the Ancient Greeks
    • By: Professor Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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    Named one of the Best 300 Professors by the Princeton Review, Timothy B. Shutt has been repeatedly honored for his exceptional skills as a lecturer. In Greek Legacy, Professor Shutt explores the qualities that set the ancient Greeks apart from other ancient civilizations. The Greeks, more than any other culture, contributed to the formation of our own cultural system. These lectures show how that society developed, what it consisted of, and how it continues to impact the modern world.

    Regular price: £46.89

    • The Modern Scholar: Celts and Germans

    • The Enduring Heritage of the European Northlands
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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    One of the Modern Scholar's most popular lecturers, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College examines the contributions of the peoples of northern Europe through their vibrant literary legacy. As Professor Shutt's textual analysis reveals, Celtic and Germanic values shine through these works, exhibiting such characteristics as courage, self-control, and respect for women. As listeners will find, the legacy of the European Northlands formed a cultural pattern that continues to this day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but not what it claims to be

    • By Mick on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £48.39

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Wars That Made the Western World: The Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This course addresses three wars fought in antiquity, each of which had - even 2,000 years and more later - a decisive effect in shaping our communal sense of who we are, not only in Europe, but throughout the European cultural diaspora, in the Americas, in Oceania, and to some degree, at least, in Asia and Africa as well - wherever, in short, Western values hold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brings Ancient History To Life Brilliantly

    • By Olivier on 18-08-12

    Regular price: £48.39

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Literature of C. S. Lewis
    • By: Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this course, we will look at Lewis's life and examine the influences that would help to shape Lewis both as a man and as a writer. We will take an in-depth look at Lewis's science fiction trilogy, his Chronicles of Narnia, his apologetic and scholarly works, and his other writings. In doing so, we will come to understand the major thematic elements that mark Lewis's work.

    Regular price: £48.39

    • The Modern Scholar: High Seas, High Stakes: Naval Battles That Changed History

    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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    Naval battles have long captured the popular imagination, from confrontations between Athens and Sparta in the ancient world to the epic conflicts that took place during the World Wars and beyond. In this riveting series of lectures, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College explores the naval battles that have helped to establish empires and have changed history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series of lectures

    • By kingnoodle on 04-12-12

    Regular price: £46.89

    • The Modern Scholar: Odyssey of the West IV: A Classic Education through the Great Books: Towards Enlightenment

    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Fred E. Baumann, Prof. Thomas F. Madden
    • Narrated by: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Fred E. Baumann, Prof. Thomas F. Madden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part four provides a close look at the period from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution and into the early Enlightenment. These lectures take in the immense variety and singular achievements that have helped mold our present societies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as engaging as the previous ones in the series

    • By Amazon Customer on 21-07-15

    Regular price: £48.39

    • Monsters, Gods, and Heroes

    • Approaching the Epic in Literature
    • By: Prof. Timothy Shutt
    • Narrated by: Timothy Shutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the time of Homer himself in about 750 BCE - the epic has been the most highly regarded of literary genres. It is rivaled only by tragedy, which arose a bit more than two centuries later, as the most respected, the most influential, and, from a slightly different vantage point, the most prestigious mode of addressing the human condition in literary terms. The major epics are the big boys, the works that, from the very outset, everyone had heard of and everyone knew, at least by reputation.

    Regular price: £48.39

    • The Modern Scholar: Moby Dick

    • America's Epic
    • By: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy B. Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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    American writers have long sought to compose "the great American novel", or "America's epic", Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby have been advanced as plausible contenders for the title, but no work can mount a more substantial claim than Herman Melville's Moby Dick, or The Whale.

    Regular price: £45.79

    • The Modern Scholar: Giants of the British Novel, Part I

    • By: Professor Timothy Baker Shutt
    • Narrated by: Professor Timothy Baker Shutt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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    Professor Shutt begins by exploring exactly what a novel is - and what it isn't - and what defines this unique literary expression. He explores both its antecedents and precursors and where exactly its place in the literary landscape can be found. He then moves on to Defoe's great work Robinson Crusoe which arguably marks the birth of the novel. Subsequent lectures explore works by powerful literary forces such as Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, and Sir Walter Scott.

    Regular price: £45.79

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