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Fri Mar 21 17:08:19 2014 UTClccn-n871153770.00In search of ancient civilization /0.230.63The power of ideas22323391Michael_Wood_(historian)n 871153771907264302064Vuds, Maikls, 1948-ウッド, マイケルlccn-n80014556WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)lccn-no2001070981Maya Vision Internationallccn-no94021892PBS Home Videolccn-no99081877Dobbs, Rebeccaprolccn-n86106191Maryland Public Televisionlccn-n79004067Alexanderthe Great356 B.C.-323 B.C.lccn-n88156574Central Independent Televisionlccn-n86134532Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)lccn-n85150164Spry-Leverton, Peterprodrtlccn-n89116311Ambrose Video PublishingWood, Michael1948-HistoryBiographyChronologyCriticism, interpretation, etcLegendsFilm adaptationsFictionDocumentary television programsSourcesDocumentary filmsGreat BritainTravelCivilizationEnglandTrojan WarAntiquitiesTurkeyIndiaDramatists, English--Early modernShakespeare, William,Wood, Michael,Civilization, HomericBronze ageAsiaMiddle East--Troy (Extinct city)Historic sitesAmericaDiscovery and exploration, SpanishArtAnglo-SaxonsNational characteristics, EnglishConquerorsLatin AmericaIntellectual lifeAlexander,--the Great,EuropeSocial historyDomesday bookPolitical scienceReligionKings and rulersIndic literatureInternational relationsCivilization, WesternNormansManuscripts, MedievalGreeceMythologyJason (Greek mythology)Shangri-La (Imaginary place)Civilization, AncientTurkey--Troy (Extinct city)Middle EastArt, ClassicalCreative destructionIndigenous peoplesArt, RenaissanceSheba,--Queen ofArthur,--KingHimalaya Mountains1948195519791980198119821984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014355214521208822.33DF221.T8ocn298354431ocn069870662ocn056132965ocn614533992ocn061501465ocn025188231ocn025188334ocn608547443ocn025188289ocn025152794ocn298354431ocn069870662ocn614533992ocn070914050ocn061501465ocn025188231ocn025188334ocn025188289ocn025152794ocn025188348ocn849674148ocn497255856ocn780906147ocn780903756ocn780906167ocn612261147ocn781072213ocn799664613ocn441835395ocn440770442ocn723580682ocn723677814ocn723677797ocn723677805ocn723677803ocn497255856ocn781317058ocn781301745ocn780903756ocn781072213357943ocn012344644book19850.24Wood, MichaelIn search of the Trojan WarHistoryBased upon the BBC TV series. A study of the archaeological, literary, and historical records which describe the siege of Troy+-+5440675705254636ocn014167364book19810.23Wood, MichaelIn search of the Dark AgesHistoryExamines a thousand year period of British history beginning with the invasion by the Anglo-Saxon immigrants and continuing through William the Conqueror in 1066+-+7752951635174125ocn031351277visu19890.27Art of the Western worldHistoryAn 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 environment170823ocn298354431visu20060.22Wood, MichaelThe story of IndiaHistoryDocumentary television programsHistorian 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 herself170516ocn046621628book20000.23Wood, MichaelConquistadorsHistoryFollowing 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+-+2915875705164430ocn017506275book19860.23Wood, MichaelDomesday : a search for the roots of EnglandHistorySourcesWood 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+-+527600810532413206ocn053087401book20030.21Wood, MichaelShakespeareHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyA 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+-+5917450195130130ocn056132965visu19970.23In the footsteps of Alexander the GreatHistoryBiographyHistorian Michael Wood hosts this journey across 2,000 years and 16 countries. At the heart of this epic story is the enigmatic character of Alexander the Great who set out at age 21 and conquered most of the known world before he was 30. Using texts of Greek and Roman historians as his guide, Wood searches for the truth behind legends that depict Alexander as both a brilliant visionary and ruthless conqueror+-+1617520696104424ocn069870662visu20000.24Wallace, DavidConquistadorsHistoryBiographyDocumentary filmsOne of history's most fateful chapters and greatest adventures. The exploration of the America's by Spanish soldier-explorers, and the experiences and tragedies they had once there90413ocn043917427book19990.27Wood, MichaelIn search of England : journeys into the English pastHistory"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."--Jacket+-+67307757058791ocn173136089book20070.21Wood, MichaelIndiaHistoryAn 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+-+640855019572928ocn054492120visu19850.24Wood, MichaelIn search of the Trojan WarHistoryFilm adaptationsThe 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 story6067ocn053341260visu19910.25Legacy the origins of civilizationThis 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 today55422ocn062208248visu20050.19Wood, MichaelIn search of myths & heroesLegendsFollows 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+-+66954184253245025ocn030545593book19920.19Wood, MichaelLegacy : the search for ancient culturesText, illustrations, and photographs chronicle 5,000 years of history from Mesopotamia to the present exploring social and political organizations, art, literature, religion, and economics41813ocn051109445book20030.27Wood, MichaelIn search of ShakespeareHistoryBiography"He is the most famous of Englishmen, and yet our biographical knowledge