The Resource Africa's great civilizations, with Henry Louis Gates Jr

Africa's great civilizations, with Henry Louis Gates Jr

Label
Africa's great civilizations
Title
Africa's great civilizations
Statement of responsibility
with Henry Louis Gates Jr
Contributor
Broadcaster
Host
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Africa's Great Civilizations In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world. Professor Gates travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent's history from a firmly African perspective. His journey takes him from the city of Great Zimbabwe, to the pyramids of Meroe, and the spectacular rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. The epic story that he tells is full of surprises and unexpected connections, helping us to appreciate the collective and individual genius of Africans who, across thousands of years, built civilizations and empires, fought wars, established great cities, furthered and spread learning, and created some of the most sublime art and architecture in human history." -shoppbs.org
Cataloging source
A7U
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • Described verbally for the visually impaired
  • Can be viewed subtitled in English
LC call number
DT14
LC item number
.A37 2017
PerformerNote
Host: Henry Louis Gates Jr
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
360
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Africa's great civilizations, with Henry Louis Gates Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Wide screen
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.)
Isbn
9781531700065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887031547
Publisher number
AGRC600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1593523
  • (OCoLC)974597028
  • (OCoLC)ocn974597028
  • 1593523
System details
DVD, region 1; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Africa's great civilizations, with Henry Louis Gates Jr
Publication
Note
Wide screen
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.)
Isbn
9781531700065
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887031547
Publisher number
AGRC600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1593523
  • (OCoLC)974597028
  • (OCoLC)ocn974597028
  • 1593523
System details
DVD, region 1; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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