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The Western tradition. / Programs 1-2

Author: Fred Barzyk; Eugen Joseph Weber; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Annenberg/CPB Project.
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Annenberg/CPB Project, 1989.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Program 1. Introduction to the course; including the edifice sequence from "Why man creates" by Saul Bass. Begins historical overview at the end of the age of the giant reptiles and covers the origins of religion. Program 2. Covers the area known as the fertile cresent, and the Egyptian civilization. Explores the role of the gods and the pharoh in the society.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Barzyk; Eugen Joseph Weber; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Annenberg/CPB Project.
OCLC Number: 20621621
Notes: Lectures heard on PBS covering the origins of Western civilization. Traces the development in politics, economics, industry, agriculture, art, and philosophy in daily life from Egypt through current day.
Performer(s): Lecturer, Eugen Weber.
Description: 1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Program 1: The dawn of history (27:00) --
Program 2: The ancient Egyptians (27:35).
Other Titles: Dawn of history
Ancient Egyptians
Responsibility: produced by WGBH/Boston in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art ; executive producer, Fred Barzyk.

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Program 1. Introduction to the course; including the edifice sequence from "Why man creates" by Saul Bass. Begins historical overview at the end of the age of the giant reptiles and covers the origins of religion. Program 2. Covers the area known as the fertile cresent, and the Egyptian civilization. Explores the role of the gods and the pharoh in the society.

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