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.
43. Revolution and Romantics
Leaders in the arts, literature, and political theory argued for social justice and national liberation.
44. The Age of the Nation-States
The great powers cooperated to quell internal revolts, yet competed to acquire colonies.
45. A New Public
Public education and mass communications created a new political life and leisure time.
46. Fin de Siècle
Everyday life of the working class was transformed by leisure, prompting the birth of an elite avant-garde movement.