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Shining conquests

Author: Robert Raymond; Michael Charlton; Opus Films.; PBS Video.; PBS Adult Learning Service.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video : [Distributed by PBS Adult Learning Service], ©1983.
Series: Out of the fiery furnace, 3.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells how world civilizations changed because of the discovery and use of gold during and after the Middle Ages. Shows how gold and other metals were processed during this time. Describes Gutenberg's metallurgical techniques how they affected the printing industry; the Spanish conquistadors' conquest of the Incas for gold and other treasures; and the gold rushes in California and Australia. Shows numerous paintings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Johann Gutenberg
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Raymond; Michael Charlton; Opus Films.; PBS Video.; PBS Adult Learning Service.
OCLC Number: 15306865
Notes: Originally part of a PBS television series.
Series is based on the book: Out of the fiery furnace / Robert Raymond.
Dubbed with permission from U-matic format in February 1987.
Credits: Director of photography, Geoff Burton ; film editor, John Oakley ; host and narrator, Michael Charlton.
Performer(s): Michael Charlton, narrator.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (59 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 series guide.
Series Title: Out of the fiery furnace, 3.
Responsibility: Opus Films ; written by Robert Raymond and Michael Charlton ; producer, Robert Raymond ; director, Christopher McCullough.

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Tells how world civilizations changed because of the discovery and use of gold during and after the Middle Ages. Shows how gold and other metals were processed during this time. Describes Gutenberg's metallurgical techniques how they affected the printing industry; the Spanish conquistadors' conquest of the Incas for gold and other treasures; and the gold rushes in California and Australia. Shows numerous paintings, sculpture, and architecture of the era.

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