Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Documentary Engineering an Empire The Byzantines - Documentaries

Documentary Engineering an Empire The Byzantines - Documentaries
Russian Greek-Orthodox Archimandrite Tikhon (born 1958 in Moscow Georgi Alexandrovich Shevkunov) studied film production before entering the clergy, and when his first work as a director and narrator was released earlier this year in “The fall of an Empire - The Lesson of Byzantium” Documentary ,it created an uproar! The film deals with the Empire’s degradation and how it lost its “ability to respond to the calls of history.”


A Greek version has already been released and an English version is underway. Documentaries Due to a reference to the Emperor Constantine as The Drunkard, not a few critics saw in the film a portrayal of the late President’s Yeltsin’s crumbling Russia and considered the documentary an attempt to help President Putin’s hand-picked successor and current President Dmitri Medvedev win the election.

Documentary Engineering an Empire China - Documentaries

Documentary Engineering an Empire China - Documentaries
For over 4,000 years the world's greatest empires have come and gone--only China has survived the test of time.


Documentaries Century after century, China's regal emperors mobilized peasant armies to accomplish engineering feats unparalleled in human history.Documentary

Documentary The Real Robin Hood - History Channel

Documentary The Real Robin Hood - History Channel
Before “Robin Hood,” there is “The Real Robin Hood.” Ridley Scott, director of the current “Robin Hood” movie starring Russell Crowe, produced a two-hour special for the History Channel about the origins of the English folk hero.The marauding mercenary of English folklore is one of history's best-known tales, and the legend of Robin Hood is the inspiration for more movies, radio and TV programs than any other folk hero.


But the image of a hero in tights and a feathered cap is a somewhat recent addition to the myth. In reality, Robin Hood is a composite of several historical figures whose exploits date back to the age of the Crusades. Documentary In the film Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, director Ridley Scott's production is based on the most solid and recent historical research into the character and promises a startlingly fresh interpretation of Robin Hood for a new generation. This special will distinguish between historical evidence and Hollywood fiction, and seek to create a realistic portrait of the mythical hero. Includes clips from the film as well as interviews with director Scott, principal Robin Hood cast members and renowned historians.

Documentary Engineering an Empire Napoleon Steel Monster - Documentaries

Documentary Engineering an Empire Napoleon Steel Monster - Documentaries
Military general and first emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, Corsica, France.


Documentaries One of the most celebrated leaders in the history of the West, he revolutionized military organization and training, sponsored Napoleonic Code, reorganized education and established the long-lived Concordat with the papacy. Documentary He died on May 5, 1821, on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Documentary Engineering an Empire Greece - Documentaries

Documentary Engineering an Empire Greece - Documentaries
438 BC. The Parthenon is complete. This masterpiece is the crowning achievement for the Greek people. Without Alexander the Great, it is possible Greece's Golden Era would have been just a footnote in history.


Documentaries Tens of thousands would die during Alexander's relentless attacks on Persia and Egypt, yet, his armies carried Greek life, culture and values far abroad and this empire became known as the "Hellenistic" world. Documentary Greece's amazing engineering achievements and ideas are still with us today.

Documentary Engineering an Empire The Maya - Documentaries

Documentary Engineering an Empire The Maya - Documentaries
Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet. It is hosted by Peter Weller, famous for his acting role as RoboCop but also a lecturer at Syracuse University, where he completed his Master's in Roman and Renaissance Art. The executive producer is Delores Gavin. The show started as a Documentary about the engineering feats of Ancient Rome and later evolved into a series. It originally ran for one full season of weekly episodes.


Peter Weller travels to Central America to explore the achievements of this mighty culture and to get to the bottom of its puzzling decline.
In this fascinating episode of ENGINEERING AN EMPIRE, travel to the heart of Central America to analyze evidence of the magnificent feats of classical Mayan society. Documentaries From hydraulics to astrology, architecture to mathematics, road-building to portraiture, the Maya achieved more than any other culture of the New World, and even rivaled the accomplishments of Old World civilizations.
Flourishing for two thousand years and dominating, at its heights, 125,000 square miles spanning five modern-day countries, the Maya were the pre-Columbian superpower. History Channel By the time Columbus landed, they were a disparate collection of subsistence farmers.
Where did they come from and what catastrophes caused the collapse of this innovative civilization? From the Temple-Pyramids at Tikal, to the royal tomb at Palenque, to the star observatory at Chichen Itza, this episode will examine the architecture and infrastructure that enabled the rise and fall of the ancient Maya civilization.

Documentary Albert Einstein Biography - History Channel

Documentary Albert Einstein Biography - History Channel
Born in Ulm, W├╝rttemberg, Germany in 1879, Albert Einstein developed the special and general theories of relativity.


History Channel In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Documentary He died on April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey.