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Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark

Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark, aired in 1969, is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Kenneth Clark, outlining the history of Western art, architecture, and philosophy since the Dark Ages. The series consists of thirteen episodes, taking a historical approach to Western art from the collapse of Roman empire to the mid 20th century.

Episode 06 - Protest and Communication

Kenneth Clark takes us back to the Reformation. Traveling through Germany, France and England, he looks at Albrecht Durer, Martin Luther, the world of Erasmus, Montaigne, and Shakespeare.


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Protestant Reformation
The Protestant Reformation was the schism within Western Christianity initiated by John Wycliffe, Jan Hus, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other early Protestants.
The Reformation and art
The Protestant Reformation during the 16th century in Europe ushered in a new artistic tradition that embraced the Protestant agenda and diverged drastically from the southern European tradition and the humanist art produced during the high Renaissance.

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Episode 01 - The Skin of Our Teeth
Episode 02 - The Great Thaw
Episode 03 - Romance and Reality
Episode 04 - Man: The Measure of All Things
Episode 05 - The Hero as Artist
Episode 06 - Protest and Communication
Episode 07 - Grandeur and Obedience
Episode 08 - The Light of Experience
Episode 09 - The Pursuit of Happiness
Episode 10 - The Smile of Reason
Episode 11 - The Worship of Nature
Episode 12 - The Fallacies of Hope
Episode 13 - Heroic Materialism