The Other Side of History : Daily Life in the Ancient World

The Other Side of History : Daily Life in the Ancient World

Audiobook CD - 2012
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People who are anonymous and whose lives are usually ignored in traditional historical accounts are no less important than more prominent individuals in influencing the flow of events. These ordinary, but often heroic, people are the focus of this course. Each of the 48 lectures looks at history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the weak and marginalized-- the poor, sick, disabled, and elderly, as well as the refugees, slaves, women, children, and common soldiers.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781598038620
Branch Call Number: COMP DISC 909 GREAT
Characteristics: digital,1.4 m/s
24 sound discs (approximately 1,440 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (viii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company
Alternative Title: Daily life in the ancient world
Notes: Accompanying course guidebook includes bibliographical references (pages 352-371)
"Course number 3810."


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May 15, 2018

At 24 discs*, this lecture series is very long, but it is undeniably fascinating and well presented. Professor Garland has an extremely effective way of bringing the daily life of historical times alive for the modern listener. He puts you (the listener) in the place of people in various professions, social groups, economic classes, and specific marginalized communities. I strongly recommend this lecture series to anyone interested in those aspects of history that do not dwell only on wars and rulers.

*The 24 discs are divided among four volumes in the library's CD catalogue; the downloadable audiobook may be organized differently.


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