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Wallace, David (Producer)

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Most widely held works by David Wallace
Conquistadors by David Wallace( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One 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 there
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great by Michael Wood( Visual )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining popular history with adventure and travel, historian Michael Wood embarks on an odyssey of discovery, following the ancient triumphal march of Alexander of Macedonia from Greece to India, to bring us the truth behind one of history's most famous and enigmatic heroes
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 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."
Crusades by Terry Jones( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crusades began as a holy mission to liberate Jerusalem and became the largest mass migration in European history. When they ended 200 years later, the Crusades had created a mythology of knights and chivalry, and left a legacy of distrust between East and West that continues to shape our world today. Filmed on location throughout Europe and the Middle East
1421 : the year China discovered America?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Christopher Columbus truly discover America, or was he preceded by more than 70 years by the Chinese, sailing in a massive Ming fleet to expand their dynasty? Background information on the preparation for and undertaking of the 7 voyages of the Chinese fleet in general is presented in detail. Also looked at are the revolutionary theories of British historian and former submarine commander Gavin Menzies, who maintains the Europeans who were credited with discovering America did so using maps drawn by the Chinese - who had been there decades before them. According to Menzies, a fleet of more than 300 giant wooden junks, led by Admiral Zheng He, was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty to expand China's trade and diplomatic contacts with the outside world, and to showcase the power and influence of the dynasty. It was from maps drawn by a Venetian monk under instruction from Italian explorer Nicolo da Conti, whom Menzies claims joined the fleet in India, that the evidence of a Chinese Columbus arose. Also, material remains and DNA evidence are advanced as evidence. Compounding the mystery is the fact that subsequent Chinese emperors reversed the naval expansionist policy and the log books and maps of the great fleet were burned. Inexplicably, the Chinese then abandoned the sea for 500 years and turned inwards, away from the rest of the world. Menzies is not unchallenged in his claims, with a number of European, American and Chinese historians, archaeologists and anthropologists casting doubt on his evidence and contesting his conclusions
Lord of Asia by Rebecca Dobbs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues to trace Alexander the Great's trail as he follows the journey over the mountains and deserts of Iran
Son of God by Rebecca Dobbs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the trail of the 21-year-old Alexander and his army, who set out from Greece to invade Asia and overthrow the Persian Empire
Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's epic journey by foot, jeep, rowboat and camel through the greatest stories ever told: The five books of Moses. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai, this odyssey will change your view of history's most legendary events. Dramatic scripture readings interspersed throughout bring you closer to these Biblical settings
Walking the Bible : with Bruce Feiler( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. This episode focuses on the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings
National Treasures by Warren Brown( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath Siberia's bleak and massive surface there are precious stones and minerals, oil and gas, untold wealth. For many generations Russia has lived off its Siberian fortune. But now, more than ever, its resurgence as a world power depends on it
Conquistadors with Michael Wood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1528, 400 conquistadors, dreaming of gold, land in Florida to begin the exploration and conquest of what is now the southern United States. After terrible months of trekking northward, fighting off hostile Indians in the swamps of Florida, they build boats and try to escape to Mexico. Most are never seen again. This is the tale of four survivors shipwrecked on the shores of Texas and in particular that of Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, who wrote it all down many years later. Living among the Indians of the coast for five years, Cabeza de Vaca finally rejoins the three others; together they embark on an epic walk across America to the Pacific coast, reappearing in Mexico eight years after they were lost. Wood travels to the Pacific along ancient Indian trails walked by the Spaniards and visits the spectacular Native-American city of Casas Grandes
Conquistadors with Michael Wood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years after the fall of Mexico, the conquistador Francisco Pizarro, exploring south of the equator, uncovers another civilization unknown to the European world: the empire of the Incas, which extended 3,000 miles from Ecuador to Chile. Michael Wood recounts Pizarro's daring march into Peru with fewer than 200 men and tells the almost incredible tale of his capture of the Inca Atuahuallpa and his promise to ransom himself with a roomful of gold. Traveling across the Peruvian desert along ancient Inca roads, Wood climbs the Andes with a train of llamas, continues to the ancient city of Cuzco, the Incas' "navel of the earth," where massive Inca buildings still stand, and to the stupendous Sacred Valley ruins, including Macchu Picchu
Conquistadors with Michael Wood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode three begins in Quito, Ecuador, and relates the amazing story of the 16-month Spanish expedition (1541-42), led by Gonzalo Pizarro, to find El Dorado, the mythical land of gold. Crossing the Andes with pack animals, Wood and his team hack a path through the forests, following in Pizarro's footsteps to the Coca river, where they build a balsa raft and sail down to the river Napo, following the route of the conquistadors
Conquistadors with Michael Wood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program tells the story of the conquest in 1519-21 of the Aztec empire in Mexico by Hernan Cortes and 500 Spanish conquistadors. Michael Wood follows the path of gambler and womanizer Cortes from his home in Spain to the Mayan pyramids on the shores of the Yucatan, on through the tropical forests of Tabasco to the snow-capped volcanoes of Mexico. Trekking over the mountains in torrential storms, Wood considers how a small band of Spanish adventurers could overthrow an empire of millions, and why the Aztec ruler Montezuma could have believed the Spanish were gods. In modern Mexico City, Wood pieces together the climax of the tale, using dramatic and little-known Aztec eyewitness accounts of the final battle between the Spanish and Aztec armies, a battle that changed the course of history
Heads in the sand by Christopher Frayling( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1922 deep beneath the desert in the Valley of the Kings, archaeologist Howard Carter discovers the tomb of the boy-Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. In 1968, King Tut's corpse is x-rayed and undergoes an autopsy. The examination confirms the boy-king's age and royal status; and allows speculation on a possible cause of death. Yet, the beautiful artifacts preserved with the mummy for 3 millennia are now decomposing in the Cairo Museum, victims of modern pollution and the lack of funds, and perhaps will, to preserve them. What will be their fate??
Conquistadors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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
The Burma Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and journalist Miles Kington sets out to find the old road that links Burma to China. Instead, he finds the Burmese denying its existence and the Chinese almost unaware of its presence. From Rangoon, Kington travels by train, strikes out by steamer to Mandalay and over the Chinese border finds an old village, bypassed by time itself
Crusades( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Terry Jones for a chronicle of the Crusades
The Salt Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shawcross goes in search of the Tuareg, the once powerful controllers of the salt routes. From the city of Fez, he traverses the Atlas Mountains to the crossroads of the salt routes. On the very edge of the Sahara, he sets off with a very modern Tuareg in a race car before catching up with the salt-laden camels in Bilma
1421 : the year China discovered the world?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the possibility that Ming Dynasty Admiral Zheng He, expanding Chinese trade and diplomatic contacts with the world's largest wooden armada, beat Columbus to America by 71 years. Features location footage and dramatic reconstruction
 
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