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Tovell, Vanessa

Works: 85 works in 199 publications in 1 language and 2,416 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Action and adventure television programs  Television mini-series  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Publications about Vanessa Tovell
Publications by Vanessa Tovell
Most widely held works by Vanessa Tovell
Ancient Greece by James Mason( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 212 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
The native Americans ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 161 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
Paradise Lost by John Milton( visu )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 151 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
Pompeii : the doomed city by Educational Filmstrips (Firm)( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 131 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
A critical guide to the metaphysical poets ( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
In 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. Although derisively dubbed "metaphysical" because of its unseemly nature, 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
Ancient Rome by Ann Carroll( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 122 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 )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Examines the reasons for the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the 14th century to its fall by the time of the First World War
The story of civilization ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 112 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 )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 110 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
The Americans by Zbor Carmina Slovenica( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Sun gods, human sacrifice and sacred beasts all played their part in the world of the Aztecs. This program explores the mysterious history of the Mayans and tells the fascinating story of the Native Americans
Beowulf and the roots of Anglo-Saxon poetry ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Beowulf is the oldest written epic in English literature. In this program, Dr. Robert DiNapoli--teaching fellow in Old and Middle English at the University of Birmingham, England--and Professor John Burrow of Bristol University examine the symbolism and the influence of Christianity in Beowulf and other masterpieces of English and Germanic poetry. The Wanderer, the Seafarer, the dream of Rood, and the battle of Maldon are also analyzed
Kings & queens of England ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 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
Vikings by Kenneth W Harl( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Studies the effects of Viking aggression on commerce in Christendom, the efforts of the Church to convert the Vikings to control them, the military value of the Viking longships, and their art and society
The story of civilization ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 79 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
Ancient civilizations by Dennis Petersen( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 71 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 by Frank Delaney( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 60 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 59 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
Evolution by Hugh Hudson( 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
History's ancient legacies ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Forms part of a series that introduces ancient civilizations through 3D animation sequences which reconstruct ancient scenes, current location footage, and authoritative commentary and analysis. Focuses on architectural monuments and ruins while providing insight into ancient history and the daily lives of ancient people. Vol. 1 describes life in Pompeii based on research into the ruins of this ancient city, which was preserved in ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Vol. 2 uses computer animation to show the original form of Stonehenge. Also discusses the latest archaeological research and theories about the origin of Stonehenge and the prehistoric people who built it
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