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Civilisation episode 1 - The Skin of Our Teeth
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Civilisation episode 1 – The Skin of Our Teeth

Civilisation episode 1 - The Skin of Our Teeth: Sir Kenneth Clark begins his classic 1969 series on the history of civilisation with the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe, in the tenth century after the fall of Rome to barbarism. He travels from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides examining aqueducts, cathedrals, the lives of the Vikings and of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.     Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series tracing the history of Western art and philosophy.…

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Andrew Marr’s History of the World part 4

In Andrew Marr’s History of the World part 4, Andrew Marr reaches the Middle Ages. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Europe was little more than a muddy backwater. Vikings explored and pillaged from Northern Europe to North America.     But they also laid the foundations of powerful new trading states - including Russia. This was also the Golden Age of Islam, and the knowledge of ancient civilisations from India, Persia and Greece was built upon by Islamic scholars in…

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