The World: A Television History. Ep. 07. The End of the Ancient World

United Kingdom, 1983

TV show
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Episode number 7 of Series “The World: A Television History”.
The end of civilisation, the period AD 100 - 600, was brought about by the dramatic collapse of the Roman Empire which led to the Dark Ages. During this period, land routes were developed as a result of constant invasion and these were followed by the development of sea routes. Gold and silver were introduced as the exchange rates of the times, and tax was introduced. The epidemic known as the plague, which had started in China, swept across Europe devastating the population. By the year 600 a turning point in history had been reached. Based on The Times atlas of world history.

Credits

producer

Nicholas Barton

production company

Channel Four

Bricomin Films

Goldcrest TV

Network Television

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1983

Appears in

The World: A Television History

Group of items

The World: A Television History

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36970

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Epidemics

History → History

History → Middle Ages

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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