Barbarians

Barbarians

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Director: Robert Gardner

Cast: Peter Woodward, Robert Gardner, Clancy Brown

     
 
Amid the political landscape of the early 21st century, "terrorism" carries with it very specific and narrow connotations. But a different brand of terror swept through the world hundreds of years prior, as barbarian hordes plunged across European, Asian and African landscapes, toppling empires and laying waste to hamlets. Examples include the Vikings, the Goths, the

Overview

Amid the political landscape of the early 21st century, "terrorism" carries with it very specific and narrow connotations. But a different brand of terror swept through the world hundreds of years prior, as barbarian hordes plunged across European, Asian and African landscapes, toppling empires and laying waste to hamlets. Examples include the Vikings, the Goths, the Mongols and the Huns. As a production of cable's History Channel directed by Emmy Award-winner Robert Gardner, the two-part series Barbarians explores the origins and fate of such groups. In the process, it draws on elements including dramatic reenactments, incisive interviews, and much more. Part One examines the Goths, Vikings, Huns and Mongols, while Part Two looks at four Ancient Roman tribes: the Franks, Lombards, Saxons and Vandals. Clancy Brown narrates.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2011
UPC:
0733961245288
Source:
A&E Home Video
Time:
6:28:00

Special Features

Genghis Khan: Terror and conquest from A&E's award winning series Biography ; Behind the Shield ; Conquest: Weapons of the Barbarians ; Modern Marvels: Axes, swords & knives

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Barbarians - Disc One
1. Seafaring Raiders [12:11]
2. Motivated Explorers [11:33]
3. A King in the Making [7:01]
4. Ruling by Force [5:55]
5. Doomed Invaders [6:30]
6. Credits [:20]
1. The Exodus [13:34]
2. Marauders and Bandits [6:20]
3. Tides of Battle [9:52]
4. Imperial Indecision [6:34]
5. Roman Mortality [6:49]
6. Credits [:20]
Disc #2 -- Barbarians - Disc Two
1. History's Greatest Empire [9:14]
2. Embodiment of Terror [9:59]
3. Merciless Warfare [9:47]
4. The Muslim Mongol [8:30]
5. Birth of the Modern World [5:39]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Origins Unknown [10:11]
2. A Leader Arises [8:19]
3. The Scourge of God [6:04]
4. Landscape of Fear [7:59]
5. Death and Disease [:00]
6. Credits [10:36]
Disc #3 -- Barbarians - Disc Three
1. Introduction [11:59]
2. 428 A. D. Revenna, Italy [7:32]
3. 435 A. D. North Africa [8:18]
4. 439 A. D. Carthage, Tunisia [7:16]
5. 455 A. D. Rome, Italy [9:20]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Introduction [11:16]
2. 452 A. D. Kent, Britain [6:33]
3. 491 A. D. Pevensy, Britain [7:53]
4. 615 A. D. East Anglia, Britain [8:40]
5. 633 A. D. Nothumbria, Britain [10:05]
6. Credits [:19]
1. Introduction [4:57]
2. Sax Appeal [4:01]
3. Getting to the Point [7:07]
4. Changing Tactics [4:57]
5. Credits [:20]
Disc #4 -- Barbarians - Disc Four
1. Introduction [11:58]
2. 463 A . D. Tournal Gaul [7:50]
3. 486 A. D. Tournai, Gaul [9:22]
4. 496 A. D. Eastern, Gaul [6:57]
5. 506 A. D. Vouillé, Gaul [8:20]
6. Credits [:19]
1. Introduction [10:45]
2. 568 A. D. Italy [7:11]
3. 572 A. D. Verona, Italy [9:06]
4. 703 A. D. Comacina, Italy [:00]
5. 740 A. D. Ravenna, Italy [9:33]
6. Credits [7:51]
1. Introduction [9:18]
2. The Swordsmith [8:14]
3. The Soldier [7:29]
4. The Axe [7:05]
5. The Kniff [10:33]
6. Credits [1:00]

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Barbarians 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good piece about the 'barbarians' from 400-1300AD, showing the interactions between the various tribes with each other and with the Roman Empire. It corrects much of the history that was written by the Romans and shows that the Romans, not the Goths, Huns, Vandals, etc. were the barbaric people.