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Origins of great ancient civilizations

Author: Kenneth W Harl; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2005.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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Professor Harl begins during the Bronze Age and the emergence of urban-based literate civilizations and carries the story forward until the demise of Persia's great empire at the hands of the Greeks, who embraced many of the achievements of these Near East civilizations but clearly represented a different kind of civilization, built on different institutions. Along the way, he examines advances like the invention  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth W Harl; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598031074 9781598031072
OCLC Number: 67139354
Notes: "Course no. 3174."
Accompanying guide includes biographical information, lecture notes and outlines, timelines, glossaries, and bibliographical references.
Twelve lectures (30 min. each) on two discs in one container.
Performer(s): Lecturer, Kenneth W. Harl, Tulane University.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (ii, 73 p. : maps ; 22 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 1.
Contents: Disc 1. Cradles of civilization --
First cities of Sumer --
Mesopotamian kings and scribes --
Hammurabi's Babylon --
Egypt in the pyramid age --
The Middle Kingdom --
Disc 2. Imperial Egypt --
New peoples of the Bronze Age --
The collapse of the Bronze Age --
From Hebrews to Jews ; Imperial Assyria --
The Persian Empire.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Responsibility: Kenneth W. Harl.

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Professor Harl begins during the Bronze Age and the emergence of urban-based literate civilizations and carries the story forward until the demise of Persia's great empire at the hands of the Greeks, who embraced many of the achievements of these Near East civilizations but clearly represented a different kind of civilization, built on different institutions. Along the way, he examines advances like the invention and evolution of writing; the development of vast empires dependent not only on military might but on laws and administration; the growth of trade; and the contributions of the Hebrews to the religious and ethical future of Western civilization.

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