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The Rise of Greek civilization ; Greek thought by Eugen Weber( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These programs explore the growth of Greek civilization and the strong connection between its philosophy and political institutions. Shows how these traditions have influenced Western traditions. Program 5 shows how democracy and philosophy arose from Greek cities at the edge of the civilized world. Program 6 reveals how Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle laid the foundation of Western intellectual thought
The American Revolution by Eugen Weber( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new republic demonstrates that a revolution can create a free, stable society
The Age of absolutism ; Absolutism and the social contract by Eugen Weber( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England develops an ideal that governments exist to protect the rights of the governed. Arguments about the legitimate source of political power centred on divine right versus natural law
Mesopotamia ; From bronze to iron by Eugene Weber( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 3 shows the rise of Mesopotamian civilization, the beginnings of the alphabet and the introduction of laws for society, commerce etc. Settlements in the Fertile Crescent gave rise to the great river civilizations of the Middle East
The Decline of Rome ; The fall of Rome by Eugene Weber( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While enemies slashed at Rome's borders, civil war and economic collapse destroyed the empire from within
The Middle Ages ; The feudal order by Eugen Weber( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While life for most people in the Middle Ages was short and brutish, conditions did gradually improve. Famine, disease and short life expectancies were the conditions that shaped medieval beliefs
The French revolution by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 40 deals with the effects of the French Revolution. Liberty, equality and fraternity skidded into a reign of terror
The Renaissance and the New World by Eugene Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of explorers discovering new peoples, societies, institutions, and beliefs contributed to a revolution in critical thinking. Ancient theories are redefined as explorers expand the known horizons
The Renaissance and the age of discovery ; The Renaissance and the New World by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance humanists made man "the measure of all things". Europe was possessed by a new passion for knowledge
The Enlightenment and society ; The modern philosophers by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 35 deals with the efforts at social reform undertaken by scientists and writers. Scientists and social reformers battled for universal human rights during a peaceful and prosperous period
The Roman Empire by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome's civil engineering contributed as much to the empire as did its weapons
The Dawn of history ; The ancient Egyptians by Eugene Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beginnings of life to the first agricultural settlements. Traces the origins of the human race from anthropoid ancestors to the agricultural revolution
The Rise of the Church by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Church was effectively organised by St. Paul. Roman roads and peace, along with the Greek language assisted the spread & development of the new religion. The old heresy became the Roman empire's official religion under the Emperor Constantine
The Wars of religion ; The rise of the trading cities by Eugene Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 29 deals with the religious wars between Protestants and Catholics that devastated much of Europe during the early seventeenth century
The Rise of Rome ; The Roman empire by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These programs describe how Rome grew from a small city to become one of the greatest empires and most influential forces of the Western tradition
The Byzantine empire ; The fall of Byzantium by Eugene Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire carried on the traditions of Greece and Rome
The Age of Charlemagne by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlemagne revived hopes for a new empire in Western Europe
The Hellenistic age by Eugene Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the breakup of Alexander the Great's empire, a series of Hellenistic kingdoms extends Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean world
Alexander the Great : ruler of the world by Thomas Spelios( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatized biography of Alexander, the Great, of Macedonia. Discusses his great accomplishments, and points out that his style of warfare continues to influence modern times
The Dark ages ; The age of Charlemagne by Eugene Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These programs cover the new political and economic order that formed in the centuries after the fall of the Western empire. Program 17 concentrates on the 300 years from the collapse of the Western empire to the coronation of Charlemagne, a time of anarchy, arson and pillage, when the church became the only source of stability. Program 18 shows how Charlemegne revived hopes for a new empire in Western Europe
 
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