I have a rather long commute to work. Forty-five minutes to work, and forty-five minutes back home. An hour and a half in sum. That’s a lot of time to idle away thinking about nothing.
In comes The Great Courses to save the day!
I’m not sure I’d survive the commute without being able to listen to these lectures. As I’m a bit of a history buff, I’ve been using my commute time to enrich my admittedly pedestrian knowledge of bygone ages.
At any rate, currently I’m listening to “Early Middles Ages” by Professor Philip Daileader. It covers the vicissitudes of western civilization from about 300 AD to 1000 AD, or as it used to be called, The Dark Ages.
For various reasons, scholars no longer use this pejorative term, and refer to it as the Early Middle Ages, or Late Antiquity.
So, many of my upcoming blog posts will be about interesting things I’ve learned in this course.