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Lost Centuries, The (8 Parts)

Synopsis
An 8-part television series made in 1968 looking at post-Roman Britain from the rise of Christianity and the influence of the later Islamic empires though to the beginning of the Renaissance. The series also explores Anglo-Saxon Britain and the expansion of the Viking territories from Scandinavia into Britain. Presented by Brian Hope-Taylor.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1968
Subjects
Archaeology; History
Keywords
archaeological investigation; archive television; Christianity; history of England; Islam; Middle Ages; Vikings; Anglo-Saxons

Online availability

URI
http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/
Price
academic subscription
Delivery
Download

Sections

Title
Into Darkness
Synopsis
The decline of the Roman Empire and modern parallels.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Enemies, The
Synopsis
The frontiers of the civilised world and what lay beyond. The Limes, Germany - the Saalburg Roman fort - Schleswig, North Germany - Rome.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Dream of Arthur, A
Synopsis
The post-Roman enigma. ‘Arthur’s Seat’, Edinburgh - Tintagel castle, Cornwall - South Cadbury Hillfort (Alcock excavation)
Duration
25 mins

Title
Star in the East, A
Synopsis
The rise of Christianity. The Catacombs, Rome - Sancta Sophia, etc, Constantinople.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Golden Age, A
Synopsis
Saxon Art. Lindisfarne, Northumberland - Durham - East Anglia
Duration
25 mins

Title
Mahomet in Europe
Synopsis
The impact of the Islamic Empire on Europe.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Fury of the Northmen, The
Synopsis
The Vikings. The Oseburg ships, Norway - York -
Duration
25 mins

Title
Towards a New World
Synopsis
The approaching Renaissance.
Duration
25 mins

Production Company

Name

Anglia Television

Distributor

Name

JISC MediaHub

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