Synopsis by Alice Day
In this installment of Legacy: The Origins of Civilization, historian/host Michael Wood casts a sharp look at the contradictions inherent in the history of Western civilization. Legacy: The Origins of Civilization - The Barbarian West, Greece and China depicts these changes between barbarianism and idealism, and traces the beginnings of individualism. Wood provides an overview of the development of property ownership and the free marketplace, and discusses Alexander the Great, as well as the predominance of small countries that controlled many populations.
barbarian, China, civilization, Greece, legacy, origins