Cultural History Of The Western World

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This box set offers a series of documentaries on the greatest cultural movements in human history, particularly as they fostered the most legendary art, literature, and music that mankind has ever produced. The collection begins with The Medieval World - which opens with an examination of the Crusades, and then segues into discussions of medieval art, The Books of Hours, the concept of chilvalry, and the writings of Dante, Boccaccio and others. Next up is The Renaissance - a discussion of Da Vinci, Shakespeare, ...
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Overview

This box set offers a series of documentaries on the greatest cultural movements in human history, particularly as they fostered the most legendary art, literature, and music that mankind has ever produced. The collection begins with The Medieval World - which opens with an examination of the Crusades, and then segues into discussions of medieval art, The Books of Hours, the concept of chilvalry, and the writings of Dante, Boccaccio and others. Next up is The Renaissance - a discussion of Da Vinci, Shakespeare, John Milton and others. Then comes The Baroque - which touches on such painters as Caravaggio, Bernini, Rembrandt and Vermeer, and discusses the music of Vivaldi. The fourth installment, The Age of Reason, examines the music of W.A. Mozart; the paintings of Reynolds, David, Copley and others; and the cultural impact of the American Revolution. The fifth segment, The Age of Revolution, examines Romantic poetry and reflects on such painters as Goya, Delacroix, Gericault and others. Finally, A New Vision - Impressionism touches on subjects including the impressionist painters, the literature of Charlotte Bronte and the music of Johannes Brahms, then discusses the cultural ramifications of the Suffragette movement.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 032031421097
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  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 5:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,388

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Cultural History of the Western World
1. Opening [:51]
2. The Dark Ages [1:31]
3. The Crusades [2:24]
4. Illuminated Manuscripts [2:40]
5. Church Murals and Altarpieces [2:53]
6. The Gothic Style [3:30]
7. Books of Hours [4:32]
8. The Arthurian Legends [5:52]
9. Themes of Chivalry [3:43]
10. Dante Alighieri [8:28]
11. Francesco Petrarch [1:20]
12. Giovanni Boccaccio [1:20]
13. Geoffrey Chaucer [7:29]
14. Credits [:34]
1. Opening [1:02]
2. Leonardo da Vinci [6:19]
3. Shakespeare [10:54]
4. The Book of Martyrs [7:25]
5. A Christmas Carol [2:13]
6. Paradise Lost [9:52]
7. A New Dawn [11:13]
8. Credits [:40]
1. Opening [1:02]
2. Fine Art [3:00]
3. Caracci [1:06]
4. Caravaggio [1:21]
5. Gianlorenzon Bernini [3:29]
6. Rembrandt [1:23]
7. Jan Vermeer [2:03]
8. Metaphysical Poetry [2:31]
9. John Donne [7:20]
10. Bonnie Prince Charlie [12:20]
11. Vivaldi [12:07]
12. Credits [:38]
Disc #2 -- The Cultural History of the Western World
1. Opening [1:02]
2. Fine Art [1:45]
3. Giovanni Tiepolo [2:04]
4. Thomas Gainsborough [1:57]
5. Sir Joshua Reynolds [2:25]
6. Jacques Louis David [2:43]
7. John Singleton Copley [1:53]
8. The Death of Marat [2:20]
9. Mozart [11:17]
10. Romantic Poetry [2:43]
11. American Independence [16:11]
12. Credits [:47]
1. Opening [1:02]
2. Fine Art [1:03]
3. Theodore Gericault [3:05]
4. Eugène Delacroix [3:20]
5. Francisco Goya [2:40]
6. John Constable [1:05]
7. Joseph Mallord William Turner [2:56]
8. Caspar David Friedrich [3:28]
9. Beethoven [11:43]
10. Romantic Poetry [11:09]
11. Chopin [6:46]
12. Credits [:36]
1. Opening [1:03]
2. Impressionist Art [1:31]
3. Edouard Manet [1:28]
4. Claude Monet [2:23]
5. Pierre Auguste Renoir [1:27]
6. Edgar Degas [2:20]
7. Georges Seurat [1:26]
8. Paul Cézanne [2:24]
9. Paul Gauguin [1:11]
10. Vincent van Gogh [2:43]
11. Brahms [8:29]
12. Charlotte Brónte [5:40]
13. War Poetry [8:10]
14. The Suffragettes [8:17]
15. Credits [:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Cultural History of the Western World
   The Medieval World
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   The Renaissance
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   The Baroque
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Disc #2 -- The Cultural History of the Western World
   The Age of Reason
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   The Age of Revolution
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   A New Vision
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