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Chronos: A Visual and Musical Journey Through Time

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A visual-musical journey through time and history, featuring locations from the cradle of civilization to a modern day metropolis.
DVD
2012; 1985
Clemons (Stacks)
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Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

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Lectures by Dr. David Christian, Professor of History at San Diego State University. Surveys the past at all possible scales, from conventional history, to the much larger scales of biology and geology, to the universal scales of cosmology.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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MM: Millennium

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A panoramic sweep over the last 1,000 years of the people, events and achievements that shaped the world. Filmed in 28 countries, each of the 10 episodes focuses on a single century, brought to life by five vignettes from five different locations around the world.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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BookDVD
2008
Clemons (Clemons Reserves)
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Great Days of the Century

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From wars and despots, to revolutions and heroes, Great Days of the Century encompasses all of the major historical landmarks of the Twentieth Century. Through archival documentary footage, witness historical events that have shaped our past and will help define our destiny.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Vietnam War: Episode 9 a Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)

U.S. airpower makes the difference in halting a North Vietnamese offensive. After being re-elected, Nixon announces Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal. American prisoners of war will finally come home—to a bitterly divided country.
Online
2019; 2017
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New Worlds [electronic resource]

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Explores the Age of Discovery and provides evidence that cultures, like biological species, have evolved independently and globally. Reveals a broad range of cultures from the vast empires of the Aztecs and Incas to roving bands of hunter-gatherers.
Online
1993
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Artisans and Traders [electronic resource]

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Explores the link between economic and cultural evolution. Examines the contrast between the simple divisions of labor in earliest civilization with the increasing job specialization and economic interdependence of today's culture, causing a continual restructuring of society.
Online
1993
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Signs and Symbols [electronic resource]

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Compares the signs and symbols of ancient scripts to the status symbols used in modern culture. Archaeologists use ancient and modern examples to reconstruct and decipher the meaning of the symbols they find.
Online
1993
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Power, Prestige, and Wealth [electronic resource]

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Postulates how and why powerful groups or individuals have managed to control vast holdings from ancient times to the present day. Examines the different methods archaeologists use to study how rulers gain and keep power.
Online
1993
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Realms [electronic resource]

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Explores the internal workings of societies and their external relations by looking at marriage, alliances, trade and warfare. Examines how archaeologists determine this information by trying to reconstruct geographic borders for ancient civilizations.
Online
1993
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The Spirit World [electronic resource]

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To distinguish religious meanings, examines ritual behavior and sacred spaces and objects in archaeological and ethnographic settings. Explores present-day, traditional societies to show the complexity of spiritual life and the limits and possibilities of archaeological reconstruction.
Online
1993
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Collapse [electronic resource]

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Examines the reasons behind the decline of various civilizations throughout history. Explores the collapse of the Sumerian and Mayan civlizations as well as the fall of the Roman Empire. Also discusses how overpopulation and over-exploitation of resources contributed to the collapse of Copan and looks at similar problems that confront society today.
Online
1993
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The Hearth [electronic resource]

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Examines how enculturation and economic cooperation have shaped the homes and families of people, past and present. Reveals remains of houses at archaeological sites and shows footage of family life in traditional cultures to provide a glimpse into what family life must have been like.
Online
1993
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The Dawn of History [electronic resource]

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The origins of the human race are traced from its anthropoid ancestors to the agricultural revolution, looking at the evolution of tool use, and class structure and the role of religion. Featured images include statues of the fertility goddesses, The Venus of Laussel and The Venus of Willendorf.
Online
1989
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The Ancient Egyptians [electronic resource]

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In the Fertile Crescent, water from the Tigris, Euphrates, and Nile rivers gave birth to advanced irrigation systems that allowed ancient Egypt to flourish. Pharaohs' tombs in Sakkara and Giza reveal Egyptian mythology.
Online
1989
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Mesopotamia [electronic resource]

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The geography of Mesopotamia led its people to make great advances in astronomy, mathematics, time-keeping, written laws, currency and weights and measures. Weber introduces religious and secular leaders of Ur, Lagash, Akkad, and Babylon and discusses their depictions in sculptural reliefs.
Online
1989
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From Bronze to Iron [electronic resource]

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Metals revolutionized not only tools, but whole societies as well in the empires of Assyria, Persia and Neo-Babylonia. Aramaic became the common language of the Near East during the war-ridden Iron Age.
Online
1989
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The Rise of Greek Civilization [electronic resource]

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Democracy and philosophy arose from a collection of Greek cities at the edge of the civilized world. Weber discusses the Iliad, the Odyssey and the "polis", all central to Greek life, social organization, and thought. The Parthenon and the sculptures of Praxieteles are mentioned.
Online
1989
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Greek Thought [electronic resource]

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Socrates, Plato and Aristotle lay the foundations of Western intellectual thought during a period also influenced by ideas of the Sophists. The Peloponnesian War brought changes in the Greek city-state.
Online
1989