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Islam, empire of faith / a Gardner Films production in association with PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises ; produced and directed by Robert Gardner ; Jonathan Grupper, series writer.

Gardner, Robert, 1925-2014 (Added Author). Grupper, Jonathan. (Added Author). Roughton, Richard. (Added Author). Kingsley, Ben, 1943- (Added Author). Gardner Films, Inc. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Added Author). Devillier-Donegan Enterprises. (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author). Paramount Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). Narrator, Ben Kingsley. (Cast).
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http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/ - Connect to material related to this title online.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville NF DVD 297.09 (Text) 76895000197659 1st Floor Audio Visual Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD 297.09 Islam (Text) 31208910520750 audiovisual Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415707553
  • ISBN: 9781415707555
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video ; 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced in 2000.
Special features include: Behind-the-scenes look at the making; A tour of ancient Islamic architecture with producer's commentary.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pt. 1. Messenger / writer, Richard Roughton -- pt. 2. Awakening -- pt. 3. Ottomans.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Regis Becker ; editors, Christopher Schultz, David Grossbach ; music, Leonard Lionnet.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Ben Kingsley.
Summary, etc.:
This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Islam > History.
Islam > Influence.
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television programs > United States.

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