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Inside the Medieval Mind Knowledge

Title
Inside the Medieval Mind [electronic resource (video)] : Knowledge / BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2010], c2008.
Physical Description
1 streaming video file (58 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.
Closed-captioned.
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Summary
Medieval science wasn't nonsense: it could conceive of a spherical Earth, for example. But the medieval scholar discerned both natural and supernatural forces at work in the cosmos, reading an eclipse as a sign from God as well as the result of planetary movement, and populating even the most rigorous maps of the era with sea monsters. This program explores that fascinating conceptual dichotomy and the ways in which it evolved as the Dark Ages unfolded. Viewers discover how classical learning-derived from Arabic documents stored in Spanish libraries-lived on, almost literally, in the hands of Christian monks, while the implications of the voyages of Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, and other explorers are also vital topics.
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Knowledge
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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
Medieval Mind (6:58)
Medieval Map of the World (4:08)
Medieval Monsters (2:59)
Natural Phenomena & Religious Significance (3:50)
Medieval Knowledge & Morality (2:47)
Natural World & and Divine Guidance (3:56)
Secular Learning (2:00)
Cambridge University: Medieval Legacy (2:01)
Spread of Knowledge (4:44)
Greek Philosophers vs. Church Authorities (2:13)
Thomas Aquinas (2:34)
Medieval Scholarship: Rational Debate (1:47)
Roger Bacon & Experimental Science (3:30)
Roger Bacon & Visions of the Future (4:13)
New Worlds of Knowledge (3:48)
Travels of Marco Polo (2:23)
New Horizons: Christopher Columbus (3:34)
Program Credits (0:29)
Videorecording number
42040s Infobase
42041 Infobase
Genre/Form
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Also listed under
BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Infobase.
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