Most widely held works by Peter Montagnon
Civilisation. The complete series a personal view by Kenneth Clark ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Art historian Sir Kenneth Clark presents an epic examination of Western European culture, defining what he considers to be the crucial phases of its development. This lavish series was hailed as a masterpiece when it was broadcast in 1969.
The long search ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Describes the basic beliefs and practices of major world religions.
Childhood ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Presents an insightful and richly textured examination of the various influences that shape us as individuals and as members of the families and societies in which we are raised. Through the observation of 12 families on 5 continents, the series looks at childhood from a number of perspectives--personal, scientific, historical, and cultural. Includes documentary sequences, provocative historic films, and vivid clinical illustrations with on-screen commentary by experts.
A Question of balance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Examines the different types of religious beliefs that make up the spiritual life of Taiwan, including a Confucian respect for the past, the cosmic pattern of the Tao that manifests itself through the oracles, and the worship of local gods who dispense justice and favors.
330 million gods ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Visits various sites in India and observes the performance of several types of religious ceremonies. Explores the Hindu approach to God and the complexity of the Hindu religious experience.
Zulu Zion ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Visits the Zulu Independent Churches of South Africa to explore the Black African response to Christianity. Traces the history of religious beliefs in Africa from the arrival of the first Christian missionaries to the current rediscovery of the African religious identity. Studies two major groups, the Zionists and the Nazarites, a group founded by Isaiah Shembe. Shows a women's Zionist service, held at a home in the townships, where healing and support are integral parts of the service, and an open-air service of the Nazarites at which the themes of dreams, healing, and power are discussed.
Footprint of the Buddha ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Visits Sri Lanka and India to discover the type of Buddhism practiced throughout Southeast Asia. Includes talks with monks, school children, novices, and housewives who describe their own religious experiences and discuss the high moral standards demanded by Buddhism.
There is no God but God ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Visits Egypt to explore the experience of Islamic worship. Includes interviews with a number of Muslims who discuss their personal attitudes and approaches to their religion. Describes the main tenets of Islam and shows scenes of praying in a mosque, signing a marriage contract, attending a class for the study of the Koran, and boarding a plane to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Chosen people ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Consists of interviews with several Jews living throughout the world who attempt to define the significance of being one of the chosen people.
Rome, Leeds, and the desert ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Visits Rome, Spain, and England to explore the diversity and unity of the Catholic religious experience.
Protestant spirit USA ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Visits various Protestant churches in Indianapolis and observes how services are conducted. Examines the reasons for the vigor of religious expression among both Black and white American Protestants.
The Way of the ancestors ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Visits the Torajas of Indonesia to investigate the experience of primal worship. Explores the reasons for the remarkable survival of the Torajas' religion at a time when other primal religions are dying out as a result of contact with the outside world.
The Hero as artist Protest and communication ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Discusses the history of Western culture from the end of the Graeco-Roman world to the present day. Covers the great works of sculpture, painting, architecture, philosophy, poetry, literature and music from each century covered.
In the land of the giants ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Features three- to five-year-olds learning social and psychological intricacies of family life. The families in this cross-cultural study teach their children how to view and cope with the wider world as they interact with it at day care and school. Shows varying models of behavior and codes of discipline to mold children in their culture's proper social image. Discusses jealousy, punishment, gender task assignments, and the importance of birth order to children.
International terrorism ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Describes the origins, growth and effects of the major players in international terrorism: the Palestinians and the Shiite fundamentalists. Explains the motivations of individuals like Mahmud Khaled, who killed 13 passengers and wounded 80 others at the Rome airport. Examines the moral dilemmas posed by such acts to governments that respect human rights: Is it justifiable to sacrifice the lives of hostages to deter future terrorism? Is it permissible to use violence as a deterrent to terrorism when innocent people might be killed?
Domestic terrorism ( Visual )
in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
This program looks at what makes educated -- sometimes highly educated men and women take up arms in an ideological bid to overthrow their democratic governments; and it shows why some fail, while others are more successful in attaining their goals. It also shows why highly motivated and intelligent terrorists are so difficult for police to catch, and underscores the inevitable temptations for government to bend or break the law in order to bring the culprits to justice.
Reflections on The Long search loose ends ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Theater director Ronald Eyre presents some personal reflections on his pilgrimage throughout the world in which he explored the religious beliefs and experiences of various peoples.
Buddhism, the land of the disappearing Buddha--Japan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Visits Japan to investigate the Japanese experience of Buddhist worship and the complexities of Zen.
Life's lessons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Explores middle childhood development, from ages five to seven, as children become more responsible and capable. Their brains and bodies mature and children may begin formal training. Shows the first day of school in several countries and examines what recent research says makes for effective education.
The long search. [Vol. 5-7 by Ronald Eyre ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Forms part of a series on world religions in which theater director Ronald Eyre travels around the globe asking people basic questions about their religious beliefs and practices. Vol. 5 visits Egypt to explore the experience of Islamic worship. Includes interviews with a number of Muslims who discuss their personal attitudes and approaches to their religion. Describes the main tenets of Islam and shows scenes of Muslims praying in a mosque, signing a marriage contract, attending a class for the study of the Koran, and boarding a plane to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. Vol. 6 examines the unique relationship that existed between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Communist state in Romania. Visits a number of Romanian churches and shows a funeral, pre-Easter activities of villagers, and the Eastern Orthodox Christian liturgy with its Byzantine splendor and inspiring choral music. Includes interviews with priests, a bishop, and church members concerning their religious beliefs. Vol. 7 consists of interviews with several Jews living throughout the world who attempt to define the significance of being one of the chosen people. Includes discussions with Elie Wiesel, Norbert Brainin and the Amadeus Quartet, and Dr. Pinchas Peli, a tenth-generation rabbi. Depicts Jewish prayer and ritual and students debating the meaning of the Talmud. Journeys to Jerusalem and shows its schools, synagogues, and the Wailing Wall.
Adolescence Art Biserica Ortodoxă Română Buddhism California--San Francisco Bay Area Catholic Church Child development Child psychology Children China Church history Civilization Civilization, Western Confucianism Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Egypt England Europe Europe, Western Families Hinduism Historical television programs History India Islam Italy--Rome Japan Jews--Election, Doctrine of Judaism Manners and customs Protestantism Religion Religions Religious thought Romania Short films South Africa Spain Spiritual life Sri Lanka Taiwan Taoism Terrorism Toraja (Indonesian people)--Religion United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Zen Buddhism Zionist churches (Africa)
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