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Renaissance Cracow

Synopsis
At the beginning of the 16th Century, the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were together the largest territorial power in Europe and were ruled by the Jagiellonian monarchy. Cracow, at the time a great centre of learning, was one of the most important merchant centres in Europe. Following the destruction by fire of the old Wawel castle, the ruling monarchs employed artists and sculptors from Italy and throughout Europe to embellish a new Wawel palace. They also created their family mausoleum, the Sigismund Chapel in St Wenslesas Cathedral, which is considered to be the purest expression of Italian Renaissance culture in Europe.
Series
Renaissance in Europe, The: A Cultural Enquiry (Aa305)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2001
Year of production
2000
Subjects
Architecture; History
Keywords
palaces; Poland; Renaissance; Renaissance buildings

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£85.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2002

Production Company

Name

Open University Production Centre

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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