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Western tradition (Television program)

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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

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle laid the foundation 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 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 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 WGBH( 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 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 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 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 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 French revolution by Stanford Alumni Association( 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 Roman Empire by Eugen Weber( Visual )

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

The 1st century B.C. sees a period of Roman civil wars followed by the triumph of one ruler, Julius Caesar, which speeds the spreading of the Roman Empire
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 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 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 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 Fall of Byzantium : May 29, 1453 by Eugene Weber( Visual )

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

Discusses the reasons for the final collapse of the Eastern Roman Empire in 1453. Internal problems such as the weakening of doctrinal disputes of the Greek Orthodox Church ; along with external causes such as the Arab conquests are covered
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 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

The 300 years between the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the crowning of Charlemagne on Christmas Day, 800; were amongst the most violent and blood-thirsty in European history. Centralized political power had virtually disappeared. Life was short, dangerous and dominated by superstition
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
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
 
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