Reviews
Want to rate this higher but the audio is ridiculously low- makes this unlistenable if there is any background noise, and requires your speaker at full tilt to hear it.
Norcanair via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/21/20
Only 24 lectures? I want more! This is no dry, chronological recitation of events. This is a passionate, detailed and personal account of French history and culture. Some reviewers object to his political point of view. One of the things I love about France is that it is not a social faux pas to...Read full review »
Yote Escucho via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/15
Absolutely fantastic. As a professor who has taught some of this material myself, I am humbled by the depth of Merriman’s knowledge, by his stylish, adroit presentation of the information in such a way that none of its poignance and drama is lost, and by his delivery, which manages to be both...Read full review »
smcellis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/14
The other criticisms here have merit; he injects an unnecessary strong political bias into the lectures as well as relying too much on personal experience. However, there isn't much in the way of alternatives on iTunes U and I still found the lectures entertaining and informative, especially the...Read full review »
korieds via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/13
I am enjoying this. I do understand the complaints that others have made; but forewarned is forearmed I suppose. I do, at times, feel as if I'm listening to Jeff Goldblum lecturing...
tartbieel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/12
This Merriman character is a poster boy for anyone wanting to discredit the quality of the Yale history department. I have tried, believe me I've tried, to listen to these lectures, but it's simply nauseating. It's anecdotal at best ... nothing of substance here. The most damning comment I can...Read full review »
Tonton Michou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/12
I enjoyed this series very much--good broad brush of topics in recent French history. Had to drop a star due to the libtard bias and false analogies to contemporary american politics which have absolutely no relevance to the course.
osamayomama123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/12
I loved the audio version of this course. I listened to it in my car, and I picked up a lot of ideas and insight into the history of France that was complementary to some other things I have read or plan to read. Merriman adds a lot of things about his own life in France and some American...Read full review »
rastyk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/11
This is a very interesting lecture series. The other reviews complain that it's "anecdotal". If you're looking for lists of dates and facts look elsewhere. Tis isn't Wikipedia. These are interesting discussions of ideas and topics and trust me, if you pay attention you'll learn plenty and it...Read full review »
bobfalfa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/11
Anecdotal and idiosyncratic. Difficult to listen to. The video did not show the slides which detracted from the series. Should have been much better as the professor is passionate & knowledgeable but came across as story telling.
docbart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/10
Thanks very much for making these lectures available, I learnt a lot about the modern history of France from an interesting and engaging lecturer :)
Gwan57 via Apple Podcasts · France · 09/07/10
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