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Year 1: Old Testament and Ancient Cultures Before Christ
Uses as its focal point the Biblical history of the Israelites as the "chosen people" sent to prepare the world for the coming of the Messiah. Within this context, study the surrounding cultures of the Mediterranean world: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome - the seedbed of Western Civilization.

Time span: Early world through 63 B.C.
This volume lays the foundation for your history studies. We strongly recommend you begin here.

Year 2: New Testament and Early Medieval
An in-depth study of the New Testament and Early Church history within the context of the Roman Empire, this volume emphasizes the life and death of Christ as the turning point of history. We follow the birth and spread of the Church as the Body of Christ, its perseverance, and its growth through persecutions and invasions. The blood of the martyrs truly is the seed of the Church which springs forth, creating new nations and replacing the Roman Empire with the Holy Roman Empire.

Time span: 63 B.C. through 11th century

Year 3: High Medieval through Post-Reformation
Picking up where Volume Two leaves off, we move into the High Medieval period. This time period is probably the most misunderstood and maligned eras in history. Yet the "Middle Ages" produced some of the most inspiring saints, beautiful cathedrals, paintings, sculptures, and literature, as well as scientific discoveries and inventions that endure to this day. This volume also provides numerous opportunities to learn the truth about the role played by the Church in these fruitful centuries, as well as the tragedy of the Reformation and its aftermath.

Time span: 12th century through mid-18th century

Year 4: American History
Study American History with a unique focus on the contributions of Catholic individuals and the Church. If you thought you knew all about American history, you'll be surprised by how much you didn't know - and how much is left out of most history books!

Time span: 15th century through 19th century