History of foreign literature

This course is devoted to the history of foreign literature in the late XNUMXth - early XNUMXst centuries. It includes the main areas of literature of this period: existentialism, aestheticism, realism, modernism, postmodernism. The course focuses on the complex process of development and existence of literature in Europe and the American continents. The listener will meet ...

World War I course

This course is about how the First World War began and what consequences it led to. It is generally accepted that historically the 1914th century begins in 1991, with the First World War, and continues until XNUMX, when global changes took place in the world ...

An innocent teenager was jailed for almost 20 years for his love of rock and Stephen King's books

In the early 1990s, religious fanatics from a small town in Arkansas staged a veritable witch hunt. Three teenagers were unjustly accused of brutally killing children. They were found guilty only because of lack of piety and love for the rock band Metallica. All three spent in ...

Beirut: five of the worst non-nuclear explosions in history

The tragedy in the port of Beirut, which killed more than 130 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless, amazed the world with its scale and even sparked unfounded rumors of a nuclear outbreak. But explosions with hundreds of dead, destroying neighborhoods and entire cities, occur ...

The crime king of Chicago: the story of George Remus, the prototype of the 'great Gatsby'

The name of George Remus is firmly in the history of the United States - this man managed to independently put together his own bootlegging empire in the era of "Prohibition" and became the personification of hope for the people of the United States of the era of the loud twenties, and his desire to achieve success and take off made him ...

Byzantium for beginners

What is called the Byzantine Empire? What language did the inhabitants speak and write? How did their literature reach us? Discover history, art, music, superstition, learn a lot about the wars and intrigues of the Byzantine Empire in this series of lectures by Sergei Ivanov ...

History of dendism

In this course of lectures from Olga Weinstein, a Russian philologist, historian of fashion and culture, you will learn about how the revolution in the world of men's suits took place in the XNUMXth century and what it led to. How men have dressed since the end of XVII ...

Catch me if you can: the biggest scam in history

“Of course, fraud is bad. But sometimes the swindlers are so charming (remember at least Ostap Bender - he is still a character, albeit a fictional one) and they act so masterly that it is admirable. Sometimes their ideas are so simple that the question arises: “A ...

Course 'History of Ancient Greece'

Immerse yourself in exploring the history of Ancient Greece - from the Bronze Age to the death of Socrates in 399 BC. Along with examining the most important events and personalities, you will consider broader issues such as political and cultural values ​​and practices ...

Lecture: 'The Richest Man on Earth'

While Europe was shaken by internecine wars and famine in the XNUMXth century, the Mali Empire flourished in West Africa. The then ruler, Mansa Musa, had a fortune that made him possibly the richest man of all time. But countless riches were only part of ...

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