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Peter Spry-Leverton; Michael Wood; Maryland Public Television.; Central Independent Television.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
|制作人员：||Music, Edward Wynne, Hal Lyndys ; editors Paul Brown, Stephen Griffiths, Bill Dukes.|
|描述：||6 videocassettes (57 min. each) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.|
|内容：||Program 1. Iraq: the cradle of civilization --
Program 2. India: the empire of the spirit --
Program 3. China: the mandate of heaven --
Program 4. Egypt: the habit of civilization --
Program 5. Central America: the burden of time --
Program 6. The barbarian West.
|其他题名：||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.
|责任：||produced by Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television, UK ; producer and director Peter Spry-Leverton ; writer and presenter Michael Wood.|
Host/writer 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.