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The Western tradition. / Programs 3-4

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 3. The oasis between the rivers was Mesopotamia, a land of fantastic gods and ruthless pragmatism. Discusses Mesopotamia as the source of the origins of western laws, trade and money. Program 4. As the ancient empires of Assyria, Babylonia and Persia collapsed, cities grew around the Mediterranean and civilization spread through war and the distribution of booty.
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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: 20624283
Notes: Title on container varies.
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 (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Program 3: Mesopotamia (27:00) --
Program 4: From bronze to iron (27:37).
Other Titles: Mesopotamia
From bronze to iron
Responsibility: produced by WGBH/Boston in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art ; executive producer, Fred Barzyk.

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Program 3. The oasis between the rivers was Mesopotamia, a land of fantastic gods and ruthless pragmatism. Discusses Mesopotamia as the source of the origins of western laws, trade and money. Program 4. As the ancient empires of Assyria, Babylonia and Persia collapsed, cities grew around the Mediterranean and civilization spread through war and the distribution of booty.

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