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An outstanding series on the Popes, their influences, their contributions and their various historical contexts.
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This was an excellent overview course. It was very comprehensive with the right amount of detail. Very thorough.
I took this course because I loved Tom Madden's book on Istanbul--Tom did not disappoint. He is a great teacher. Good mix of insightful scholarship & practical storytelling. Very knowledgeable and could easily related topic to the general history surrounding the popes. Kept my interest throughout the 8 weeks. Engaging. Highly recommended. Best compliment I can give is that I am taking his two courses beginning in September.
Covering a huge amount of information and over 1,000 years, this course provides a clear view of the papacy, how it evolved over time and key issues the popes had to address. The details were fascinating and corrected numerous misconceptions about the papacy. I learned a tremendous amount and highly recommend this course for anyone interested in the topic
Dr. Madden does an amazing job by covering almost two thousand years of history in this accessible and interesting course. The amount of information is vast but he capably highlights what his audience needs to know. It's impossible not to learn something.