Library Ed. Recorded Books/ The Modern Scholar 2003
CS ISBN 1402544820 $87.00 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 1402544847 $87.00 Seven CDs
In this 14-lecture offering from The Modern Scholar series, Professor Shutt discusses the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and the modern West's indebtedness to them. His presentation is non-pedantic, informal, and enthusiastic. In a scratchy, mildly strident voice, he projects as if talking to a full lecture hall. Despite that and mouth noises that should have been edited out, he is immensely engaging. Those who have heretofore found the subject dull will change their minds within the first few minutes of the first lecture. A beautiful full-color pamphlet accompanies the tapes. Y.R.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]