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The Historic Memory [electronic resource]

Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this program, Bill Moyers and three recognized Arab historians discuss the major historical periods in the Arab world, from its ancient past as a leader in science, mathematics, and literature, through colonization by the French and British, to the present. The Koran is discussed as a constitutional document, and the role of the West in Arab political affairs is analyzed.
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Run Time
27 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 19, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Arab World
Arab world (New York, N.Y.)
  • Introduction to Arab World's History (1:23)
  • Important Moments in Arab History (1:50)
  • Sacred Texts & Sharia Law (3:20)
  • Defining "Arab" (1:04)
  • Legacy of Colonization (2:02)
  • Thwarted Democratization (1:49)
  • Post-WWI Arab World (1:56)
  • Roots of Democracy (2:11)
  • Formation of Israel (1:15)
  • Effects of Oil Boom (1:45)
  • Critiquing Western Propaganda & Desert Storm (3:15)
  • In Defense of Palestine (1:47)
  • Insight into the Arab World (1:37)
  • Credits: The Historic Memory (1:07)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1991.
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  • 6781s Films Media Group
  • 6783 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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