Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917

These weeks I have to travel a lot between Belgium and Netherlands, and as I’m spending more time in the car, more books are listened to.

Yesterday I’ve finished another lecture series from The Teaching Company, called “Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917″. I’m a huge fan of The Teaching Company, the lectures are very easy to listen and very interesting. The most important that they’ve read by people, really passionate about their subjects. Those people are mostly professors, who spend 20+ years studying and teaching on the subject.

This particular lectures covered the history of Europe (+Russia and Turkey) from the first French revolutions till the First World War. Basically how the world managed to start and finish 2 World Wars. The lector was quite honest about the different views on different subjects and mentioned, that he also wears colored glasses. His opinion as an American Jew, who’s family suffered from anti-Jew policy in Europe, of course biased.

Especially when it comes to the pre-Hitler era in Germany.

But in general he’s quete honest. I haven’t noticed, for example, any anti-Russian or anti-soviet political views in his study.

Next book I’m going to listen to is about the history of science from the same company.

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