Martin Luther (documentary Series)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

PBS Historical Documentary (2003, Cassian Harrison)
"I would never have thought that such a storm would rise from Rome over one simple scrap of paper..." (Martin Luther)
Few if any men have changed the course of history like Martin Luther. In less than ten years, this fevered German monk plunged a knife into the heart of an empire that had ruled for a thousand years, and set in motion a train of revolution, war and conflict that would reshape Western civilization, and lift it out of the Dark Ages.

Luther's is a drama that still resonates half a millennium on. It's an epic tale that stretches from the gilded corridors of the Vatican to the weathered church door of a small South German town; from the barbarous pyres of heretics to the technological triumph of printing. It is the story of the birth of the modern age, of the collapse of medieval feudalism, and the first shaping of ideals of freedom and liberty that lie at the heart of the 21st century.
(source; PBS.Org)

Watch Part One of Documentary series - Driven to Defiance





Watch Part Two of Documentary series - Reluctant Revolutionary




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