Showing posts with label Christianity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christianity. Show all posts

Viking Women

The Vikings changed Europe forever, yet half of them have almost completely disappeared from collective memory: the women. Quite unjustly so, as they played an important role in the world of the Vikings and performed extraordinary deeds. Viking women commanded ships and settled colonies.

Part 1: Sigrun's Wrath and the Discovery of Iceland


Viking women commanded ships and settled colonies. They took up arms and negotiated with emperors. Their traces can now be discovered all the way from America to Kiev. Without their biographies the period of the Vikings stays incomplete. This is the story of Sigrun, in Norway, in the year 872.


Part 2: Jova's Heritage and the Fall of Haithabu



Viking influence stretches from the Baltic to the Black Sea in 1072. Jova, a young Viking woman, goes in search of her warrior father, and her quest takes us to the Viking communities transitioning to kingdoms and undergoing the transformation to Christianity.

Viking Women
Viking Women

Africa's Great Civilizations ep.2

In part 2: Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. charts the ancient rise of Christianity & Islam, whose economic & cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.


In his six-hour 3 part series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only shaped their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.

Africa's Great Civilizations ep.2
Africa's Great Civilizations ep.2