Legacy: the Origins of Civilization

Legacy: the Origins of Civilization

Cast: Michael Wood

     
 
Historian, author, and member of the Royal Historical Society Michael Wood leads six episodes of documentary series on three discs, exploring the origins of six major civilizations through Iraq, China, Egypt, Central America, and Western Europe. Extras with the set include profiles of great thinkers.

Overview

Historian, author, and member of the Royal Historical Society Michael Wood leads six episodes of documentary series on three discs, exploring the origins of six major civilizations through Iraq, China, Egypt, Central America, and Western Europe. Extras with the set include profiles of great thinkers.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
UPC:
0054961835591
Rating:
NR
Source:
Athena
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
5:04:00
Sales rank:
19,798

Special Features

20-page viewer's guide includes highlights, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, maps, a history of zero, and fun facts; Profiles of great thinkers of the Axial Age

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Legacy: The Origins of Civilization
1. Introduction [2:52]
2. World's First Cities [10:02]
3. Uruk [9:35]
4. Ibbi Sin [9:59]
5. Islam [7:58]
6. Destruction of Baghdad [11:14]
1. Search for India's Past [9:33]
2. The Village [8:44]
3. Eastern Ideas [7:53]
4. Spice [7:23]
5. Akbar the Great [8:05]
6. Era of Colonialism [9:59]
Disc #2 -- Legacy: The Origins of Civilization
1. A Different View [7:47]
2. Confucius [8:19]
3. Wisdom of the Buddha [9:22]
4. The Sung Dynasty [8:15]
5. The Supreme Mission [5:39]
6. A New Capital [4:21]
7. These Barbarians [8:22]
1. Concerns of Culture [7:47]
2. Unifier of Egypt [8:19]
3. Myth of the Great Ruler [9:22]
4. Alexander the Great [8:15]
5. Uncertainties of the Past [5:39]
6. Arab-Islam [4:21]
Disc #3 -- Legacy: The Origins of Civilization
1. Obession With Time [8:41]
2. Links to Pre-Spanish World [7:13]
3. Where Men Become Gods [10:26]
4. The Valley of Mexico [8:58]
5. Genocide [8:39]
6. Dominated by European Elite [7:37]
1. Centuries of Conflict [9:04]
2. Civilization is Fragile [6:57]
3. The Romans [3:33]
4. The Anglo-Saxons [4:40]
5. The Barbarians Come Of Age [7:24]
6. The Conquest of the New World [5:25]
7. The Industrial Revolution [7:09]
8. Growth Of Technology [7:06]

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