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Peasants, serfs, and servitude / Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorZweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2004.
Description1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Europe in the Middle Ages: A Way Out of Darkness
Europe in the middle ages (Films for Humanities (Firm)) UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Historical Records of the Middle Ages (3:08) -- Life as a Peasant in Medieval Times (4:40) -- Medieval Villages and Agriculture (4:17) -- Taxes and Tithes From Peasants in the Middle Ages (4:02) -- English Taxation in the Middle Ages (1:58) -- Reality of Life in a Medieval Castle (4:27) -- Medieval Manners (1:56) -- Medieval Sumptuary Laws (3:12) -- "Chronicles of the Swiss": Documentation of Swiss History (7:57) -- Swiss Victory and National Pride (2:37) -- Changes in Medieval Agricultural Practices (4:15) -- Europe's First Industrial Revolution (2:12) -- Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages (5:08)
Abstract During the Middle Ages, most of Europe's inhabitants were illiterate and lived in the shadow of the wealthy; knowledge of peasant culture is therefore limited. This program addresses the historical lack of firsthand written materials, viewing serfs and servants through the eyewitness accounts of a fictitious traveler. Although a peasant farmer's daily existence was indeed oppressive, defined by taxation and compulsory military service to the ruling noble, the program details innovations of the era-including the horse-drawn iron plough and the three-field planting system-amounting to an agricultural revolution that set the stage for a heavily populated, modern Europe. Portions are in other languages with English subtitles.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 14, 2006.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions are in other languages with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, 2006 9781421347219
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number34150s Films Media Group
Publisher number34153 Films Media Group

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