Wood, Michael 1948-
Most widely held works about Michael Wood
Most widely held works by Michael Wood
In search of the Trojan War by Michael Wood ( Book )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and German and held by 3,071 libraries worldwide
Based upon the BBC TV series. A study of the archaeological, literary, and historical records which describe the siege of Troy.
In search of the Dark Ages by Michael Wood ( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 2,211 libraries worldwide
Examines a thousand year period of British history beginning with the invasion by the Anglo-Saxon immigrants and continuing through William the Conqueror in 1066.
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great : a journey from Greece to Asia by Michael Wood ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,789 libraries worldwide
"Using Greek and Roman historians as his guides, Michael Wood follows Alexander's journey in search of the truth behind the legends, folk tales, and religious texts that depict him as both a brilliant visionary and a ruthless conqueror. He travels on foot and by camel, boat, pack horse and jeep, across the deserts, rivers, and mountain ranges of Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iran, and war-torn Afghanistan. Before embarking on the grueling return to Babylon, Wood treks through the North-West Frontier into Pakistan and India to the scene of Alexander's last great battle. Throughout the journey, he re-creates the drama of Alexander's epic marches and bloody battles, interweaving the momentous events of the past with current affairs. As he follows in the footsteps of the conqueror, Wood discovers that the legendary, enigmatic figure of Alexander the Great still towers in the twentieth-century imagination."--BOOK JACKET.
Conquistadors by Michael Wood ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
Following in the footsteps of the Spanish adventurers, filmmaker Wood retraces the path of the conquistadors from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the deserts of North Mexico to the heights of Machu Picchu. As he travels the same routes as Hernan Cortés, and Francisco and Gonzalo Pizarro, Wood describes the events that accompanied the epic sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires. He also follows parts of Orellana's extraordinary voyage down the Amazon and of Cabeza de Vaca's arduous journey across America to the Pacific. Wood reconstructs both sides of the conquest, drawing from eyewitness accounts, letters, and Aztec texts recorded after the fall of Mexico. He also relates the present-day customs, rituals, and oral traditions of the people he meets. Wood grapples with the moral legacy of the European invasion and with the implications of an event that swept away civilizations, religions, and ways of life.--From publisher description.
Domesday : a search for the roots of England by Michael Wood ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
Wood uses the Domesday Book, a survey of the population, landownership, class structure and economy of England in 1086, as a starting point for an exploration of Engglish history from the Roman times to the 15th century.
The story of India ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's most ancient surviving civilization, with unbroken continuity back into prehistory. India's history is a ten thousand year epic but for over two millennia, India has been at the center of world history: birthplace of two world religions, home of an extraordinary spectrum of music, dance, literature, science, mathematics, economics, and a revolutionary idea whose power has yet to diminish. It has seen successive invasions from Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan to Tamburlaine and the British, all of whom left their mark but all of whom succumbed--in the end--to India herself.
Shakespeare by Michael Wood ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
A profile of Shakespeare and the political, intellectual, and religious world in which he lived draws on recently discovered sources including police torture records to show how the violence and plots of the era inform his work.
Art of the Western world ( Visual )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
An introduction to and study of artistic masterpieces from the Western world. Interpretation and commentary by art historians emphasize the significance of each work and its relationship to art movements, art theory and the social environment.
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
"Michael Wood hosts this colorful journey across 20,000 miles, 16 countries and four war zones, retracing Alexander's expedition that first joined East and West" -- Container.
Conquistadors ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
Four part series on the discovery of the Americas by the Spanish conquistadors and the subsequent fall of the Aztec and Inca empires.
In search of England : journeys into the English past by Michael Wood ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
"Michael Wood examines the roots of English history. Peeling back the layers of literary and oral material that have accumulated over the ages, he offers a fascinating series of rich stories - part history, part myth - that, directly or indirectly, touch on questions of English history and identity. He looks back at the legends surrounding Alfred the Great, King Athelstan, the lost library of Glastonbury, and more."--BOOK JACKET.
India by Michael Wood ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
An illustrated study of five thousand years in the history of India covers its regions and cultures, architectural and artistic wonders, its place in world history, and insights into some of the historical figures who played a key role in its development.
In search of the Trojan War ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
The tale of the Trojan War has fascinated and intrigued people for thousands of years. But is there any truth to Homer's epic poem? Michael Wood brings to life the heroes and the romance of the Bronze Age in this award winning archaeological story.
In search of myths & heroes : exploring four epic legends of the world by Michael Wood ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
The author goes in search of four of the most famous myths in the world--Shangri-la, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail--journeying to some of the most remote regions on Earth, including Western Tibet, the mountains of Georgia, and the Caucasus.
Legacy : the search for ancient cultures by Michael Wood ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Text, illustrations, and photographs chronicle 5,000 years of history from Mesopotamia to the present exploring social and political organizations, art, literature, religion, and economics.
In search of myths & heroes ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Follows Michael Wood as he travels in search of the truth behind four famous legends. Explores not only the historical past and literal truth of these myths, but also the mythic past and archetypal stories behind them. Examines the Biblical myth of the Queen of Sheba, an exotic and mysterious woman of power who, with King Solomon, plays a key role in the founding myths of the modern states of Israel and Ethiopia. Traces the Celtic legend of King Arthur and its role in British literature. Asks whether the legendary Shangri-La as depicted in James Hilton's Lost horizon could have its roots in Indian views of Tibet or in the Tibetan Buddhist stories of the land of Shambhala, a paradise behind the Himalayas. Discusses the Greek hero Jason and his quest for the golden fleece.
Legacy the origins of civilization ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
This six part series on three videodiscs explores the influence on ancient culture on our lives today. Host, Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today.
Legacy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Host/writer Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today.
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Details the biographical details of the life of William Shakespeare including his plays.
The story of India by Michael Wood ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 263 libraries worldwide
A companion to the major six-part BBC TV series, written by Michael Wood and read by Sam Dastor. Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of India. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, the subcontinent gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy. Now, as India bids to become a global giant, Michael sets out to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past.
Alexander,--the Great,--356-323 B.C America Anglo-Saxons Antiquities Art Arthur,--King Asia Biography Bronze age Civilization Civilization, Ancient Civilization, Homeric Discovery and exploration, Spanish Documentary television programs Domesday book Dramatists, English--Early modern England Europe Films--for people with visual disabilities Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Great Britain Greece Historic sites History India Indic literature Intellectual life International relations Jason (Greek mythology) Kings and rulers Latin America Middle East--Troy (Extinct city) Mythology National characteristics, English Nonfiction television programs Normans Political science Religion Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Shangri-La (Imaginary place) Sheba,--Queen of Social history Television programs--for people with visual disabilities Television programs--for the hearing impaired Travel Trojan War Turkey Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wood, Michael,--1948-
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