397 free documentaries and films to watch online
21
Nov 10
By Malandro, às 18:59link do post | Leave a Comment

 

In this Timewatch special, historian Bettany Hughes unravels one of the most intriguing mysteries of all time. She presents a series of geological, archaeological and historical clues to show that the legend of Atlantis was inspired by a real historical event - the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world.

 

 


06
Jan 10
By Malandro, às 20:04link do post | Leave a Comment

 

Acclaimed presenter of historic documentaries, Bettany Hughes, embarks on a journey across the eastern Mediterranean to discover the truth about HELEN OF TROY, the woman blamed for causing the Trojan War. Following weapons experts, the two-hour film shows how the conflict in Helen's name would have been fought, unraveling the reality from the myths and putting flesh on "the face that launched a thousand ships."

 

Categories: , ,

09
Ago 09
By Malandro, às 13:57link do post | Leave a Comment

 

Athens is revered as the birthplace of Western philosophy, art, science and perhaps the greatest political idea of all time – democracy. But in this fascinating documentary (first shown on Channel 4 in July 2007), historian Bettany Hughes looks behind some of the myths of Athens’ golden age. She finds a very warlike and aggressive state, which was also capable of terrible mistakes, misdeeds and atrocities.

 

                Watch Online:

 

                                   THE TRUTH ABOUT DEMOCRACY - Part 1

                                   THE TRUTH ABOUT DEMOCRACY - Part 2

Categories: ,

07
Ago 09
By Malandro, às 21:27link do post | Leave a Comment

 

The Spartans was a 3-part historical documentary series first broadcast on UK terrestrial Channel 4 in 2003, presented by Bettany Hughes. A book, The Spartans: An epic history by Paul Cartledge accompanied the series.

 

Part 1

Deals with the arrival of the Dorian settlers into the Eurotas valley, with a discussion of the dark-age culture that lived there before, that of Menelaus, and his wife Helen (known to history as Helen of Troy). Once established, the Spartans expand westward into Messenia, enslaving the entire population, eventually becoming the dominant power in Laconia. During this time Lycurgus transforms the Spartan constitution into the militarised state we know of today.

 

Part 2

Opens with the retreat of the Persians, after Thermopylae and the battle of Salamis. Athens, which had been allied with Sparta against Persia, begins to experience an expanded economy (and democracy under the leadership of Pericles). His construction of the long walls - fortifications which connect Athens to Piraeus - is considered to be a hostile act by an increasingly paranoid Sparta, and is the basis for future discord between the two states.

 

Part 3

Introduces Alcibiades, an Athenian statesman who defects to Sparta and becomes an adviser and strategist. In particular, he suggests that Sparta takes the war to Syracuse, in Sicily, during which Athens suffers a major blow (including the capture of their entire expeditionary force). The Spartan Lysander, chief of its naval forces, begins to rise in power, and he eventually defeats the Athenian navy (which enables him to blockade Athens) and finally ends the war by successfully. invading and subjugating Athens.

 

     Watch Online:

 

                       THE SPARTANS: Part 1

                       THE SPARTANS: Part 2

                       THE SPARTANS: Part 3

Categories: ,

By Malandro, às 10:15link do post | Leave a Comment

 

When The Moors Ruled In Europe is a documentary movie presented by the English historian Bettany Hughes. It is a two-part series on the contribution the Muslims made to modern Europe during their 700-year reign in Spain, which ended with the Spanish Inquisition in the 14th century. It was filmed in the Spanish region Andalucía, mostly in the cities Granada and Cordoba.

 

Categories: ,

Contact
documentaries2bseen@sapo.pt
Bookmark and Share
Search
 
Documentaries List