|aThe Black death ; The Siege of Constantinople|h[videorecording] /|cTransatlantic films in co-production with TLC,Teleac, ORF and SBS.
|aTaipei, Taiwan :|bHarvest,|c.
|a1 videodisc (50 min.) :|bsd.,col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aHistory's turning points ;|v
|aSeries producer, Neil Cameron ; Executive producer, Revel Guest ; Black Death produced and directed by Emma Death ; Siege of Constantinople, 1453 A.D. produced and directed by Patrick Fleming.
|aBlack Death : When a plague ridden ship landed in Venice in 1347, the Venetian authorities immediately put it into quarantine but no-one thought to stop the rats from leaving the ship. Within three years, a third of Western Europe's population, many hundreds of villages, and a whole way of life had been destroyed.
|aSiege of Constantinople : For a thousand years, the Byzantine kings had lived in security behind the massive walls of Constantinople. In 1453 Sultan Mehmet decided to conquer the Balkans, and his first step was to sack Constantinople, the world's most impregnable fortress.