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Barbarians 2 (History Channel)
Barbarians 2
History Channel
Genres: Drama, Television, Documentary
NR     2007     3hr 8min

This follow up to the acclaimed barbarians series tell the savage story of four of historys most fearsome tribes: the saxons the franks the vandals & the lombards. Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 04/24/2007 Run tim...  more »


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Genres: Drama, Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Drama, Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/24/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 3hr 8min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

More Barbarians From the History Channel
Matthew S. Schweitzer | Columbus, OH United States | 03/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the second DVD set from the History Channel that focuses on the Barbarian tribes of the Dark Ages. This series includes episodes on the Vandals, Franks, Lombards, and the Saxons. The first Barbarian series was an excellent introduction to a forgotten period in European history and despite some minor flaws, was thoroughly enjoyable. This second set, available currently through the History Channel, continues to bring this period to life as never before.

In the years leading up to and following the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West, hordes of often hungry and warlike barbarians swarmed into Roman lands from the East and North, inundating an already weak Imperial government in Rome. In many cases, these barbarian tribes were hired as mercenaries and served the Empire as hired muscle against other barbarians. This series focuses on some of the most famous of these groups, two of which went on to become extremely important in post- Imperial Europe. The Franks, under the ruthless, but powerful, King Clovis, would found a great kingdom of their own and lay the foundations for the Holy Roman Empire. The Saxons, surging west from Germania, would launch an invasion of Britain, claiming lands vacated by the retreating Romans, and served as the deadly enemies of the Britannic warlord who became the basis for the mythical King Arthur. The Vandals and the Lombards, though less well-known, also left their bloody mark on history as enemies of the Empire. This period of history saw the collapse of civilization in the West and the emergence of a chaotic time known to history as the Dark Ages. At the same time, Christianity spread throughout Europe, largely at the hands of the Barbarians themselves who came to embrace, at least nominally, a belief in Christ.

The History Channel's documentaries aren't always perfect and only so much can be presented in a one-hour episode. That said, I found this series very entertaining and educational. As with so many other such DVDs, this set serves as a introduction to a complex subject, but one worth exploring for those with an interest."
History channel delivers again on the barbarians
Rhett D. Sorensen | Provo, Ut USA | 08/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The 2nd addition is every bit as good as the 1st. These are well made and very entertaining. Much of the footage is dramatization, and they do a surprisingly good job considering that it isn't a multi-million dollar hollywood production. My personal favorite was the one on the Celts, it was extremely intersting. Franks was my 2nd favorite. All 4 were very very good though. If you enjoy medieval history and you enjoy the dramatization style then you will absolutely LOVE this set. Again, very informative and very entertaining."
Joseph C. Martinak | Perryopolis, PA United States | 08/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great way to learn about the different groups who ran around Europe causing mayhem. Get Barbarians I and start!"