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Great Minds of the Medieval World

Go beyond the typical philosophy course and explore the most fascinating minds of the Middle Ages, including great philosophers, prolific writers, and cultural movers.

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s********m
January 3, 2020

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k********m
January 2, 2020
Dr. Armstrong is fun and engaging. The lectures are so good I listen to some more than once. It is a fabulous course and I am really enjoying it. As soon as I am done I am going to see if she has another. Love it!

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t********m
December 28, 2019
These biographical sketches are by nature a bit disjoint. This doesn’t reflect on the subject matter or the presenter. The value of this course is its ambition. It’s very helpful to have some of the great figures of the era listed out sketched and discussed. The other thing noted elsewhere is that the course notes are good. My main complaint would be that the sections could be 10 minutes longer with that time devoted to primary materials from each of the authors. Another 5 minutes perhaps devoted to historiographical comments would be helpful. That being said the 30 minutes of each lecture are insightful. I particularly enjoyed the short biographies of each of the figures discussed. I also feel professor Armstrong subtly but appropriately paraphrases the world of the historical figures in her own words. This is neither a comprehensive of popular account of the period. It’s a supplementary lecture series that helps contextualize the changing thinking of the times. I enjoyed it a great deal and look forward to learning more about the period.

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