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.
9. The Rise of Rome
Through its army, Rome built an empire that shaped the West.
10. The Roman Empire
Rome\'s civil engineering contributed as much to the empire as did its weapons.
11. Early Christianity
Christianity spread despite contempt and persecution from Rome.
12. The Rise of the Church
The old heresy became the Roman empire\'s official religion under the Emperor Constantine.