This expansive six-part series takes on the daunting task of chronicling the history of the Western World from a cultural perspective. Featuring a wealth of analysis, historical re-creations, and location footage, the programs explore the contributions of writers, artists, composers, and monarchs who greatly influenced Western culture. Episodes include "The Medieval World," "The Italian Renaissance," "The Northern Renaissance," "Baroque and Rococo," "Romanticism and Revolution," and "The Moderns." 5 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.