Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

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This Peabody award-winning documentary comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. The lengthy documentary is stretched out over three DVDs. A bonus disc offers supplemental maps and excerpts from the Encyclopedia Judaica. However, those with a DVD-ROM drive will have access to a wealth of material including hundreds of annotated historical documents, hundrends of maps, thousands of ...
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This Peabody award-winning documentary comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. The lengthy documentary is stretched out over three DVDs. A bonus disc offers supplemental maps and excerpts from the Encyclopedia Judaica. However, those with a DVD-ROM drive will have access to a wealth of material including hundreds of annotated historical documents, hundrends of maps, thousands of essays, thousands of encyclopedia entries, over 100 interactive multimedia presentations, and a searchable index for all of these materials. This fascinating disc actually gives the owner the ability to educate oneself about world and Jewish history. This is a superb set of DVDs.
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Special Features

Supplemental maps and excerpts from Encyclopedia Judaica; DVD-ROM features:; Over 650 translated and annotated historical documents; 541 map views with over 2,250 explanatory essays; 33 expert advisors/consultants from 21 universities and academic institutions; Over 3,600 encyclopedia articles; Over 4,000 captions for nine hours of original series video; Over 100 interactive multimedia presentations containing over 800 historical images; Virtually unlimited bookmarking system; Built-in help documentary; Fully word- and category- searchable index of over 7,000 multimedia elements
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2001
  • UPC: 037429160329
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  • Source: Homevision
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
0. Chapters
0. A People Is Born (3100-586 BCE)
1. Introduction [5:49]
2. Mesopotamia [11:29]
3. Caanan [4:19]
4. Egypt [7:27]
5. Israel [5:53]
6. Building a Nation [12:33]
7. Two Kingdoms [4:03]
8. Babylonian Exile [4:35]
0. The Power of the World (586 BCE-72 CE)
1. Introduction [4:07]
2. Babylon [6:21]
3. Persia [6:15]
4. Greece [8:26]
5. The Maccabees [6:43]
6. Rome [:00]
7. Judean Uprising [14:21]
0. The Shaping of Traditions (30-732)
1. Roman Empire [8:33]
2. Jewish Sects [10:30]
3. Judea Lost [4:28]
4. The Fall of Rome [13:48]
5. Talmud [4:23]
6. The Rise of Islam [10:35]
7. Epilogue [3:05]
Side #2 -- Disc Two
0. Chapters
0. The Crucible of Europe (732-1492)
1. Islamic Spain [13:39]
2. Northern Europe [10:25]
3. Europe Awakens [12:44]
4. Social Upheaval [5:26]
5. Black Death [6:23]
6. Tragedy in Spain [8:26]
0. Search for Deliverance (1492-1789)
1. Exile From Spain [3:59]
2. Ottoman Empire [4:21]
3. The Renaissance [10:48]
4. New Worlds [10:01]
5. Ashkenazim [:00]
6. Messianism [10:08]
7. Hasidism [3:06]
8. Merchants [3:55]
9. Enlightenment [2:06]
0. Roads From the Ghetto (1789-1925)
1. Introduction [1:50]
2. Revolutions [6:14]
3. Religious Reforms [3:57]
4. 1848 Revolutions [3:07]
5. Great Britain [2:52]
6. Eastern Europe [14:09]
7. Western Europe [9:54]
8. Shaping a Future [5:30]
9. A New Century [5:48]
10. Epilogue [2:42]
Side #3 -- Disc Three
0. Chapters
0. The Golden Land (1654-1930s)
1. Introduction [4:22]
2. Colonial America [4:05]
3. Early Republic [3:55]
4. Building America [14:30]
5. Mass Immigration [29:10]
0. Out of the Ashes (1919-1947)
1. Introduction [1:40]
2. Interwar Years [2:50]
3. Eastern Europe [3:54]
4. Nazi Germany [14:32]
5. Refugees [1:50]
6. Genocide [3:47]
7. Fighting Back [10:56]
8. A Ruined World [10:37]
0. Into the Future (1880-1990s)
1. Prewar Palestine [5:46]
2. Israel Is Born [7:25]
3. The New Nation [9:18]
4. Soviet Jewry [7:03]
5. American Jewry [2:17]
6. 1990s [22:50]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc One
   A People Is Born
   The Power of the World
   The Shaping of Traditions
   Atlas
      3800 Bce
      1300 Bce
      1020 Bce
      750 Bce
      600 Bce
      450 Bce
      37 Bce
      100 Ce
      330 Ce
      410 Ce
   Articles
      Monotheism
      Abraham
      Exodus
      David
      Prophets and Prophecy
      Exile, Babylonian
      Hasmoneans
      Hillel
      Messiah
      Christianity
      Sages
      Akiva
      Mishnah
      Talmud, Babylonian
      Islam
Side #2 -- Disc Two
   The Crucible of Europe
   The Search for Deliverance
   Roads From the Ghetto
   Atlas
      1095 Ce
      1347 Ce
      1492 Ce
      1555 Ce
      1665 Ce
      1791 Ce
      1848 Ce
      1881 Ce
      1917 Ce
   Articles
      Anti-Semitism, Modern
      Ben-Gurion, David
      Caro, Joseph Ephraim
      Crusade, First
      Emancipation
      Hasidism, History of
      Herzi, Theodor
      Kabbalah: Ideas
      Khazars
      Maimonides, Moses
      Marrano
      Rashi
      Rothschilds
      Sephardim
      Shtetl
      Shulhan Arukh
      Spinoza, Baruch
Side #3 -- Disc Three
   The Golden Land
   Out of the Ashes
   Into the Future
   Atlas
      1654 Ce
      1787 Ce
      1865 Ce
      1905 Ce
      1914 Ce
      1921 Ce
      1939 Ce
      1948 Ce
      1967 Ce
      2000 Ce
   Articles
      Babi Yar
      Brandeis, Louis Dembitz
      Bund
      Displaced Persons
      Doctors' Plot
      Einstein, Albert
      Kristallnacht
      Lincoln, Abraham
      New York City
      Peddling
      Refuseniks
      Rosenzweig, Franz
      Six-Day War
      Yiddish Literature
Side #4 -- Heritage Interactive
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