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.
17. The Dark Ages
Barbarian kingdoms took possession of the fragments of the Roman Empire.
18. The Age of Charlemagne
Charlemagne revived hopes for a new empire in Western Europe.
19. The Middle Ages
Amid invasion and civil disorder, a military aristocracy dominated the kingdoms of Europe.
20. The Feudal Order
Bishop, knight, and peasant exemplified some of the social divisions of the year 1000 A.D.