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Europe and Western civilization in the modern age. Part 1 of 4

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Lectures delivered by Professor Thomas Childers of the University of Pennsylvania tracing the course of European history from the late eighteenth century to the close of the twentieth.

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  • ISBN: 9791565857277
  • ISBN: 1565857275
  • ISBN: 9781565857278
  • Physical Description: 8 videodiscs (approximately 1440 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (ii, 59 pages ; 22 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., p1998.

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Instructional videorecording.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pt. 1. Lecture 1. Introduction, Europe in the "modern age" -- Lecture 2. Social and political life under the Ancien régime -- Lecture 3. Intellectual and cultural life, the challenge of the Enlightenment -- Lecture 4. The origins of the French Revolution -- Lecture 5. The outbreak of the revolution and the monarchist response -- Lecture 6. The terror and its aftermath -- Lecture 7. The rise of Napoleon, heir of the revolution or new form of tyranny? -- Lecture 8. Napoleonic Europe, an epoch of war -- Lecture 9. The restoration and reactionary conservatism -- Lecture 10. The challenge of liberal nationalism -- Lecture 11. Liberal capitalism and the Industrial Revolution, the English experience -- Lecture 12. The social impact of the Industrial Revolution.
Pt. 2. Lecture 13. The revolution in France -- Lecture 14. Revolution in Central Europe -- Lecture 15. The political implications of the revolution -- Lecture 16. The unification of Germany -- Lecture 17. The unification of Italy -- Lecture 18. The new imperialism -- Lecture 19. Race, religion, and greed, explaining European expansion -- Lecture 20. Marx and the challenge of socialism -- Lecture 21. The social problem and the crisis of liberalism -- Lecture 22. A new conservatism, anti-modernism and the origins of facism -- Lecture 23. European cultural and intellectual life -- Lecture 24. Social norms, social strains in the Belle epoque.
Pt. 3. Lecture 25. The international system, 1871-1890 -- Lecture 26. The breakdown of the international system and the slide toward war -- Lecture 27. Nationalism and ethnic conflict in the multi-national empires of central and eastern Europe -- Lecture 28. The July crisis and the outbreak of war -- Lecture 29. The war to end all wars, the experience of the trenches -- Lecture 30. The Treaty of Versailles and the failed peace -- Lecture 31. The Bolshevik revolution -- Lecture 32. Civil war and the establishment of the Soviet state -- Lecture 33. The Soviet system under Stalin -- Lecture 34. Mussolini and the emergence of Italian fascism -- Lecture 35. The democracies in crisis -- Lecture 36. Hitler and the rise of Nazism in Germany.
Pt. 4. Lecture 37. Totalitarianism, the Third Reich -- Lecture 38. The Third Reich, ideology and domestic policy -- Lecture 39. Ideology and Hitler's foreign policy -- Lecture 40. The twenty-year crisis, the international system, 1919-1939 -- Lecture 41. The coming of war, 1939 -- Lecture 42. The blitzkreig, 1940-1941 -- Lecture 43. The Holocaust -- Lecture 44. The world at war -- Lecture 45. The origins of the Cold War -- Lecture 46. The division of Europe -- Lecture 47. The collapse of Communism -- Lecture 48. Conclusion, Europe on the eve of the 21st century.
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Lecturer: Thomas Childers.
Summary, etc.:
Lectures delivered by Professor Thomas Childers of the University of Pennsylvania tracing the course of European history from the late eighteenth century to the close of the twentieth.
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Not rated.
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Subject: Civilization, Western
Europe > Civilization > 18th century
Europe > Civilization > 19th century
Europe > Civilization > 20th century
Genre: Educational films.
DVD-Video discs.

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