of William Shakespeare has always been scant. Now Michael Wood with the help of the Royal Shakespeare Company and many other insightful experts - unravel the mysteries, to tell the story of the bard." [box cover note]+-+322980810532439510ocn774691172book20100.21Wood, MichaelThe story of EnglandHistoryTells the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village of Kibworth in Leicestershire as it is today+-+395464521532437414ocn020495428visu19890.28The classical idealHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcTraces the origins of humanism and much of Western art to ancient Greece. Discusses Kouroi and Korai figures and the architecture of the Parthenon. Identifies Roman art as inherently political that concentrated on technical sophistication and detail. Traces the decline of humanistic values in the late antique period where classical themes and forms were adapted to serve Christian purposes36825ocn061501465visu20030.21Wood, MichaelIn search of ShakespeareHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyChronologyThis four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."32215ocn031426433visu19890.28Gold, MickThe Early Renaissance the High Renaissance ; Realms of light, the BaroqueHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcCovers the revival and reinterpretation of the classical tradition in the works of Florentine artists Masaccio, Donatello, and Ghiberti. Discusses how these artists exemplify the merging of Christian and humanistic values. Examines the realism of Jan van Eyck and the spriritual crisis of northern Europe as revealed in Grúenwald's Isenheim altarpiece. Also discusses the sprirt of the Renaissance as reflected in Albrecht Dúrer's work. Features experts John White and Colin Eisler17249ocn037043877book19970.23Wood, MichaelIn the footsteps of Alexander the Great : a journey from Greece to Asia"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+-+12586757055761ocn060375576book20050.24Wood, MichaelIn search of myths & heroes : exploring four epic legends of the worldThe 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+-+39729757053474ocn174060554book20070.18Wood, MichaelThe story of IndiaHistoryOrigins and identity - The power of ideas - The growth of civilization - Medieval India - Rule of reason - Great Mughuls - Freedom and liberation+-+60648081052158ocn033406597book19950.24Wood, MichaelThe smile of Murugan : a south Indian journeyInspired by a temple astrologer (who had accurately predicted his marriage and the birth of his two daughters), the writer and broadcaster Michael Wood travelled on a magical journey through south-east India+-+22178569652081ocn063134021book20050.17Wood, MichaelIn search of myths & heroesHistoryThe author explores four legends from Greek, Celtic, Biblical and Indian myth. He looks at not only of the historical past and literal truth, but also of the mythic past and archetypal stories that reflect and have sustained human existence since the beginning of time. The myths examined are: the Queen of Sheba, King Arthur, Shangri-La and Jason and the Golden Fleece+-+2236708105324921ocn064082212book20050.16Wood, MichaelIn search of the first civilizationsHistoryThis is an action-packed adventure in which Michael Wood follows the march of civilization as it spreads to Egypt, India, China and the Americas. Previous ed.: published as Legacy. London: Network, 1992+-+1117708105311ocn849674148com20080.63The power of ideasHistory194ocn212745058com20070.14Wood, MichaelThe story of India the epic journey across the subcontinentHistoryFictionA 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+-+0782210596181ocn060739947book20040.18Wood, MichaelIn the footsteps of Alexander the Great : a journey from Greece to India+-+384670810532471ocn278425701visu20050.08In the footsteps of alexander the great71ocn123113814book20070.28Wood, MichaelIndia : an epic journey across the subcontinentHistory+-+606480810542ocn055880432book20040.28Wood, MichaelYalishanda dong zheng zhuan ji : cong Xila dao Yindu de di guo zhi meng = In the footsteps of Alexander the Great, a journey from Greece to India32ocn658203765visu20070.22Wood, MichaelThe story of IndiaHistoryDocumentary television programsHistorian 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 herself21ocn466284433visu19980.10In the footsteps of Alexander the Great : a journey across 2000 years and 16 countries, tracing the creation of a Greek empire stretching from the Balkans to IndiaBiographyTake part in the journey as Michael Wood leads a colorful trek across 20,000 miles of history-rich terrain, bringing to life the creation of an empire that stretched from the Balkans to India+-+161752069621ocn057637509book2005Wood, MichaelIn search of ancient civilizationHistory+-+111770810521ocn646079632book20090.37Wood, MichaelYin du de gu shi : meng xiang yu chuang yi de gu guo li shi zhi luHistory11ocn681842742visu20050.47Wood, MichaelIn the footsteps of Alexander the Great a journey from Greece to Asia11ocn076972367book20020.10Wood, MichaelTongsŏyang ŭi yŏksa rŭl pakkun taewŏnjŏng kwa ssŭlssŭrhan kwihwan Alleksandŭrosŭ, ch'imnyakcha hogŭn chewang = In the footsteps of Alexander the Great.11ocn793802726book20110.47Wood, MichaelZhui xun wen ming de qi yuanHistory11ocn271395961book2007Wood, MichaelTruy tìm huyền thoại & anh hùng+-+2915875705+-+2915875705Fri Mar 21 15:25:32 EDT 2014batch46840