Monday, May 14, 2007
The Western Tradition
The Western Tradition is a video instructional series on Western civilization for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs and coordinated books. You can purchase the series for $450. But you don't have to, because you can see all 52 episodes for free via video on demand.
"Covering the ancient world through the age of technology, this illustrated lecture by Eugen Weber presents a tapestry of political and social events woven with many strands — religion, industry, agriculture, demography, government, economics, and art. A visual feast of over 2,700 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art portrays key events that shaped the development of Western thought, culture, and tradition. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter. "
Learn a lot of world history right here.