Europe - History

European Art (2005)

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Among outstanding European paintings at the National Gallery of Art are Leonardo's Ginevra de' Benci and masterworks by Bellini, Raphael, Vermeer, and Van Dyck. Five programs look at each of these artists and their works; a sixth introduces the European painting collection.

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High
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03:31
European Art

Huns

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An overview of the Huns of Central Asia from 370 to 470 A.D. featuring color maps and illustrations. Describes their lives as warriors and their leader, Attila.

Huns

World War I and its Aftermath (2004)

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Explores the causes and consequences of World War I. Featuring four live-action segments, the program explores a history of Czarist Russia and the birth of Communism in Russia, as well as the life on World War I battlefields and the story of the Red Baron. Rise of Nationalism explores the rise of nationalism in the early 20th century, specifically oppression in Czarist Russia.

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Middle
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00:52
World War I and its Aftermath

A History of the Renaissance (2004)

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Investigates the driving forces behind this brilliant period of artistic and scientific achievement. Discover how humanists like Petrarch pioneered the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture, sparking an explosion of creativity and innovation. Changes abound in politics and religion as well.

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Elementary
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00:23
A History of the Renaissance

The Perilous Fight, America's World War II in Color (2003)

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Combines original color footage with compelling passages from diaries and letters from soldiers, leaders, and the homefront during World War II. Topics cover all aspects of the war including battles, internment of Japanese Americans, African-American soldiers, women in the military and on the homefront, war in the Pacific, an the concentration camps.

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High
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03:40
The Perilous Fight, America's World War II in Color