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Odyssey of the West III - A Classic Education through the Great Books

Timothy B. Shutt

Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. In part three of this fascinating series, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College is joined by Professors Thomas F. Madden (Saint Louis University) and Monica Brzezinski Potkay (College of William & Mary) as they examine the most influential thinkers and works of the medieval world. The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped—and indeed questioned— the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part three is a richly detailed look at St. Augustine, Beowulf, St. Thomas Aquinas, Authurian legends, Dante, Gothic art, and other highlights of the period. Through the course of these lectures, it becomes apparent that the “dark” ages were in fact a time of immense achievement, and a time that richly rewards those who study its art and philosophies.

Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. In part three of this fascinating series, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College is joined by Professors Thomas F. Madden (Saint Louis University) and Monica Brzezinski Potkay (College of William & Mary) as they examine the most influential thinkers and works of the medieval world. The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped—and indeed questioned— the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part three is a richly detailed look at St. Augustine, Beowulf, St. Thomas Aquinas, Authurian legends, Dante, Gothic art, and other highlights of the period. Through the course of these lectures, it becomes apparent that the “dark” ages were in fact a time of immense achievement, and a time that richly rewards those who study its art and philosophies.
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Odyssey of the West I and II explored timeless works from the ancient world that shaped, and continue to shape, the culture and philosophies of life today. In part three of this fascinating series, Professor Timothy B. Shutt of Kenyon College is joined by Professors Thomas F. Madden (Saint Louis University) and Monica Brzezinski Potkay (College of William & Mary) as they examine the most influential thinkers and works of the medieval world. The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped—and indeed questioned— the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part three is a richly detailed look at St. Augustine, Beowulf, St. Thomas Aquinas, Authurian legends, Dante, Gothic art, and other highlights of the period. Through the course of these lectures, it becomes apparent that the “dark” ages were in fact a time of immense achievement, and a time that richly rewards those who study its art and philosophies.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Thomas F. Madden, Monica Brzezinski Potkay

Length:

8h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

37:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:50