For the first time, the story of the birth and flourishing of civilization in the Near and Middle East and its huge influence on the West. Much of what happened in the West was only on the margins of the real engine room of artistic, religious and social evolution. For crucial phases in world history the key place was the Middle East GÇô an extraordinary region that for millennia has been a political, economic and cultural centre of the world and a bridge between the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. For the foundation of science, justice, monotheism, commerce, civil rights and artistic expression GÇô look Eastward. This is a complex truth; it encompasses vast Empires, reveals amassed libraries of manuscripts, assesses the Conquests period, the Ottomans and the Renaissance, travels the Silk Route, and covers three continents. From the ancient to the modern world, this series will be an epic journey of discovery, following a river flowing from the East to the West.
East to West
The untold story of the modern world.