Category Archive: SciTV: History: Postclassical Era

Aug 09 2015

TED-Ed: Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived

Researchers from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human’s split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks. (Learn more: ) Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT Additional footage courtesy of the researchers  

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Feb 23 2015

Tested: The Secrets of Samurai Armor

Tested visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to explore a massive collection of Samurai Armor. The exhibition featured over 100 pieces of samurai equipment, from beautiful full suits of armor to the more obscure pieces of battle gear. We chat with the exhibit curator to learn about how ceremonial samurai armor was treated …

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Feb 12 2015

UK Parliament: Magna Carta and the Emergence of Parliament

In this short film produced by the United Kingdom Parliament, find out how and why Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 and the important role it played in the story of the emergence of Parliament and the journey to UK democracy. Stories from Parliament is a series of audio dramas with supporting teacher resources each …

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Oct 21 2014

The British Library: Lindisfarne Gospels

Michelle Brown talks about the Lindisfarne Gospels in the context of other related treasures, places and archaeological sites. Interviewed by Ellie Russell.  

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Mar 22 2014

PBS: Martin Luther – Reluctant Revolutionary

Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man’s relationship with authority. Luther was a German monk, a Catholic priest, professor of theology and a seminal figure of the christian reform movement during the 16th century, subsequently …

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Jan 11 2014

The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artisitc revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces …

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Nov 12 2013

PBS: China Bridge

Travel to 12th-century China as engineers, scientists and scholars help reveal the intricate mysteries behind the revolutionary strength and elegance of the Rainbow Bridge. Part of the series “Secrets of Lost Empires”. A special five-part NOVA series originally aired in February of 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of …

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Sep 13 2013

PBS: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire – The Will of the Shogun

Memoirs of a Secret Empire: Episode 2 of 3. The Will of the Shogun. The grandson of Ieyasu, Tokugawa Iemitsu, tightens control over Japan’s warlords and expels all foreigners. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. Developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan …

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