Legacy [videorecording] : the origins of civilization / produced by Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television, in association with NHK Japan and the British Museum
DVDs | Acorn Media Group | c2009 | [Full screen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 930 L pt.1-3)
Silver Springs, MD : Acorn Media Group, c2009.
[Full screen version.]
3 videodiscs (304 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
Title from container.
Hosted by Michael Wood.
Producer/director, Peter Spry-Leverton ; writer, Michael Wood ; music, Edward Wynne.
Originally broadcast on television in 1991.
Not rated. "Contains nudity"--Container.
This six part series 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.
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 ; Europe: the barbarian West.
Special features: profiles of great thinkers of the Axial age.