The Western Tradition

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A video instructional series on Western civilization. You just have to register and then you can watch 52 half-hour video programs for free. 
Go here to see the series. 

From the learner.org website.

The Western Tradition covers 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.  

I personally love these videos, mostly because Eugen Weber makes the history so damn interesting. Mr. Weber strikes me as a very classy guy, as if he’s from some more erudite and noble era come to enlighten us. Unfortunately Mr. Weber passed away in 2007.

Eugen Weber info here.

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1 Response to “The Western Tradition”


  1. 1 Lord Romulus October 11, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Hi guy.

    Very well. I love this program.

    Do you know the “musical themes” from this series?

    I’m interested. If you know create a list and send me by email! PLZ! THX!


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