A History of the West: 52 Free Videos

If you never boned up on your Western history, here is a very good chance to do so.

The Western Tradition is a freely-available series of videos that takes you from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the Byzantine Europe and Medieval Europe, and then through the Renaissance, Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution and winding up in 20th century Europe and America. Presented by UCLA professor Eugen Weber, an impressive European historian, the video series includes over 2,700 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that help illustrate some of the West's great cultural achievements. Each of the 52 videos runs about 30 minutes. So you're getting an amazing 26 hours of content for free. And they say that you get what you pay for...

You can stream all of the videos from this page, and find a more complete course outline here.

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