Oh, Europe

Episode 2: Of gods and emperors

Mass migration shakes up ancient Europe. In western Europe, migrants soon determine the way of life. Germanic tribes, who seek refuge in the Roman Empire, become the dominant force. They enjoy the Roman lifestyle – and gladly adopt the culture of the Imperium Romanum. In the East, Christianity is gaining ground. The city now known as Istanbul becomes the centre of European Christendom.


WRITER: Sabine Klauser      DIRECTOR: Martin Carazo Mendez, Christel Fomm, Christian Twente      PRESENTER: Annette Frier, Antonia de Rendinger      CAMERA: Martin Christ, Michael Kern, Roland Breitschuh, Marc Riemer   EDITOR:: Dieter Dehn, Benedikt Meyer-Schwickerath     MUSIC: Paul Rabiger      NARRATOR: Simon Roden      COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Olaf Grunert (ZDF/ARTE), Martin Pieper (ZDF/ARTE), Stefan Brauburger (ZDF/ZDFinfo)