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Tovell, Vanessa

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Works: 107 works in 202 publications in 1 language and 2,524 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Drama  Educational films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Military history 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Vanessa Tovell
Publications by Vanessa Tovell
Most widely held works by Vanessa Tovell
A critical guide to the metaphysical poets ( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
In a reaction against Elizabethan-period poetry, 17th century English poets such as John Donne, George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, and Andrew Marvell began writing in a new style. Metaphysical poetry soon became appreciated for its remarkable blend of emotion and erudition, as evidenced by complex conceits, unconventional imagery and the avoidance of smooth and regular meter. This program spotlights the works of the genre's founder, John Donne, as Dr. Daniella Havenstein of Oxford University and Judith Aldridge of the University of Central England interpret and analyze some of his best-known poems, along with the works of other metaphysical poets -- Container notes
Beowulf and the roots of Anglo-Saxon poetry ( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
John A. Burrows and Robert DiNapoli examine the symbolism and the influence of Christianity in Beowulf and other masterpieces of Old English poetry. Also analyzes The wanderer, The seafarer, The dream of the rood, and The battle of Maldon
The story of civilization ( visu )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The world of the ancient Celts is surrounded by more mysteries than almost any other. This program visits ancient Britain to find a world dominated by death and religion, druids and priests
The native Americans ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
This program explores the many similarities among tribal nations, including a profound respect for nature, myth, and tradition; matriarchal governance; a communal lifestyle; a belief in an afterlife; and the use of pictographs, symbols, and patterns rather than an alphabet-based language. Also featured are brief scenes of re-created warfare
Pompeii : the doomed city ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
In the year 79 AD, the ancient seaside city of Pompeii was buried beneath a mountain of volcanic ash and pumice when nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius furiously erupted. More than two thousand of Pompeii's citizens lost their lives. For almost 1,700 years, until its rediscovery in 1748, Pompeii lay hidden - a city and its people suspended in time. Now we can see the streets and buildings almost as they were on the day Pompeii died- an incredible snapshot of Roman civilization in its heyday
Paradise lost ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Analysis of John Milton's great epic poem. Scholars examine literary content, as well as historical, religious, and philosophical aspects. Includes biographical information
Ancient Rome by Bob Carruthers( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Scholars discuss the unification of Europe under the Romans, the military structure and tactics that allowed them to conquer much of Western Europe, and the cultural and social aspects of Rome before the empire collapsed in 476 A.D
The Ottoman Empire ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Examines the expansion of the Ottoman Empire from Eastern Europe throughout the Near East, its social and religious life and its military power
Ancient Greece ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
"This program re-creates the Greek world, from the morning market to the evening symposiums, from burial rituals to the Olympics. Beginning with Homer's account of the Trojan War, this program explores Greek civilization using 3-D re-creations of the Parthenon and Agora, maps, and commentary by scholars to provide insight into the daily lives of Greek citizens."--Container
The story of civilization ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Profiles the Viking world of pillage and plunder, but also Viking religion, arts and crafts. Features footage of ancient sites, re-creations and reconstruction, commentary and analyses, and period imagery
A Critical guide to the Odyssey ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
This program uses the poem's division into groupings of books as a framework to allow Tom Winnifrith, Douglas Cairns, and Ken Dowden, to analyze the oral tradition and key elements of the story line. Readings and dramatizations from the Odyssey enhance the discussion of recurrent themes, characterization, relationships, morals, and the cumulative effect of the ten-year journey in shaping and seasoning Odysseus
Ancient Greece ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Beginning with Homer's account of the Trojan War, this program re-creates the Greek world to provide insight into the daily lives of Greek citizens
Kings & queens of England ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Explores the lives and times of the English kings and queens from Anglo-Saxon times to the House of Windsor. Features period imagery and character reenactments
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Discusses the culture of the ancient Celts. Documents the Hallstatt (Austria) and La Tène (Switzerland) Celts. Using costumed re-enactments of Celtic life, describes the roles of the druids, bards, and seers; the political hierarchy in Celtic society; battles and warfare; and human sacrifice. Also discusses the Celtic influence on the languages of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Britanny
Ancient civilizations ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Combines historical interviews with glimpses of everyday life of 13 cultures. Scholars provide commentary on such topics as the role of women, religion, education, the military, and politics. Also includes readings from contemporary sources and 3-D architectural reconstructions
The Celts ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Documents the Hallstatt and La Tène Celts. Discussses the history, values, and lifestyle of this warrior society, exploring topics that include the roles of the druids, bards, and seers; the political hierarachy in Celtic society; human sacrifice; methods of warfare; and influence on the ethnic languages of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany
Celtic saints ( visu )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the spread of Christianity to the British Isles and its infiltration of Celtic civilization, focusing on a number of the key figures of the Celtic Church, including Saint Patrick, Saint Bede, Saint Bridget, Saint Columba, Saint David of Wales, Saint Aiden, and Saint Hilda
Geoffrey Chaucer : Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Expert commentators Dr. Christiania Whitehead and Dr. Peter Mack discuss the tradition of 14th century poetry, the General Prologue, Chaucer's social grouping of pilgrims and the themes they explore, and the poem as a reflection of medieval English society
Evolution ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Judgment day captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design, the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state
Jane Eyre ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Analyzes a variety of topics, including whether Jane Eyre is feminist literture, the theme of the Gothic novel, the Victorian education system, 19th-century social structure, and what portions of the novel are autobiographical
 
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