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The Western tradition. / Programs 31-32

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 31. 17th century Europe is characterized by the crown rulers controlling all powers of state. The desire for civil peace contributes to the crown's ability to enforce the "divine right of kings". Program 32. Two patterns of absolutism, the French and the English, are followed by all Europe. France strives to control by avoiding all change, while England turns to merchantilism and a strong national economy.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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: 20646637
Notes: Title on container and cassette: Absolutism and social contract.
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 31: The age of absolutism (27:00) --
Program 32: Absolutism and the social contract (27:48).
Other Titles: Absolutism and social contract
Age of absolutism
Absolutism and the social contract
Responsibility: produced by WGBH/Boston in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art ; executive producer, Fred Barzyk.

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Program 31. 17th century Europe is characterized by the crown rulers controlling all powers of state. The desire for civil peace contributes to the crown's ability to enforce the "divine right of kings". Program 32. Two patterns of absolutism, the French and the English, are followed by all Europe. France strives to control by avoiding all change, while England turns to merchantilism and a strong national economy. Arguments begin about the consent of the governed.

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