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Polonius Films

Overview
Works: 53 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 889 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films 
Classifications: PN1997, 940
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Most widely held works by Polonius Films
The Middle Ages( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 106 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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines how the French and Industrial Revolutions altered Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries"--Container
The Nationalists( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 75 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 Renaissance, Reformation, and beyond towards a modern Europe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 67 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 Europeans( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 63 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
Between the wars( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 57 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 Europeans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings the Greeks and the Romans( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces Greek civilization from the Minoans to the city-states dominated by Athens. The Trojan War, Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis are discussed as major historical turning points. The rise of the Roman Empire and its 500-year dominance of Europe and the Mediterranean are attributed to its engineering and architectural expertise and military prowess. Emperor Diocletian, Constantine, and the invasion of the Visigoths are discussed in relationship to the 5th century downfall of the Empire
The Renaissance, Reformation, and beyond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Italian Renaissance's contributions to revolutions in architecture, art, religion, commerce, politics, and navigation are discussed in this program. The Signoria Tower, Ghiberti's Baptistry doors, and Giotto's Bell Tower exemplify innovative ideas in architecture and art; Martin Luther and John Calvin apply similar revolutionary thinking to religion; Portuguese seafarers boldly set out to discover a route to India, while Christopher Columbus, setting his sights westward, discovers the New World"--Container
The Demise of Western communism( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... discusses Western democracy's confrontation with, and ultimate defeat of, communism from the end of World War II to the destruction of the Berlin Wall"--Container
The Beginnings: the Greeks and Romans( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 29 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]
The Greeks( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the city of Fez, Morocco, as a living, functioning example of a complete, medieval society which has survived from the past almost unchanged
The Romans( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a historical look at Istanbul from the time of the Roman Empire, through the Middle Ages, as the capital of the Ottoman Empire, to the present day. Examines the art and architecture, and some of the surrounding areas of the city
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 15 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
The Cities of Islam( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the rich architectural heritage of Cairo, as well as the city's history and connections to Islam
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
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
 
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