||Inside the Medieval Mind
Inside the medieval mind. ^A1058435
||Natural Order (3:16) -- Burden of Serfdom (4:34) -- Law of the Forest (4:21) -- Outlaws and Peasants (3:13) -- English Nobility and Castles (2:18) -- Code of Chivalry: Caste Solidarity (5:33) -- Power of Kingship (2:42) -- Control of the Aristocracy (4:09) -- Domestic Disputes in the Royal Household (3:36) -- Power by Fear; King John (3:11) -- King John' vs. Aristocracy (4:00) -- Power to the People (2:20) -- Act of God: Black Death (2:14) -- Threat to Class System (4:36) -- Peasant Revolt (2:52) -- New Class Structure in England (5:00)
||Writing in the late 1200s, the Spanish nobleman Ramon Lull listed various duties which no knight could ignore. They included fidelity to the monarch, defense of the Christian faith-and, only slightly lower on the list, maintaining order among the tenants on one's estate. This program examines the means by which such political "ideals" were implemented and enforced during the Middle Ages. Spelling out the similarities between serfdom and slavery, the film illustrates the militant agenda behind William the Conqueror's building projects; the draconian nature of the era's "forest laws," which severely impacted livelihoods across England; and the shocking simplicity of weregild, a legal system that valued a nobleman's life far above that of a commoner.
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2010 9781616169992|
|Publisher number||42040s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||42044 Films Media Group|