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The Resource Legacy, the origins of civilization, Central Independent Television ; produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton ; written and presented by Michael Wood, (videorecording)

Legacy, the origins of civilization, Central Independent Television ; produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton ; written and presented by Michael Wood, (videorecording)

Label
Legacy, the origins of civilization
Title
Legacy, the origins of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Central Independent Television ; produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton ; written and presented by Michael Wood
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Iraq, the cradle of civilization: After thousands of years as a hunter/gatherer, man built the first cities 5,000 years ago on the banks of the Euphrates in southern Iraq. Civilization began. City life transformed the human race with the glorious cultures of Mesopotamia such as Ur and Babylon
  • India, the empire of the spirit: Ancient India is with us today in the living tradition of the Hindu religion, the basis of Indian culture. The traditions that are honored by millions of Hindus in the present were born in the Indus valley 5,000 years ago
  • China, the mandate of heaven: Many breakthroughs on which the modern world is based were discovered in China long ago...iron casting, gunpowder, even printing. When introduced to Europe, these things changed Western civilization. This episode presents the synthesis of East and West
  • Egypt, the habit of civilization: Ancient Egypt was the first great nation on earth and endured for thousands of years. The god-like Pharaoh was the rock on which this civilization was built. Ancient traditions come together in the Moslem culture that is the Middle East today
  • Central America, the burden of time: Isolated from the rest of the world, the Mayans and Aztecs created sophisticated civilizations that in many ways paralleled ancient Mediterranean empires. God-like kings and a priestly ruling class dominated ancient cities of temples and pyramids
  • The barbarian West: Civilization arose in Asia, but it was the West that would create the first world culture. This final episode traces the origins of western culture through Greece and Rome prevailing by borrowing from the legacies of the original five old world civilizations
Cataloging source
HT#
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
English subtitles
PerformerNote
Hosted by Michael Wood
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wood, Michael
  • Spry-Leverton, Peter
  • Central Independent Television
  • Ambrose Video Publishing
Runtime
360
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  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Iraq
  • India
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Central America
  • Civilization, Western
Technique
live action
Label
Legacy, the origins of civilization, Central Independent Television ; produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton ; written and presented by Michael Wood, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The barbarian West
  • Disc 1:
  • Iraq, the cradle of civilization
  • India, the empire of the spirit
  • Disc 2:
  • China, the mandate of heaven
  • Egypt, the habit of civilization
  • Disc 3:
  • Central America, the burden of time
Control code
ocn311853449
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (360 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815002618
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1095480
  • (OCoLC)311853449
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Legacy, the origins of civilization, Central Independent Television ; produced and directed by Peter Spry-Leverton ; written and presented by Michael Wood, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • The barbarian West
  • Disc 1:
  • Iraq, the cradle of civilization
  • India, the empire of the spirit
  • Disc 2:
  • China, the mandate of heaven
  • Egypt, the habit of civilization
  • Disc 3:
  • Central America, the burden of time
Control code
ocn311853449
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (360 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815002618
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1095480
  • (OCoLC)311853449
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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