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Inside the Medieval Mind Power

Title
Inside the Medieval Mind [electronic resource (video)] : Power / BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2010], c2008.
Physical Description
1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Local Notes
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Notes
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on Aug. 03, 2010.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Summary
Writing in the late 1200s, the Spanish nobleman Ramon Lull listed various duties which no knight could ignore. They included fidelity to the monarch, defense of the Christian faith-and, only slightly lower on the list, maintaining order among the tenants on one's estate. This program examines the means by which such political "ideals" were implemented and enforced during the Middle Ages. Spelling out the similarities between serfdom and slavery, the film illustrates the militant agenda behind William the Conqueror's building projects; the draconian nature of the era's "forest laws," which severely impacted livelihoods across England; and the shocking simplicity of weregild, a legal system that valued a nobleman's life far above that of a commoner.
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Other formats
Originally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2010
Format
Images / Online / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 20, 2019
Series
Inside the medieval mind.
Inside the Medieval Mind
System details note
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience
11 & up.
Contents
Natural Order (3:16)
Burden of Serfdom (4:34)
Law of the Forest (4:21)
Outlaws and Peasants (3:13)
English Nobility and Castles (2:18)
Code of Chivalry: Caste Solidarity (5:33)
Power of Kingship (2:42)
Control of the Aristocracy (4:09)
Domestic Disputes in the Royal Household (3:36)
Power by Fear; King John (3:11)
King John' vs. Aristocracy (4:00)
Power to the People (2:20)
Act of God: Black Death (2:14)
Threat to Class System (4:36)
Peasant Revolt (2:52)
New Class Structure in England (5:00)
Videorecording number
42040s Infobase
42044 Infobase
Genre/Form
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Also listed under
BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Infobase.
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