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Legacy : the origins of civilization

Author: Michael WoodPeter Spry-LevertonMaryland Public Television.Central Independent Television.NHK Entāpuraizu.All authors
Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wood; Peter Spry-Leverton; Maryland Public Television.; Central Independent Television.; NHK Entāpuraizu.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 53341260
Language Note: English subtitles.
Notes: English subtitles.
Originally broadcast on public television in 1991 as segments of the television series Legacy.
Credits: Produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton.
Cast: Hosted by Michael Wood.
Description: 3 videodiscs (120 min. each) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1. Iraq : the cradle of civilization --
India : the empire of the spirit --
Disc 2. China : the mandate of heaven --
Egypt : the habit of civilization --
Disc 3. Central America : the burden of time --
The barbarian West.
Other Titles: Iraq, the cradle of civilization.
India, the empire of the spirit.
China, the mandate of heaven.
Egypt, the habit of civilization.
Central America, the burden of time.
Barbarian West.
Legacy (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television, in association with NHK Enterprises ; producer & director, Peter Spry-Leverton ; written & presented by Michael Wood.

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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.

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