The Germanic Tribes

The Germanic Tribes

Die Germanen

DVD - 2003
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See how the Germanic tribes lived, fought and worshipped their gods. Intricate 3D animation shows how they built their settlements, buried their kings, vanquished their enemies. Roman cities such as the ancient Cologne, home of the Romanophile Germans, and the Roman limes, the border to free Germania, are also reconstructed through computer graphics and full-cast reenactments.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ :, Kultur,, [2003]
Copyright Date: © 2003
ISBN: 9780769787954
0769787959
Branch Call Number: DVD 943.01 GE
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (209 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,Dolby 2.0,rda
anamorphic widescreen (16:9)
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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1aa
Jun 06, 2016

This is an interesting and informative - far more edifying than most non-fiction films - film about the relations between the Roman empire and germanic tribes from Augustus to the late empire using historical and archeological materials. Re-enactments, animated computer graphics, and maps illustrate military tactics, border control, 'grand strategy' (or hints at it anyway), and lives of slaves turned gladiators as well as kings.

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joshpace
Feb 14, 2015

Great !!! 420 >>>

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bokumusic
Nov 21, 2014

This is forensic archaeology at its best. The organization of the narrative and chapter sequences is exemplary. Since I understand German, I was also listening to the faded German track. Once again, this is very good. It is essential to acknowledge that the term "babarian" is Roman-biased and therefore completely arbitrary. This production should inspire keeners to take trips to Germany and Austria to view the artifacts and artworks of ancient Germanic peoples at their museums.

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toniob
May 15, 2014

I was looking for something to interest my son in the Roman Empire, which he is studying in school, and came across this DVD.

Although a documentary, it had a good combination of action with factual presentation that kept his interest watching the 4 hours on the 2 disks over the weekend.

There was a lot I also learned and enjoyed it. For example, I did not know that Arminius, the man responsible for the victory against the Roman legions in the Teutoburg forest had been a child hostage in Rome.

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downsman
Feb 16, 2012

This documentary works well, combining historical records, field archaeology, forensic science and reenactments to enable the interested viewer to acquire a coherent picture of a complex period.relatively comfortably.

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