Wednesday, January 12, 2011

THE MEDICI : Godfathers of The Renaissance

Now thats a excellent documentary! I had the chance to got this in my hands 3-4 years (And perhaps more) ago and to my always bad habit , i placed it somewhere and i almost forgot it completely (Same happened with the "Napoleon" series that i`ll write about in future posts). Months later, when i found it somewhere in my library i decided to give it a chance. Ok , i expected to be good , but not so damn good! Already saw it again 3-4 times since then. As the title say, its about the History of the Renaissance and the main family around it named "Medici". Its truly amazing the history of this family which most likely thanks to them the Renaissance happened in Italy. Excellent narration and more excellent musical background and overall a perfectly maded documentary/Epic drama in 4 parts (55 Min each). Really convincing! Below, i found all the 4 parts plus a description about it so to know better what you gonna see. Check it by yourself and you`ll understand my excitement.

"From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power.

They would also ignite the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history–the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world. An epic drama played out in the courts, cathedrals and palaces of Europe, this series is both the tale of one family’s powerful ambition and of Europe’s tortured struggle to emerge from the ravages of the dark ages.

A tale of one family’s powerful ambition and of Europe’s struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. Beginning in the 14th century, The Medici used charm, skill and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power. Standing at the helm of the Renaissance, they ruled Europe for more than 300 years and inspired the great artists, scientists and thinkers who gave birth to the modern world.

The playlist bellow contains 4 episodes, each about 55 minutes long, in HD: Birth of a Dynasty, The Magnificent Medici, The Medici Pope and Power vs. Truth."

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