From Splendor to RuinStreaming Video - 2006
This program covers the founding of Constantinople as a second Rome, its flowering when the Roman Empire in the West was shattered, its gradual decline under the impact of Normans, Turks, Venetians, and the Crusades, and finally, its fall in 1453. The program describes the history, art, and religious significance of Byzantium, its attempts to restore the Roman Empire, its influence in the West, and its heritage.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1989
Alternative Title: From splendor to ruin