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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 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle laid the foundation Western intellectual thought
Mesopotamia ; From bronze to iron by Eugen 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 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
The French Revolution by Eugen Weber( Visual )

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

"'The French Revolution' is a ... documentary that encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, paintings from the era, and revealing accounts from journals and expert historians, 'The French Revolution' vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands ..."--Container
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 Decline of Rome ; The fall of Rome by Eugen Weber( Visual )

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

While enemies slashed at Rome's borders, civil war and economic collapse destroyed the empire from within
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

The discovery of the America's presents new challenges to Europe's ideas and institutions
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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Renaissance spirit as it appeared in the works of artists, scholars, and writers of the period. Also discusses the great European explorers. Program 25 discusses how Renaissance humanists made man "the measure of all things" and how Europe was possessed by a new passion for knowledge. Program 26 shows how the discovery of America challenged Europe
The Middle Ages ; The feudal order by Eugen Weber( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 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 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 Roman empire by Eugen Weber( Visual )

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

Explore ancient Rome from its legendary origins on the hills overlooking the River Tiber to its end in the year 476
The Second World War by Eugen Weber( Visual )

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

Deals with the causes and effects of World War II. World War II was a war of new tactics and strategies. Civilian populations became targets as the Nazi holocaust exterminated millions of people
The Hellenistic Age by Eugen 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 Byzantine empire ; The fall of Byzantium by Eugen 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 Dawn of history ; The ancient Egyptians by Eugen Weber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 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
Alexander the Great : ruler of the world by C. W. E Peckett( 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
National monarchies by Eugen Weber( Visual )

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

A new urban middle class emerged, while dynastic marriages established centralised monarchies
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 Wars of religion ; The rise of the trading cities by Eugen 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
 
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