Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
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 images 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 explores the time when the discovery of the New World brought new questions for men of the Renaissance to answer. The program also examines breakthroughs in art and science, and the ancient sources of Renaissance humanism.
civilization, culture [social culture], tradition