The Unheard History of Mankind
Where History Professors Go to Learn Man’s Untold Stories
History was written by the powerful.
And it was written to make them look good, wise, and noble.
The truth can be found – though not by looking at the history of the powerful, the wealthy, or the great (aka what is taught in our schools) – but at the untold stories of history.
I’m talking about the life of the everyday man and woman. Because here we see the true measure of history’s rulers: What it was like to live under their rule.
History’s Untold Stories
What was it like to visit a doctor in ancient Greece? What advice would you get for a longer, healthier life? And just where would you go to get your prescription filled?
What did your day look like as a young Spartan in military training? How was that different from your training as a Hoplite? As a Roman soldier?
Or how about as a medieval knight?
What was it like to sit with a pint of ale as drunken storytellers spin yarns to the music of the lyre in an Anglo-Saxon “Great Hall”? Or to work as a slave in ancient Mesopotamia?
There’s only one man with answers to these questions and others like it.
Where History Professors Go to Learn These Untold Stories
The Other Side of History (from The Great Courses Plus) moves systematically through history, with significant stops in ancient Egypt, Greece, Persia, Rome, and medieval Britain. In each location, Professor Robert Garland of Colgate University spellbindingly explores ancient life from all angles with stories that take you back in time.
What did the citizens do for a living? What were their homes like? What did they eat? What did they wear? What did they do to relax? What were their beliefs about marriage? Religion? Death and the afterlife?
To complement the historical angle, Professor Garland walks us through the culture of each age, from ancient Roman celebrities, to the trial of Socrates, to the origins of slavery and much more in between.
Professor Garland’s fascinating analysis not only enriches your knowledge of the past, but sheds light on civilization as we know it.
An unsolicited review by a college professor with 35 years of teaching experience said this is the only place he knows you can find this information. And almost all the reviewers rave about Professor Garland’s engaging storytelling.
If you’re at all interested in seeing more of what The Other Side of History has to reveal, here’s a link to where you can find a full overview of what’s covered. Be sure to watch the video by Professor Garland too.