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Can you suggest great, chronological, world history documentary series?
posted by Sustainable Chiles to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to watch some interesting, fairly linear documentaries about world history. Assume I have only passing knowledge of the scope of world history and how it fits together over time and want to learn more. Older documentaries are welcome as long as they're not too "old-school" ('how could anyone criticize colonialism, say what, old chap?').
I'm familiar with Connections, and while good, the series isn't very linear with respect to historical progression; It's more based on exploring a concept over time. I'd prefer ones that cover the entirety of history, but great ones that deal with a particular era are fine too.