Audio/Video Bundle: The History of the Vikings: From the Baltic to Byzantium + The Crusades - 13 Discs Total

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Audio/Video Bundle: The History of the Vikings: From the Baltic to Byzantium + The Crusades - 13 Discs Total

  • Gettysburg College
  • Associate Professor of History, Kean University
2 Course Bundle: 36 Lectures (13 Discs) Including an Electronic Study Guide
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From the Baltic to Byzantium: The History of the Vikings*
Audio CD by Christopher R. Fee, Ph.D.

The Crusades 
Video DVD by Professor Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D.

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Topic Titles

From the Baltic to Byzantium: The History of the Vikings

Section I—The Birth of the Viking Age

  1. Why Study the Vikings? Medieval Marauders for a Modern Audience

  2. Who were the Vikings? Life in Early Scandinavia

  3. How to Go i viking: The Birth of the Longship and the Movement across the North Atlantic

Section II—The Length and Breadth of the Viking World

  1. The Coming of the Vikings: The British Isles as Norse Stepping-Stones

  2. The Vikings in Britain up to the Establishment of the Danelaw

  3. Danegeld, the Vikings in France, and the Founding of Normandy

  4. Establishing Trade Routes in the East: The Rus, Kiev, and the Road to Byzantium

  5. Postcards from the Edge of the Viking World: Norse Settlements in Iceland, Greenland, and Vinland

  6. Vikings in the Big City: The Norse Bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor

Section III—The Gods of the Vikings

  1. Introducing the Gods of the North: Viking Creation Myths

  2. Interpreting the Gods of the North: The Viking Pantheon

  3. It All Ends in Doom: The Norse Twilight of the Gods

Section IV—The Sagas of the Vikings

  1. Wrestling with Monsters: The Norse Hero and the Troll

  2. Diving into Trouble: The Norse Hero and in the Water-Hag’s Cave

  3. Playing with Fire: The Norse Hero and the Dragon

  4. Converting the Vikings: Pagan and Christian in Njal’s Saga

  5. Magic, Miracles, and Murder in The Saga of the Earls of Orkney

  6. The Great Icelandic Anti-Heroes: Egil Skallagrimsson and Grettir Amundarson

  7. The Twilight of the Viking Age and King Harald’s Saga


Section V— Discovering Viking Treasures

  1. Archaeology and the Vikings: Stones and Bones and Ship Burials

  2. Reading Viking Writing: Solving the Riddle of Runes

Section VI—The Afterlife of the Viking World

  1. Speaking Viking: The Danelaw and Its Impact upon the English Language

  2. Legally Viking: The Lasting Impact of Norse Law and Government

  3. Forever Viking: Contemporary Representations of the Vikings


The Crusades
  1. Introduction: Starting Points

  2. A Holy Land for 3 Faiths

  3. Just War and Jihad

  4. 1st-2nd Crusades

  5. 3rd-5th Crusades

  6. Christian-Muslim Interactions

  7. Judaism and the Crusades

  8. Military Orders

  9. The Crusades in Arts and Letters

  10. Later Crusades

  11. Crusades in History: Myths and Meanings

  12. Legacies

About Your Presenter

Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is an award-winning historian and Professor of History at Kean University in New Jersey. He received a Ph.D. in History from Fordham University. He is the author of ten books and the co-editor of six others; his writing has been honored by the American Catholic Historical Association and the Catholic Press Association. A frequent public speaker and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism, he has appeared on the History and Travel channels, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other radio and television stations. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Dr. Bellitto’s books include Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible (Paulist Press, 2016), 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy (Paulist Press, 2008), The Living Church and Church History 101 (Liguori Publications, 2011, 2008), and the companion volumes Renewing Christianity: A History of Church Reform from Day One to Vatican II and The General Councils: A History of the 21 Church Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II (Paulist Press,...

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Christopher R. Fee is an expert on medieval literature. He is currently Professor of English and the Chair of the English department at Gettysburg College, where he served as the Johnson Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities from 2008 to 2011. Named one of the 300 best professors in America by the Princeton Review, Dr. Fee has received a variety of honors, grants, and fellowships for his teaching and research.

Dr. Fee has written numerous articles and given presentations and lectures around the world. His books include Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain; Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might; The Goddess: Myths of the Great Mother; and Arthur: God & Hero in Avalon. Fee is also editor of the Encyclopedia of American Myth, Legend, and Folklore and the Encyclopedia of Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories in American History. Prof. Fee earned his Ph.D. in English Language at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he was a postgraduate tutor in topics including Old English, Old Norse, and historical linguistics. He is also a freque...

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