||Europe in the Middle Ages: A Way Out of Darkness
Europe in the middle ages (Films for Humanities (Firm)) UNAUTHORIZED
||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)
||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 note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 14, 2006.|
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|Interest grade level
||10 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Language||Portions are in other languages with English subtitles.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, 2006 9781421347219|
|Publisher number||34150s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||34153 Films Media Group|