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Heritage: Civilization & the Jews
     

Heritage: Civilization & the Jews

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Director: Alan Rosenthal, Howard Enders

Cast: Eugene Marner, Julian Krainin

 

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Originally aired on PBS in 1984, this definitive nine-part documentary retraces history from biblical times through the current age, offering a complex portrait of the Jewish people and their evolving positions in the Western world. Host Abba Eban, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., offers a thorough, illuminating narrative on myriad topics. With the aid of ancient artwork, modern cinematography, and insightful readings, Eban makes events from 5,000 years past spring to life. This meticulously crafted box set includes a PC-compatible DVD-ROM featuring more than 3,600 encyclopedia articles, 650 translated and annotated historical documents, and 541 maps. For anyone seeking a greater understanding of the rich mosaic that is the history of the Jewish people, there is perhaps no better place to start.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
UPC:
0037429170120
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision
Time:
9:00:00

Special Features

Over 650 translated and annotated historical documents; 541 map views with over 2250 essays; 33 expert scholar advisors from 21 universities and academic institutions; Over 3600 encyclopedia articles; Over 4000 captions for 9 Hours of original video; Over 100 interactive multimedia presentations with over 800 historical images

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
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]
1. Introduction
2. Babylon
3. Persia
4. Greece
5. The Maccabees
6. Rome
7. Judean Uprising
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
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]
1. Exile From Spain
2. Ottoman Empire
3. The Renaissance
4. New Worlds
5. Ashkenazim
6. Messianism
7. Hasidism
8. Merchants
9. Enlightenment
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
1. Introduction [4:22]
2. Colonial America [4:05]
3. Early Republic [3:55]
4. Building America [14:30]
5. Mass Immigration [29:10]
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]
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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Heritage: Civilization & the Jews 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this series when it first aired years ago. Not having been well-versed on Jewish history, the series was a revelation! Abba Eban is an expert narrator and guide through the centuries of Jewish history. The content is clear and easy to comprehend, yet, the span of time and amount of information is breathtaking. If you know little or nothing of the Jewish people, this is the DVD to buy.