A new DVD Video
Life during the thousand-year period known as the Middle Ages was tumultuous and often perilous. Wars were ongoing and brutal; kingdoms and empires were vulnerable to invaders out for conquest, hoping to expand their territories. Confucius, revered sage of ancient China, offers his perspective on the morality, events, and social order of the time.
Learn how religion influenced daily life in Medieval Europe, why this period was considered the Golden Age of Islam, and which events led to over 200 years of crusades. Understand life under the feudal lords and the fierce reputation of the Vikings. Discover how the expansion of commerce and growth of cities eventually brought about a flowering of medieval civilizations.
Illustrated with period works of art and complemented with music, this compelling narrative encourages intelligent interpretation and reflection.