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The Western tradition. / Programs 33-34

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 33. Focuses on the 18th century rulers who ran their countries rationally, efficiently, and profitably, while encouraging trade, establishing bureacracies and acting as patrons of philosophy. Program 34. Individual citizens gained new status as rulers and philosophers team together. As the rulers increased the security of their state systems, reforms achieved the philosophers' goal of increasing the dignity  Read more...
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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: 20646733
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 (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Program 33: The enlightened despots (28:00) --
Program 34: The Enlightenment (26:00).
Other Titles: Enlightened despots
Enlightenment
Responsibility: produced by WGBH/Boston in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art ; executive producer, Fred Barzyk.

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Program 33. Focuses on the 18th century rulers who ran their countries rationally, efficiently, and profitably, while encouraging trade, establishing bureacracies and acting as patrons of philosophy. Program 34. Individual citizens gained new status as rulers and philosophers team together. As the rulers increased the security of their state systems, reforms achieved the philosophers' goal of increasing the dignity of man.

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