London [videorecording] : a short history of the greatest city in the Western world /
Robert Bucholz.
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2009
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + course guidebook (vi, 141 p. ; 19 cm.)
1598035290 :, 9781598035292
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Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2009
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Part 1; Disc 1. There's no place like London -- The rise and fall of Roman Londinium -- Medieval London's thousand-year climb -- Economic life in Chaucer's London -- Politics and religion in Chaucer's London -- London embraces the early Tudors -- Disc 2. Elizabeth I and London as a stage -- Life in Shakespeare's London--East -- Life in Shakespeare's London--West -- London rejects the early Stuarts -- Life in Samuel Pepys's 17th century London -- Plague and fire.
Part 2; Disc 3. London rises again--as an imperial capital -- Johnson's London--all that life can afford -- The underside of 18th century London -- London confronts its problems -- Life in Dickens's London -- Two windows into Victorian London -- Disc 4. Questions postponed and the Great War -- London's interwar expansion and diversions -- The blitz--the greatest target in the world -- Postwar London returns to life -- The varied winds of change -- Millennial London--how do you like it?
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24 lectures - 30 minute each in 2 parts.
Full screen presentation.
Lecturer: Robert Bucholz, Loyola University, Chicago.
No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. Throughout its vast and riveting history, London was the capital of a powerful empire that covered one-fifth of the world's landmass and one-quarter of its population; was the headquarters of a constitutional monarchy with more elements of democracy and popular participation than any Western country before the United States; was the economic center of Europe both during and after the Industrial Revolution, serving as its financial center, its banking center, and its largest port; spearheaded innovative modern solutions (including public institutions and municipal police forces) to universal human ills such as crime, disease, and poverty; was the site of historical political movements that led to wider government reform, including the fight for women's suffrage; was the home to some of history's greatest individuals, including William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, and Winston Churchill; and served as the last bastion of freedom in Europe against the onslaught of the Nazis in World War II. London's greatness continues to this day. The city stands as a global metropolitan center and continues to be synonymous with important developments in international business, culture, and politics.
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