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The Story of Maths The Genius of the East

   2008    Science
When ancient Greece fell into decline, mathematical progress stagnated as Europe entered the Dark Ages, but in the East mathematics reached new heights. In the second episode, Du Sautoy explores how maths helped build imperial China and discovers how the symbol for the number zero was invented in India. He also looks at the Middle Eastern invention of algebra and how mathematicians such as Fibonacci spread Eastern knowledge to the West.
Series: The Story of Maths

The Normans: Normans of the South

   2010    History
Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Normans on southern Europe and the Middle East. The Normans spread south in the 11th century, winning control of southern Italy and the island of Sicily. There they created their most prosperous kingdom, where Christianity and Islam co-existed in relative harmony and mutual tolerance. It became a great centre of medieval culture and learning. But events in the Middle East provoked the more aggressive side of the Norman character. In 1095, the Normans enthusiastically answered the Pope's call for holy war against Islam and joined the first crusade. They lay siege to Jerusalem and eventually helped win back the holy city from the muslims. This bloody conquest left a deep rift between Christianity and Islam which is still being felt to this day.

The Making of the Mob
The Making of the Mob

   2016    History
Our Planet
Our Planet

   2019    Nature
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

   2018    History
Black Hole Apocalypse
Black Hole Apocalypse

   2018    Science
Inside the Medieval Mind
Inside the Medieval Mind

   2008    History
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works

   2014    Science
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
Apocalypse: World War 1
Apocalypse: World War 1

   2014    History