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TITLE: Th Western Tradition--Program 33: The Enlightened Despots; Program : 34: The Enlightenment [videorecording] / produced by WGBH/Boston in assoication with the Metropolitan Museum of Art; executive producer, Fred Barzyk.
SERIES: The Western Tradition ; 33 & 34
PUBLISHED: Santa Barbara : The Annenberg/CPB Project, 1989.
DESCRIPTION: 1 videocassette (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
NOTES: Two programs in one tape.
NOTES: Original tape.
NOTES: Program 33: The Enlightened Despots; Program 34: The Enlightenment.
NOTES: Produced by WGBH in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
NOTES: Lecturer, Eugen Weber.
NOTES: THE ENLIGHTENED DESPOTS (30:00) Monarchs considered reforms in order to create more efficient and successful societies, but not at the expense of their own power. The important contributions of Frederick the Great, the French philosopher Voltaire, and the medieval legacy of the corvee are discussed. THE ENLIGHTENMENT (30:00) Weber discusses how the ideas of Voltaire, Diderot and other philosophers appealed to progressive monarchs on paper but not in practice. The Rococo style took over in art, fashion and music. Masterpieces by Boucher, Watteau, and Fragonard reveled in daintier, lighter colors and pleasurable moments.
NOTES: English.
SUBJECT: Despotism.
SUBJECT: Enlightenment.
SUBJECT: Civilization, Modern--18th century.
SUBJECT: Civilization, Western.
SUBJECT: Europe--Intellectual life--18th century.
ADDED ENTRY: Barzyk, Fred.
ADDED ENTRY: Weber, Eugen Joseph, 1925-
ADDED ENTRY: The Annenberg/CPB Project.
ADDED ENTRY: WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
ADDED ENTRY: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ADDED ENTRY: Enlightened despots (videorecording)
ADDED ENTRY: Enlightenment (videorecording)

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