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Title Legacy : the origins of civilization / produced by Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television, in association with NHK Enterprises ; producer and director, Peter Spry-Leverton ; written and presented by Michael Wood.

Publication Info. New York : Ambrose Video Pub., [1992]
copyright 1992
copyright 1992


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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD 930 LEG DISC 1    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD 930 LEG DISC 2    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD 930 LEG DISC 3    Check Shelf
Description 3 videodiscs (120 min. each) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital video rda
video file DVD rda
Note English subtitles.
Contents Disc 1. Iraq : the cradle of civilization -- India : the empire of the spirit -- Disc 2. China : the mandate of heaven -- Egypt : the habit of civilization -- Disc 3. Central America : the burden of time -- The barbarian West.
System Details DVD.
Summary This six part series on three videodiscs explores the influence on ancient culture on our lives today. Host, Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today.
Subject Civilization, Ancient.
Added Author Wood, Michael, 1948-
Spry-Leverton, Peter.
Maryland Public Television.
Central Independent Television.
Carlton International Television.
Ambrose Video Publishing.
Added Title Iraq, the cradle of civilization.
India, the empire of the spirit.
China, the mandate of heaven.
Egypt, the banit of civilization.
Central America, the burden of time.
Barbarian West.
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