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Origins of modern society : capstone lectures in western culture.

Author: John O GreenGabriel A AlmondWilliam M ChaceGordon Alexander CraigTerence EmmonsAll authors
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford Alumni Association, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Sixteen lectures, originally given as a course at Stanford University, in the History Department during 1988. It represents the Graeco-Roman and western European contributions to modern culture from the classical era to present.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John O Green; Gabriel A Almond; William M Chace; Gordon Alexander Craig; Terence Emmons; J Martin Evans; Albert J Guérard; Michael Jameson; David M Kennedy; Carolyn Chappell Lougee; John Perry; Leonard G Ratner; A E Raubitschek; Lawrence Ryan; James J Sheehan; Ezra Solomon; Walter G Vincenti; Stanford Alumni Association.
OCLC Number: 20874665
Notes: Lectures delivered in senior western culture course at Stanford University.
Credits: Executive producers, Della van Heyst, John O. Green ; producer/writer, John O. Green ; director, Paul Marca ; art director, Andrew Danish.
Performer(s): Introduction by John O. Green.
Description: 17 videocassettes (approximately 980 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + guide ([4] leaves ; 28 cm)
Details: VHS.
Contents: Introduction and overview --
The origin of modern politics / G.A. Almond --
The experimental novel in the modern world / William Chace --
The nineteenth century / G.A. Craig --
Russia and Europe / Terence Emmons --
The European view of America / J.M. Evans --
The novel as art and insight / Albert Guérard --
Greece / Michael Jameson --
The American view of Europe / D.M. Kennedy --
The age of reason and enlightenment / Carolyn Lougee --
Descartes, Berkeley, Locke, and the new way of ideas / John Perry --
Music as a mirror of society / L.G. Ratner --
The legacy of Rome / Antony Raubitschek --
The renaissance and the discovery of the modern world / Lawrence Ryan --
The French revolution / James Sheehan --
Economics as history / Ezra Solomon --
Thomas Edison and the nature of modern technology / W.G. Vincenti.

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Sixteen lectures, originally given as a course at Stanford University, in the History Department during 1988. It represents the Graeco-Roman and western European contributions to modern culture from the classical era to present.

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