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Empires: Martin Luther

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Catalogue Number:  040013
ISBN Number:  0793642329
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  History, Religious Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2002
Running Time:  120
Closed Captions:  Yes

DVD Price:  $76.99
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Martin Luther's 95 theses gained popularity with the common people, but the Church excommunicated him. Courageously, he asked Germany's secular rulers to stand up to Rome. Saxony's Frederick the Wise protected him, convincing Holy Roman Emperor Charles to meet him. On his way to the Diet of Worms, he met cheering crowds. Luther refused to recant; a split Diet set him free. In Wartburg, he translated the Bible into German.

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