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Travel east and west to explore the connections and rivalries between Renaissance Italy and the Islamic empires that experienced their own cultural flowering in the 15th and 16th centuries. Both spheres were open to influences flowing both ways. Episode 5, Renaissances, premieres Tuesday, May 15 at 8/7c.
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Civilizations surveys the history of art, from antiquity to the present, on a global scale. Episodes reveal the role art and creative imagination have played in forging humanity, and introduce viewers to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination across cultures.