Michael Wood

Depois do investimento nas series de Michael Palin ( http://www.palinstravels.co.uk/ ) ESPETACULO!!! chegou a vez de virar minhas atençoes e recursos (agora que tambem consegui adquirir a obra "quase completa" de David Attenborough -ficam aquelas series do inicio de carreira por conseguir tais como zoo quest) para a obra do grande mediatico Historiador britanico MICHAEL WOOD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wood_(historian) )

Iniciei este empreendimento pela serie :

In Search of the Trojan War


For centuries, students have thrilled to Homer's intriguing epic poem of the fabled Trojan War. Yet how much truth lies in the lines of The Iliad? Charismatic historian Michael Wood goes on a real-life detective chase to bring to life the legendary heroes and romance of the 10-year Bronze Age struggle. The award-winning documentary was filmed in Greece, Turkey, Berlin, and Dublin.

Originally broadcast in 1985, In Search of the Trojan War followed the successful formula established by his first historical detective series, In Search of the Dark Ages, and firmly established Michael Wood as the most personable of TV historians. Wood is not only a born TV presenter, he's got both the academic gravitas and the narrative skill to craft a compelling mystery from the archaeological, literary and mythological sources. Over six hour-long programs, Wood marshals the disparate strands of evidence to present as fully rounded a portrait as possible of both the historical and the legendary city of Troy, its central place in Western culture, and the Mycenaean Age itself. From Schliemann's initial cavalier bulldozing of the mound at Hisarlik, to Homer's epics, the Hittite Empire, and the role of slave women, Wood journeys back and forth across the Aegean and elsewhere, from a pre-unification Berlin to Liverpool, to illuminate the dawn of Western literature, myth, and history. Did the Trojan war ever happen, or was the city destroyed by natural causes? Wood doesn't claim to find a definitive answer, of course, but for the viewer it's rewarding enough simply to accompany him on this fascinating journey

6 episodios :

1- The Age of Heroes: The story of the Trojan War. The lost treasure of Troy. Account of Heinrich Schliemann's life and research on Troy.

2- The Legend under Siege: Wilhelm Dörpfeld research. Arthur Evans' discoveries and theories. Carl Blegen's findings, the Linear-B deciphering and the role of both in Trojan War credibility.

3- The Singer of Tales: The role and long time fidelity of oral traditions. Homer's reliability challenged

4- The Women of Troy: Plundering in Bronze Age. The taking of women and children as slaves and their economic and political role. The recent African slavery parallel.

5- Empire of the Hittites: Decisive documental evidence from the Hittites. Recurrent conflicts with the Mycenaeans.

6- The Fall of Troy: The Trojan conflict and the Mediterranean late Bronze Age collapse

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