Follow the Paths Forged by the Greatest Explorers
Exploration is in our genes. Throughout history, the drive to explore, encounter, and know the unknown has been one of the deepest human impulses—despite the inherent dangers. What continued to compel adventurers to seek out the farthest reaches of the planet, despite disease, starvation, mutiny, storms, and even cannibals? Find out in History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration, a thrilling course that tells the awe-inspiring and surprisingly interconnected tale of world exploration. In 24 riveting lectures, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, an award-winning history professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shines a spotlight on how history’s most daring explorers shaped our globalized world. Witness the treacherous—at times fatal—expeditions these individuals pursued in the name of religion, conquest, fame, and new lands, whether to the frozen Poles, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the ocean’s depths, or the final frontier of space.