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

director

David Wright

production company

Channel Four

Bricomin Films

Goldcrest TV

Network Television

Language

English

Duration

00:26:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36976

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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