The Origins of Civilization

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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.
ISBN: 9781598283556
Branch Call Number: DVD 930 L5223 2009
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 304 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (17 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm.)
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Language Note: Closed-captioned
Alternative Title: Legacy
Origins of civilization


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