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Legacy [videorecording]: The Origins of Civilization

produced by Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television, in association with NHK Japan and the British Museum ; producer & director, Peter Spry-Leverton ; written and presented by Michael Wood
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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.
Director
Peter Spry-Leverton
Performers
Hosted by Michael Wood.
Release Date
1991
Run Time
304 min.
Language
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Rating
Not rated. Contains nudity
Notes
  • Booklet contains bibliographic references.
  • Originally broadcast on television in 1991.
  • Bonus features: 20-page viewer's guide ; profiles of great thinkers of the Axial age.
Related Title
Iraq, the cradle of civilization.
India, the empire of the spirit.
China, the mandate of heaven.
Egypt, the habit of civilization.
Central America, the burden of time.
Europe, the Barbarian West.
Contents
  • Disc 1 (101 min.). Iraq: the cradle of civilization India: the empire of the spirit
  • Disc 2 (101 min.). China: the mandate of heaven ; Egypt: the habit of civilization
  • Disc 3 (102 min.). Central America: the burden of time ; Europe: the barbarian West.
ISBN
9781598283556 (3-CD set), 1598283553 (3-CD set)
Credits
Music by Edward Wynne.
Published
Silver Springs, MD : Acorn Media Group, c2009.
Publisher no.
AMP 8355 Acorn Media
Description
3 videodiscs (304 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 p : ill., maps ; 15 cm.)
DVD-video; NTSC, full screen (4:3); Dolby Digital stereo.
Technical Details
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