The four-part series "The Germanic Tribes" shows the rise of the tribes of the North from a primitive culture on the fringe of Europe to becoming the heirs of the Roman Empire. For a long time the view of the Germanic "people of many peoples" was distorted by the Germanic cult of the 19th century and the Nazi dictatorship. Due to new methods and discoveries, research is now able to present a different picture of the Germanic tribes. Many clichés about the "barbarians" of the North have to be discarded as myths! The linchpin of Germanic history is the conflict with the Roman Empire. Since the age of Caesar this Roman-Germanic conflict was characterised not only by fierce battles but also by phases of co-existence and co-operation. The Germans became the grave-diggers of the Roman Empire, but also the preservers of the Roman legacy. The series breathes new life into the submerged world of the Germanic tribes. We see how they lived, fought and worshipped their gods. Intricate 3D animation shows us how they built their settlements, buried their kings, vanquished their enemies. Roman cities such as the ancient Cologne, home of the Romanophile Germans, and the Roman limes, the border to free Germania, are also reconstructed by computer. "The Germanic Tribes" portrays the protagonists of an epoch of formative influence for Europe - whose legacy is still with us...
|Original Title||Die Germanen|
Gruppe 5 / WDR in collaboration with arte, MDR & HR
|Year Of Production||2007|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
|Language Versions||German [OV], English [DUB], French [DUB]|
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