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Author Noble, Thomas F. X.

Title The foundations of Western civilization / The Teaching Company.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2002]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  DVD 909.0982 NOBLE DISC 1-8    Check Shelf
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Description 8 videodiscs (approximately 1440 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + Guidebooks.
Series Great courses, Ancient & Medieval history
Great courses (DVD). Ancient & medieval history.
System Details DVD.
Performer Thomas F.X. Noble, Director, Medieval Institute and professor of history, Notre Dame University.
Credits Producer/editor, Jaimee M. Aigret ; directors, Jon Leven, Tom Dooley ; content supervisor, Maggie Lyons.
Note Course guidebook includes professor biography, statement of course scope, lecture outlines and notes, maps, timeline, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Summary From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and Alexander the Great. It then considers Western Europe as it expands physically and culturally, and initiates the globalization of Western civilization with the Portuguese and Spanish voyages of exploration and discovery.
Contents Disc 1. "Western," "Civilization," and "Foundations" ; tHistory begins at Sumer ; Egypt : the gift of the Nile ; The Hebrews : small states and big ideas ; A succession of empires ; Wide-ruling Agamemnon -- Disc 2. Dark age and archaic Greece ; The Greek polis : Sparta ; The Greek polis : Athens ; Civic culture : architecture and drama ; The birth of history ; From Greek religion to Socratic philosophy -- Disc 3. Plato and Aristotle ; The failure of the polis and the rise of Alexander ; The Hellenistic world ; The rise of Rome ; The Roman republic : government and politics ; Roman imperialism -- Disc 4. The culture of the Roman republic ; Rome : from republic to empire ; The Pax Romana ; Rome's golden and silver ages ; Jesus and the New Testament ; The emergence of a Christian church -- Disc 5. Late antiquity : crisis and response ; Barbarians and emperors ; The emergence of the Catholic Church ; Christian culture in late antiquity ; Muhammad and Islam ; The birth of Byzantium -- Disc 6. Barbarian kingdoms in the West ; The world of Charlemagne ; The Carolingian Renaissance ; The expansion of Europe ; The chivalrous society ; Medieval political traditions, I -- Disc 7. Medieval political traditions, II ; Scholastic culture ; Vernacular culture ; The crisis of Renaissance Europe ; The Renaissance problem ; Renaissance portraits -- Disc 8. The northern Renaissance ; The Protestant Reformation : Martin Luther ; The Protestant Reformation : John Calvin ; Catholic reforms and "Confessionalization" ; Exploration and empire ; What challenges remain?
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C.
Jesus Christ.
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632.
Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814.
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
Civilization, Western -- History.
Civilization, Classical.
Civilization, Medieval.
Church history.
Catholic Church -- History.
Islam -- History.
Civilization, Western -- Philosophy.
Europe -- Civilization.
Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622.
Sparta (Extinct city)
Athens (Greece)
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 1565855752: $519.95
Music No. PD370-01 Teaching Company
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