Renaissances

Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires

Episode 5 Premiere Date: May 15 at 8/7c

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Episode 5

Renaissances

Aired: 2018-05-15 53:36 Expires: 2018-06-13 Rating: TV-PG

Travel east and west— to Renaissance Italy and the contemporaneous Islamic empires.

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In many European minds, the word Renaissance evokes ideas about the radical transformation in thought and art that took place in Italy starting in the 1400s.

But in the 15th and 16th centuries the great Islamic empires experienced their own extraordinary cultural flowering and the two did not unfold in separate artistic universes.

This episode goes to both east and west: to Papal Rome, Mughal India and to Ottoman Istanbul exploring these connections and rivalries.

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