The Western Tradition (1989)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government, Social History, World History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The Western Tradition series offers concise lectures on important events and trends in the history of the western world. The lectures are delivered by Eugen Weber, a noted scholar and instructor at UCLA, and supported by graphic material from the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Intended for use in high school or college classrooms, each tape is a broad overview of a particular era in western history, offering information on art, politics, economics, and a glimpse of what everyday life must have been like in the period. This episode covers a time when the ideas of the Enlightenment seemed to take hold and usher in an era of peace and prosperity. Free from the pressures of famine and war, the middle-class was able to travel, and the Scientific Revolution ushered in yet more questions on the nature of man in the universe.

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civilization, culture [social culture], tradition