The World: A Television History. Ep. 16. The Americas before the Europeans

United Kingdom, 1983

Film
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Episode number 16 of Series “The World: A Television History”.
AD 300 - 1500. Unlike other places, ancient America was illiterate, so all that was left of these civilisations were the majestic ruins of their cities and places of worship. By the 9th century this society had collapsed and everything had been abandoned - perhaps it was an epidemic or an invasion. By between the 7th and 10th centuries Barbarian tribes invaded Mexico. Today there are still Indians - the people still eat and dress like their ancestors did, but the political destiny of Latin America lay in the hands of the Europeans. Based on The Times atlas of world history.

Credits

production company

Network Television

Goldcrest TV

Bricomin Films

Channel Four

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

302196

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of Central America

History → Central America - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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