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Author: BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2012.
Series: Heroes of the Enlightenment.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the end of the 18th century, many Enlightenment ideals about society had been put into practice by three remarkable men: Nicolas de Condorcet, who advocated for civil rights, the abolishment of slavery, and gender equality; Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence; and Frederick the Great, whose "enlightened absolutism" meant religious tolerance in Prussia. This program profiles their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 841521749
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 18, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Embracing New Ideas (2:15) --
Sanssouci Palace (1:50) --
Enlightened Court of Frederick the Great (1:47) --
Philosopher King (1:53) --
Massive Army, Massive Casualties (1:51) --
Prussia: Soldiers With a Country (1:32) --
Frederick's Vision of Utopia (2:15) --
All Faiths Welcome in Prussia (1:28) --
Think Whatever You Like, But Obey (1:54) --
Enlightenment for Prussia --
On Frederick's Terms (1:11) --
Thomas Jefferson's America (1:22) --
Glimpse into Jefferson's Mind (1:37) --
Turning Principles into Reality (1:03) --
Declaration of Independence (1:39) --
Pursuit of Happiness (0:54) --
Securing Natural Rights (2:11) --
Thomas Jefferson and Slavery (2:39) --
Emancipation (1:02) --
Educating Future Leaders (0:56) --
Versailles (1:34) --
Jefferson: Embodiment of American Virtues (1:16) --
Enlightened Mathematician (1:58) --
The French Revolution Begins (2:36) --
Freedom of Information (1:31) --
Declaration of the Rights of Man (2:42) --
Deciding the King's Fate (2:07) --
The Terror (2:04) --
Outline of the Progress of the Human Spirit (2:47) --
Preserving the Enlightenment (1:23) --
Credits: Changes in Society: Heroes of the Enlightenment (0:31).
Series Title: Heroes of the Enlightenment.
Responsibility: BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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By the end of the 18th century, many Enlightenment ideals about society had been put into practice by three remarkable men: Nicolas de Condorcet, who advocated for civil rights, the abolishment of slavery, and gender equality; Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence; and Frederick the Great, whose "enlightened absolutism" meant religious tolerance in Prussia. This program profiles their achievements.

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