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The Western tradition

Author: Eugen Weber; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Annenberg Media.
Publisher: [Indianapolis, IN] : Annenberg Media, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two semester telecourse on Western civilization built around the classroom lectures of Eugen Weber, author, historian, and professor at UCLA. Weber's lectures survey developments in politics, economics, industry, agriculture, art, philosophy, and daily life from ancient Egypt to our own time.
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Educational films
Nonfiction films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Weber; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Annenberg Media.
ISBN: 1576807002 9781576807002 157680707X 9781576807071 1576807002
OCLC Number: 191700999
Notes: Warning: This DVD may not play on all DVD players.
Place of publication from publisher's website.
Originally broadcast on PBS in the Fall of 1989.
Each program is approximately 30 min.
Performer(s): With Eugen Joseph Weber.
Description: 14 videodiscs (ca. 1,560 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R ; Dolby digital.
Contents: Disc 1. program 1. The dawn of history --
program 2. The ancient Egyptians --
program 3. Mesopotamia --
program 4. From bronze to iron --
disc 2. program 5. The rise of Greek civilization --
program 6. Greek thought --
program 7. Alexander the Great --
program 8. The Hellenistic Age --
disc 3. program 9. The rise of Rome --
program 10. The Roman Empire --
program 11. Early Christianity --
program 12. The rise of the Church --
disc 4. program 13. The decline of Rome --
program 14. The fall of Rome --
program 15. The Byzantine Empire --
program 16. The fall of Byzantium --
disc 5. program 17. The Dark Ages --
program 18. The Age of Charlemagne --
program 19. The Middle Ages --
program 20. The feudal order --
disc 6. program 21. Common life in the Middle Ages --
program 22. Cities and cathedrals of the Middle Ages --
program 23. The late Middle Ages --
program 24. The national monarchies --
disc 7. program 25. The Renaissance and the Age of Discovery --
program 26. The Renaissance and the New World. Disc 8. program 27. The Reformation --
program 28. The rise of the middle class --
disc 9. program 29. The wars of religion --
program 30. The rise of the trading cities --
program 31. The Age of Absolutism --
program 32. Absolutism and the social contract --
disc 10. program 33. The enlightened despots --
program 34. The Enlightenment --
program 35. The Enlightenment and society --
program 36. The modern philosophers --
disc 11. program 37. The American Revolution --
program 38. The American republic --
program 39. The death of the Old Regime --
program 40. The French Revolution --
disc 12. program 41. The Industrial Revolution --
program 42. The industrial world --
program 43. Revolution and romantics --
program 44. The Age of Nation-States --
disc 13. program 45. A New public --
program 46. Fin de siècle --
program 47. The First World War and the rise of fascism --
program 48. The Second World War --
disc 14. program 49. The Cold War --
program 50. Europe and the Third World --
program 51. The Technological Revolution --
program 52. Toward the future.
Responsibility: produced by WGBH in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

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Two semester telecourse on Western civilization built around the classroom lectures of Eugen Weber, author, historian, and professor at UCLA. Weber's lectures survey developments in politics, economics, industry, agriculture, art, philosophy, and daily life from ancient Egypt to our own time.

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