Story Of Europe

December 2018

Season 1 Episode 4 - Achievements And Rewards

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Europe's history has many dark sides, but its culture is more than a small gleam of hope, it radiates in many areas far out into the world. The old continent sets standards in art, literature and science. Starting with the ancient Greeks, Europe produces a number of smart and creative minds - from Aristotle to Michelangelo...

Season 1 Episode 3 - Ambitions And Conquests

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From the 15th to well into the 20th century, Europeans conquered and dominated the world. On behalf of the Spaniards, Christopher Columbus seeks a new sea route to India and finds a ‘New World’ - America. His discovery is the starting signal for the ‘Europeanisation of the Earth’. The Europeans are given a ‘golden age’, an...

Season 1 Episode 2 - Beliefs And Ideas

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For many Europeans, Europe today is synonymous with the 'Christian Occident'. But like so much of what has shaped our civilisation, Christianity also comes from the Orient. And it is not the only 'one-faith belief' that shapes the continent: even before Christianity, Judaism spread throughout the Roman Empire. And on the I...

Season 1 Episode 1 - Origins And Identity

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Where and when does the history of Europe begin? The traces lead to ancient Greece, more precisely to Crete. Here we not only found the first high culture of the continent, but also the founding myth, to which it owes its name: The story of the kidnapping of the Phoenician princess Europa by the Greek god father Zeus. Then...