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Wood, Michael 1948-

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Most widely held works by Michael Wood
In search of the Trojan War by Michael Wood( Book )

64 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the BBC TV series. A study of the archaeological, literary, and historical records which describe the siege of Troy
In search of the Dark Ages by Michael Wood( Book )

43 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a thousand year period of British history beginning with the invasion by the Anglo-Saxon immigrants and continuing through William the Conqueror in 1066
The story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, the richness and diversity of its peoples, and its continuing relevance in today's world
Conquistadors by Michael Wood( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following in the footsteps of the Spanish adventurers, filmmaker Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. As he travels the same routes as Hernan Cortés, and Francisco and Gonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the events that accompanied the epic sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires. He also follows parts of Orellana's extraordinary voyage down the Amazon and of Cabeza de Vaca's arduous journey across America to the Pacific. Wood reconstructs both sides of the conquest, drawing from eyewitness accounts, letters, and Aztec texts recorded after the fall of Mexico. He also relates the present-day customs, rituals, and oral traditions of the people he meets. Wood grapples with the moral legacy of the European invasion and with the implications of an event that swept away civilizations, religions, and ways of life.--From publisher description
Art of the western world : from ancient Greece to post-modernism by Bruce Cole( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This companion volume to the PBS television series "integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to Western art ... [and] offers fresh insights into what the great works meant at the time they were created."--Jacket
Domesday : a search for the roots of England by Michael Wood( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood uses the Domesday Book, a survey of the population, landownership, class structure and economy of England in 1086, as a starting point for an exploration of Engglish history from the Roman times to the 15th century
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great by Michael Wood( Visual )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood hosts this journey across 2,000 years and 16 countries. At the heart of this epic story is the enigmatic character of Alexander the Great who set out at age 21 and conquered most of the known world before he was 30. Using texts of Greek and Roman historians as his guide, Wood searches for the truth behind legends that depict Alexander as both a brilliant visionary and ruthless conqueror
Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of Shakespeare and the political, intellectual, and religious world in which he lived draws on recently discovered sources including police torture records to show how the violence and plots of the era inform his work
Conquistadors by David Wallace( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of history's most fateful chapters and greatest adventures. The exploration of the America's by Spanish soldier-explorers, and the experiences and tragedies they had once there
India by Michael Wood( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated study of five thousand years in the history of India covers its regions and cultures, architectural and artistic wonders, its place in world history, and insights into some of the historical figures who played a key role in its development
In search of England : journeys into the English past by Michael Wood( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Wood examines the roots of English history. Peeling back the layers of literary and oral material that have accumulated over the ages, he offers a fascinating series of rich stories - part history, part myth - that, directly or indirectly, touch on questions of English history and identity. He looks back at the legends surrounding Alfred the Great, King Athelstan, the lost library of Glastonbury, and more."--Jacket
In search of the Trojan War by Michael Wood( Visual )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's tale about the siege of Troy takes historian Michael Wood to Greece, Turkey and Berlin, as he tries, with the aid of modern-day techniques, to discover whether the war really happened
Legacy : the origins of civilization by Michael Wood( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six part series on three videodiscs explores the influence on ancient culture on our lives today. Host, Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today
Art of the Western world by Michael Wood( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificent masterpieces of the Western world are presented in their cultural and historical settings. From the restrained classical tradition to energetic and spontaneous modern art, each artistic movement is interpreted through its major paintings, sculptures, and works of architecture. Comments from internationally known art experts and critics assist in understanding and appreciation of the works. The series can be used to introduce students to the Western canon, or as review material for teachers
In search of myths & heroes by Michael Wood( Visual )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Michael Wood as he travels in search of the truth behind four famous legends. Explores not only the historical past and literal truth of these myths, but also the mythic past and archetypal stories behind them. Examines the Biblical myth of the Queen of Sheba, an exotic and mysterious woman of power who, with King Solomon, plays a key role in the founding myths of the modern states of Israel and Ethiopia. Traces the Celtic legend of King Arthur and its role in British literature. Asks whether the legendary Shangri-La as depicted in James Hilton's Lost horizon could have its roots in Indian views of Tibet or in the Tibetan Buddhist stories of the land of Shambhala, a paradise behind the Himalayas. Discusses the Greek hero Jason and his quest for the golden fleece
Art of the Western world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
Legacy : the search for ancient cultures by Michael Wood( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text, illustrations, and photographs chronicle 5,000 years of history from Mesopotamia to the present exploring social and political organizations, art, literature, religion, and economics
The story of England by Michael Wood( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village of Kibworth in Leicestershire as it is today
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost four hundred years after his death, Shakespeare is still acclaimed as the world's greatest dramamtist, yet the man himself remains shrouded in mystery. -- back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Wood britisk historikar

Michael Wood britisk historiker

Michael Wood Brits historicus

Michael Wood brittisk historiker

Michael Wood English historian

Michael Wood storico britannico

Vuds, Maikls 1948-

Wood, Michael David 1948-

Вуд, Майкл

மைகேல் வுட்

മൈക്കിൾ വുഡ്

우드, 마이클 1948-

ウッド, マイケル

邁克爾·伍德 (歷史學家)

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In search of the Dark AgesConquistadorsArt of the western world : from ancient Greece to post-modernismDomesday : a search for the roots of EnglandIn the footsteps of Alexander the GreatShakespeareIndiaIn search of England : journeys into the English past