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The Western tradition

Author: 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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A television college course which explores the cultural and philosophical movements that have influenced the Western world from ancient times to the present.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Joseph Weber; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Annenberg/CPB Project.
OCLC Number: 19979241
Notes: 52 half-hour programs scheduled for weekly broadcasts on PBS stations beginning September 1989.
Credits: Executive producer, Fred Barzyk.
Performer(s): Lecturer, Eugen Weber.
Description: 26 videocassettes (1560 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: 1-2. The dawn of history. The ancient Egyptians --
3-4. Mesopotamia. From bronze to iron --
5-6. The rise of Greek civilization. Greek thought --
7-8. Alexander the Great. The Hellenistic age --
9-10. The rise of Rome. The Roman empire --
11-12. Early christianity. The rise of the church --
13-14. The decline of Rome. The fall of Rome --
15-16. The Byzantine empire. The fall of Byzantium --
17-18. The dark ages. The age of Charlemagne --
19-20. The middle ages. The feudal order --
21-22. Common life in the middle ages. Cities and cathedrals --
23-24. The late middle ages. National monarchies --
25-26. The age of discovery. The new world --
27-28. The reformation. Rise of the middle class --
29-30. The wars of religion. The rise of trading cities --
31-32. The age of absolutism. Absolutism and the social contract. 33-34. The enlightened despots. The enlightenment --
35-36. The enlightenment and society. The modern philosophers --
37-38. The American revolution. The American republic --
39-40. The death of the old regime. The French revolution --
41-42. The industrial revolution. The industrial world --
43-44. Revolution and the romantics. The age of the nation-states --
45-46. A new public. Fin de siécle --
47-48. The first world war and the rise of fascism. The second world war --
49-50. The cold war. Europe and the third world --
51-52. The technological revolution. Toward the future.
Responsibility: WGBH, Boston ; in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art ; executive producer, Fred Barzyk.

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A television college course which explores the cultural and philosophical movements that have influenced the Western world from ancient times to the present.

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