|aHistory of the world,|nno.5,|h[videorecording] :|pAge of plunder /|cproducer Kathryn Taylor; executive producer Chris Granlund; produced by The British Broadcasting Corporation.
|a1 videodisc (50 mins.);|bsound, colour,|c4 3/4 in.
|atwo-dimensional moving image|2rdacontent
|aDVD video|b4 3/4 in.
|adigital|boptical|gstereo|hDolby Digital 2.0|2rda
|avideo file|bDVD video|eregion 1|2 rda
|aExecutive producer, Kathryn Taylor; produced and directed by Neil Rawles.
|aAndrew Marr, presenter.
|aThe explosion of global capitalism began with Christopher Columbus stumbling across America while searching for China. While Europe tore itself apart in religious wars after the Reformation, the Spanish colonised the New World and brought back 10 trillion dollars' worth of gold and silver. But it was Dutch and English buccaneer businessmen who invented the real money-maker: limited companies and the stock exchange. They battled hand-to-hand to control the world's sea trade in spices, furs and luxuries like tulips. In the 145 years from 1492 to 1637, European capitalism was born and spread across the globe.
|aAndrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from the beginning of human civilisation, as African nomadic peoples spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers, up to the twentieth century.
|aDVD-R; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo; aspect ratio (1.33:1).
|aBritish Broadcasting Corporation.
|aAndrew Marr's history of the world (Television program).