A video instructional series on Western civilization for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs and coordinated books
Now on DVD
Covering the ancient world through the age of technology, this illustrated lecture by Eugen Weber presents a tapestry of political and social events woven with many strands - religion, industry, agriculture, demography, government, economics, and art. A visual feast of over 2,700 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art portrays key events that shaped the development of Western thought, culture, and tradition. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.
Produced by WGBH Boston. 1989.
39. The Death of the Old Regime
In France the old order collapsed under revolutionaries\' attacks and the monarchy\'s own weakness.
40. The French Revolution
Liberty, equality, and fraternity skidded into a reign of Terror.
41. The Industrial Revolution
Technology and mass production reduced famine and ushered in higher standards of living.
42. The Industrial World
A consumer revolution was fueled by coal, public transportation, and new city services.