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Turning points in modern history
Liulevicius, Vejas G. speaker.
Publication Information:
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Company, [2013]

Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
"Turning Points in Modern History takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe-- from China to the Americas to New Zealand-- to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. Taught by award-winning history professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, these 24 thought-provoking lectures tell the amazing story of how life as we know it developed-- at times advancing in one brilliant instant and at other times, in painstaking degrees. Starting in the early 15th century and culminating in the age of social media, you'll encounter astounding threads that weave through the centuries, joining these turning points in ways that may come as a revelation. You'll also witness turning points with repercussions we can only speculate about because they are still very much in the process of turning"--Publisher's website.
General Note:
"24 lectures / 30 minutes per lecture"--Container.

Title on accompanying guidebook: "Turning points in modern history, course guidebook", by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, ©2013.
1433, The great voyages of Admiral Zheng He ; 1453, The fall of Constantinople ; 1455, Gutenberg's print revolution ; 1492, The Columbian exchange ; 1600, The British East India Company ; 1648, The treaty of Westphalia.

1676, Van Leeuwenhoek's microscope ; 1751, Diderot's enlightenment encyclopedia ; 1787, The American experiment ; 1789, The French Revolution ; 1838, The British Slavery Abolition Act ; 1839, The opium war in China.

1859, Darwin and the origin of species ; 1869, Binding continents ; 1893, First women voters in New Zealand ; 1896, The invention of motion pictures ; 1903, Kitty Hawk and powered flight ; 1904, The Russo-Japanese war.

1928, The discovery of penicillin ; 1942, The dawn of the atom ; 1969, Walking on the moon ; 1972, China enters the world balance ; 1989, The fall of the Berlin wall ; 2004, The rise of social media.
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