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Empires

Empires
Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Martin Luther—these are names associated with the world's greatest empires. The historical documentary series "Empires" investigates how war, innovation and power were used to sustain history's greatest rulers and the lasting ideological affects of their reign.

Latest Episodes

Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary Air date: 01-08-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1379563195/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Catholic Church uses all of its might to try and silence Luther, including accusations of heresy and excommunication. /episodes/get/1169 /episode/1169 Empires: Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary /episode-player/1169
Martin Luther: Driven to Defiance Air date: 01-07-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1379546586/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Martin Luther is born into a world dominated by the Catholic Church. For the keenly spiritual Luther, the Church's promise of salvation is irresistible. /episodes/get/1168 /episode/1168 Empires: Martin Luther: Driven to Defiance /episode-player/1168
Peter & Paul and the Christian Rev. Pt. 1 Air date: 12-16-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1352482060/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Early Christianity faced powerful obstacles. The might of the Roman Empire and the power-politics of ancient Jerusalem lay a heavy burden on those who believed Jesus was "the Messiah." /episodes/get/1170 /episode/1170 Empires: Peter & Paul and the Christian Rev. Pt. 1 /episode-player/1170
Peter & Paul and the Christian Rev. Pt. 2 Air date: 12-16-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1366260543/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Spread outside Judea by missionaries like Peter and Paul, the Jesus movement caught on quickly among Jews and non-Jews around the Roman Empire. /episodes/get/1171 /episode/1171 Empires: Peter & Paul and the Christian Rev. Pt. 2 /episode-player/1171
Kingdom of David: The Gifts of the Jews Air date: 12-15-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1354559410/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Rabbis struggle to reinvigorate Judaism after the Romans destroy temples; the rise of Christianity. /episodes/get/1167 /episode/1167 Empires: Kingdom of David: The Gifts of the Jews /episode-player/1167
Kingdom of David: The End of Days Air date: 12-14-2009 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1354548543/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Conflict erupts between Jews and Romans when Pompeii enters Judah in 63 B.C. /episodes/get/1166 /episode/1166 Empires: Kingdom of David: The End of Days /episode-player/1166
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Kingdom of David: Rivers of Babylon
In 586 B.C., exiled Israelites write down stories of Judah.
Air date: 12/12/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1354541084/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 586 B.C., exiled Israelites write down stories of Judah. /episodes/get/1165 /episode/1165 Empires: Kingdom of David: Rivers of Babylon /episode-player/1165
Kingdom of David: Book and the Sword
Ezra reads the Bible to illiterate Judeans in 458 B.C.; the Maccabees defend their religious freedom.
Air date: 12/13/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1354542849/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ezra reads the Bible to illiterate Judeans in 458 B.C.; the Maccabees defend their religious freedom. /episodes/get/1164 /episode/1164 Empires: Kingdom of David: Book and the Sword /episode-player/1164
Kingdom of David: The End of Days
Conflict erupts between Jews and Romans when Pompeii enters Judah in 63 B.C.
Air date: 12/14/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1354548543/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Conflict erupts between Jews and Romans when Pompeii enters Judah in 63 B.C. /episodes/get/1166 /episode/1166 Empires: Kingdom of David: The End of Days /episode-player/1166
Kingdom of David: The Gifts of the Jews
Rabbis struggle to reinvigorate Judaism after the Romans destroy temples; the rise of Christianity.
Air date: 12/15/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1354559410/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Rabbis struggle to reinvigorate Judaism after the Romans destroy temples; the rise of Christianity. /episodes/get/1167 /episode/1167 Empires: Kingdom of David: The Gifts of the Jews /episode-player/1167
Peter & Paul and the Christian Rev. Pt. 1
Early Christianity faced powerful obstacles. The might of the Roman Empire and the power-politics of ancient Jerusalem lay a heavy burden on those who believed Jesus was "the Messiah."
Air date: 12/16/2009
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1352482060/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Early Christianity faced powerful obstacles. The might of the Roman Empire and the power-politics of ancient Jerusalem lay a heavy burden on those who believed Jesus was "the Messiah." /episodes/get/1170 /episode/1170 Empires: Peter & Paul and the Christian Rev. Pt. 1 /episode-player/1170
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