Columbus' world

United States, 1991

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Episode number 1 of Series “Columbus and the age of discovery”.
Why did it have to be Christopher Columbus who discovered the “New World”? What was it about his personality and the time in which he lived that conspired to change the course of history? In this, the first episode of a series made to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ discoveries, the trading practices of the civilised world at the time of Columbus are extensively outlined to explain why this ambitious and determined son of a Genoese wool-weaver, inspired by the earlier travels of Marco Polo, set off into the unknown, lured by the promise of the gold, silk and spices of the Orient.

Credits

production company

WGBH (Boston)

producer

Thomas Friedman

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1991

Appears in

Columbus and the age of discovery

Group of items

Columbus and the age of discovery

Explore

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304138

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Columbus, Christopher, 1451-1506

History → Columbus, Christopher, 1451-1506

History → Europe - History - 15th century

History → International trade - History

History → Trade routes - History

People → Columbus, Christopher, 1451-1506

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/82963--columbus-world/ |title=Columbus' world |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=26 October 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}