Episode 1: The Skin of Our Teeth

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Kenneth Clark's classic 1969 series looks at how European art survived the Dark Ages.

Classic 1969 series. Kenneth Clark looks at the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe after the fall of Rome.

Sir Kenneth Clark begins his classic 1969 series on the history of civilisation with the re-establishment of civilisation in Western Europe, in the tenth century after the fall of Rome to barbarism. He travels from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides examining aqueducts, cathedrals, the lives of the Vikings and of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.



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