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Africa's greatest civilizations [electronic resource].

hoopla digital. (Added Author). Directed by Mark Bates. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (approximately 360 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Episode 5 The Atlantic Age Episode 4 Cities Episode 1 Origins Episode 3 Empires of Gold Episode 2 The Cross and the Cresent Episode 6 Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations.
Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Mark Bates.
Participant or Performer Note: Henry Louis Gates, Jr..
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Rated TVPG.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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