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Polonius Films

Overview
Works: 36 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 854 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Classifications: CB203, 940
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Most widely held works by Polonius Films
The Europeans( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the evolution of Europe during the Middle Ages from a group of loosely tied kingdoms to a prosperous community of nations
The Middle Ages( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the evolution of Europe during the Middle Ages from a group of loosely tied kingdoms to a prosperous community of nations. Topics include the role of the Church, development of the feudal system, the rise of the nobility, the Crusades, formation of the German Hanseatic League, the effects of the plague, the growth of trade guilds, the discovery of printing, the urbanization of the peasantry, and the rise of science
An age of revolutions( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores fundamental changes in Western civilization which occurred as a result of industrialization and the French Revolution
The Renaissance, Reformation, and beyond towards a modern Europe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Italian renaissance's contributions to revolutions in architecture, art, religion, commerce, politics, and navigation are discussed in this program." [From container]
The Nationalists( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines how liberal ideas from the French Revolution fueled the fires of European nationalism, and how extreme nationalistic beliefs led to World War I
The Beginnings: the Greeks and Romans( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program traces Greek civilization from the Minoans to the city-states dominated by Athens ... the rise of the Roman empire ... [and]the invasion of the Visogoths." [From container]
Between the wars( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World War I altered the economic landscape of Europe and inadvertently contributed to World War II. In this program, we see how the interruption of American economic aid following the 1929 stock market crash caused havoc in the post-war European economy. The Versailles Treaty, Germany's inability to repay its war debt, and its chronic inflation problems are discussed. Germany's problem with inflation is related to the rise of fascism, to leaders including Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco, and to the infamous Munich Agreement"--Container
The Cities of Islam( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the city of Fez, Morocco, as a living functioning example of a complex medieval society which has survived the past almost unchanged
The Demise of Western communism( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the confrontation between Western democracy and communism from the end of World War II to the destruction of the Berlin Wall
Food and wine from France( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in French and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the Gascony region of France, featuring the countryside in all seasons, bullfighting, scenes of grape cultivation and harvest, wine production, and glimpses of châteaus and quaint villages
The Greeks( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys Greek history and culture from the early Aegean civilizations to the conquests of Alexander
The Romans( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the origins, growth, and collapse of the Roman Empire, using animated maps, artwork, and live footage
Revelation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the rise of the Christian Church, beginning in Jerusalem and tracing the appearance and development of Paul's church within Europe
Berlin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces viewers to the history and popular culture of West Berlin. Shows scenes of Checkpoint Charlie, the forests, lakes, and farms within the borders of Greater Berlin, Spandau Prison, and the city's high technology industries
Lahore( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of Lahore, the capital of the Punjab, one of the four provinces that make up Pakistan, a Muslim country in the Indian sub-continent. Looks at the outdoor markets, carpet making, a historic industry in Lahore, architecture and a bank entirely staffed by women
Behind the painted screen two faces of Hong Kong( Visual )

4 editions published between 1916 and 1983 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a travelogue describing the colony of Hong Kong, focusing on its Chinese background, British influence, traditions, food, religion, commerce and industry, and village life
A City for the future Dubai( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of Dubai, a modern seaport on the Persian Gulf, located in the United Arab Emirates, where an inlet of the sea called The Creek, flows through the center of the city and wooden Dhows line the water-front as they have done since the days of ancient Persia. Also contrasts the modern city, which is becoming one of the world's great financial centers, with the traditional city
The Cities of Islam Cairo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the rich architectural heritage of Cairo, as well as the city's history and connections to Islam
Thailand, land of freedom( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a travelogue about Thailand, covering such topics as accommodations, food, cities, flowers, animals, and religion
Faces of Sweden( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines modern Sweden, including crafts, leisure activities, the life of a traditional village and the home of an aristocrat
 
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English (82)

French (6)

German (3)