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Heroes of the Enlightenment Changes in Society (Part 2 of 2)

By the end of the 18th century, many Enlightenment ideals about society had been put into practice by three remarkable men: Nicolas de Condorcet, who advocated for civil rights, the abolishment of slavery and gender equality; Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence; and Frederick the Great, whose “enlightened absolutism” meant religious tolerance in Prussia. This program profiles ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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Heroes of the Enlightenment The Power of Knowledge (Part 1 of 2)

The 18th century movement known as the Age of Enlightenment saw the rise of intellectuals who endorsed freedom of thought apart from the dictates of state and religion, thus laying the foundation for advances in science, social philosophy and culture. This program discusses the contributions of Immanuel Kant, Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquês de Pombal and Erasmus Darwin. Part 1 ...
  • 2011
  • 00:52:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/12/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History Moral Mission

In part three of this groundbreaking series, historian David Olusoga explores the Victorian moral crusade against slavery. He finds out how Queen Victoria came to have a black goddaughter, why the mill workers of Rochdale stood in solidarity with enslaved Africans in the American South, and remembers the victims of a tragedy in Jamaica. Episode 3 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:48:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/09/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History Freedom

In the second part of his four-part series, historian David Olusoga explores the business of slavery and remembers the black sailors who fought for Britain at Trafalgar. He also celebrates a Georgian boxing superstar and the men and women who crossed continents in pursuit of freedom. Episode 2 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:50:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/06/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History First Encounters

Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. From the African Romans who guarded Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd century AD to the black trumpeter of the Tudor courts, David uncovers a history that is as surprising as it is revealing. Episode 1 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:50:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/06/2020

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BBC Documentaries Dictatorland

Corruption, murder and bizarre personal shrines – in some countries, the age of the dictatorship is as strong as ever. Dictatorland follows presenter Ben Zand as he travels to Eastern Europe and Central Asia to find out about the world’s most eccentric, brutal and outrageous dictators and learn the secrets of their success. Discover the strange stories of Tajikistan’s Instagram warlord, Kazakhstan’s ...
  • 2017
  • 00:48:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Al-Khwarizmi

Andrew Marr examines the life and influence of mathematician al-Khwarizmi and the Islamic Golden Age in 827 AD.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Boston Tea Party

In 1773, the Boston Tea Party set the stage for the American Revolutionary War.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Confucius

Great thinkers like Confucius proposed new ideas about how to rule more wisely and live in a better society. It is still impossible to understand modern China without understanding Confucius.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Marco Polo

By exploring the adventures of Marco Polo, Andrew Marr finds out how Europe emerged from the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ and used influences from around the world to rise again with the Renaissance.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Mansa Musa

The year is 1324 and Emperor Mansa Musa of Mali was about to burst upon the world.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Genghis Khan

The warrior king Genghis Khan conquered with brutal success, creating a vast empire.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Haiti Revolution

Inspired by the French Revolution, African slaves in Haiti rose up against slave owners.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Socrates

The father of western philosophy discovers the limits of democracy and free speech.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Chess game: Man vs. machine

We visit New York to trace the story of man versus machine, Gary Kasparov against IBM’s Deep Blue, in a chess game that gripped the world.
  • 2012
  • 00:05:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World King Leopold II

In Brussels, we learn how the British explorer Henry Morton Stanley mapped out the Congo River, only for King Leopold II of Belgium – in his quest to conquer as much as he could – to cause genocide in the Congo, effects of which remain today.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Japanese industrialization

At a Samurai house in Japan, we hear the story of Saigo Takamori, the last samurai.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/29/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Opioid tea trade in China

During Britain’s Industrial Revolution, trade with China was opened up, albeit illegally with the Chinese Opium Wars at the ports of Guangzhou.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Japanese lockdown

Japan was pulled into trade by the Portuguese and Dutch Jesuits, but it was Englishman William Adams who proved valuable to Japan's most powerful warlord, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Edward Jenner

In England, Edward Jenner used science to help save the lives of millions from smallpox.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Galileo

In the 17th and 18th centuries, people across the world rose up in the name of freedom and equality against the power of the church and monarchy. We investigate the effects of the Enlightenment as it spread throughout Europe, with Galileo in Venice revolutionizing the way we saw humanity’s place in the universe.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Spread of Islam

Andrew Marr follows the vast spread of Islam, told through the story of the slave Bilal, who helped build the first mosque and was the first to use the call to prayer, the Adhan.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/28/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World The Dutch East India Company

The Dutch competed against the English in the battle for the Banda Islands, for which Nathaniel Courthope gave his life trying to gain the British access to nutmeg. The world was trading, and countries around the world had no option but to join in.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Martin Luther

Europe tore itself apart in religious wars starting with Martin Luther's protest against the Catholic Church at Wittenberg, creating a new religion: Protestantism.
  • 2012
  • 00:07:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Spanish Inca conquest

The search for gold and spread of Christianity caused Europeans to colonize the New World, discovering many new lands such as that of the Incas in Peru. We visit Cajamarca, where King Atahualpa was held captive by Pizarro and forced to convert to Christianity.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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