Europe in the Middle Ages
screenable online: 4 episodes
The four-part series under the auspices of the "ZDF Expedition" takes viewers on a guided tour of life in the Middle Ages. Superstition, plague, the Inquisition - the horrors of this grim age are only part of the complete picture of the epoch. For the first time on German television the ZDF series "Paths out of the Darkness - Europe in the Middle Ages" performs a long-overdue service by rescuing the epoch from the reputation it has attained. The four-part series describes too the brilliant aspects of medieval life, demonstrating clearly that the essential foundation of modern life was put in place 800 years ago.