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The Resource Legacy : 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 by Michael Wood, (videorecording)

Legacy : 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 by Michael Wood, (videorecording)

Label
Legacy : the origins of civilization
Title
Legacy
Title remainder
the origins of civilization
Statement of responsibility
produced by Maryland Public Television and Central Independent Television, in association with NHK Japan and the British Museum ; producer & director, Peter Spry-Leverton ; written by Michael Wood
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Related
Cataloging source
RGP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Edward Wynne
Dewey number
930
Intended audience
Not rated. Contains nudity
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Hosted by Michael Wood
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wood, Michael
  • Spry-Leverton, Peter
  • Maryland Public Television
  • Central Independent Television
  • Carlton Television
  • NHK Entāpuraizu
  • British Museum
  • Acorn Media (Firm)
Runtime
304
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Documentary television programs
  • Iraq
  • India
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Central America
  • Europe
Technique
live action
Label
Legacy : 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 by Michael Wood, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast on television in 1991
  • Bonus features: 20-page viewer's guide ; profiles of great thinkers of the Axial age
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Europe: the barbarian West
  • Disc 1.
  • Iraq: the cradle of civilization
  • India: the empire of the spirit
  • Disc 2.
  • China: the mandate of heaven
  • Egypt: the habit of civilization
  • Disc 3.
  • Central America: the burden of time
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (304 min.) in 1 container
Isbn
9781598283556
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961835591
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn608547443
System details
DVD; full screen (4:3); Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Legacy : 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 by Michael Wood, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally broadcast on television in 1991
  • Bonus features: 20-page viewer's guide ; profiles of great thinkers of the Axial age
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Europe: the barbarian West
  • Disc 1.
  • Iraq: the cradle of civilization
  • India: the empire of the spirit
  • Disc 2.
  • China: the mandate of heaven
  • Egypt: the habit of civilization
  • Disc 3.
  • Central America: the burden of time
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (304 min.) in 1 container
Isbn
9781598283556
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
054961835591
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
ocn608547443
System details
DVD; full screen (4:3); Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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