The historical drama or period drama is a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous people. Some historical dramas are docudramas, which attempt an accurate portrayal of a historical event or biography, to the degree that the available historical research will allow. Other historical dramas are fictionalized tales that are based on an actual person and their deeds, such as Braveheart, loosely based on the 13th-century knight William Wallace's fight for Scotland's independence. Due to the sheer volume of films included in this genre and in the interest of continuity, this list is focused on films pertaining to the history of Near Eastern and Western civilization. For films pertaining to the history of East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, please refer to the list of Asian historical drama films. Walking with Dinosaurs the Movie The Land Before Time Disney's Dinosaur Quest for Fire The Good Dinosaur The Clan of the Cave Bear Ice Age Alpha 10,000 BC Early Man Year One List of films based on actual events List of films based on Greco-Roman mythology List of Vietnamese historical period drama films List of films set in ancient Rome List of war films and TV specials List of World War II films Middle Ages in film List of films based on Arthurian legend Asian historical period drama films Jidaigeki Samurai cinema Historical period drama Historical fantasy Lists of Western films List of film noir titles List of dystopian films Lists of science fiction films Albertz, Rainer.
Israel in Exile: The History and Literature of the Sixth Century B. C. E. Society of Biblical Literature. ISBN 9781589830554. History on Film—A historian looks at how Hollywood has presented historical events in the films. Fraser, George McDonald, The Hollywood History of the World, from One Million Years B. C. to'Apocalypse Now', London: M. Joseph, 1988. S. ed.", New York: Beech Tree Books, cop. 1988. Both eds. collate thus: xix, 268 p. amply ill.. ISBN 0-7181-2997-0, 0-688-07520-7 The Period-Drama Timeline—listing costume dramas according to the year in which they are set. Enchanted Serenity of Period Films—A fansite dedicated to period films. Period Movies and Dramas—listings of period films and costume dramas according to various criteria. Recycled Movie Costumes—Site dedicated to documenting costumes used in more than one film Frock Flicks—Blog and podcast about costumes in historical costume movies and TV shows. Period Movies Box—Blog with information on latest period movies, exciting facts and honest reviews
Yue Kaixian was a politician in the Republic of China. Another art-name was Pijiang, he was born in Sichuan. Yue Kaixian claimed that he was descended from Yue Fei, a hero in Southern Song Dynasty. From 1933 until February 1936, Yue Kaixian worked as the Foreign Ministry's Special Negotiator to Chahar. Yue Kaixian participated in the Provisional Government of the Republic of China. In January 1939 he was appointed Director to the Foreign Affairs Bureau of the Administrative Council of the same Government. In March 1940 the Wang Jingwei regime was established, he was appointed Chief to the General Office for Business which post he held until November 1943. After that the whereabouts of Yue Kaixian were unknown. Liu Shoulin; the Chronological Table of the Republic's Officer. Zhonghua Book Company. ISBN 7-101-01320-1. Intelligence Department of Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Japan (外務省情報部）; the Directory of Current Chineser, revised edition. Researching and Compilation Department of Toua Doubunkai
Elisabeth or Elsbeth Stagel was a Dominican nun and prioress of the Töss Convent. Stagel was born into a noble family of the daughter of a councilor, she developed a deep friendship with Henry Suso, the two remained in active correspondence. Suso considered Stagel his spiritual daughter. During their meetings, Stagel asked Suso to help her understand the pathway to God by sharing with her his own experiences. However, Suso did not know that the well-educated nun was keeping the letters he sent her and recording all that Suso told her, concerning both theological matters and his extreme practices of personal penance; when Suso learned of Stagel's undertaking, he requested the texts and proceeded to burn them, saving only the second installment of manuscripts for the sake of educating other religious. Suso forbade Stagel to imitate him by fearing for her health; the historicity of Stagel as the author of the Lives of the Nuns of Töss, a work containing biographies of 39 nuns and providing a comprehensive picture of mysticism in the Töss Convent, is subject to debate.
Blessed Elizabeth of Hungary may have been one of the nuns whose life Stagel described but this allegation has been disputed because the book portrays Blessed Elizabeth's stepmother, Agnes of Austria, dowager queen of Hungary negatively. Stagel died in Töss. Stagel's work is integral to understanding mysticism and monastic life in medieval Germany. Oehninger, Robert H.: Wir hatten eine selige Schwester... 33 Lebensberichte über Dominikanerinnen aus dem Kloster Töss bei Winterthur. Werd Verlag, Zürich 2003 Stagel, Elsbeth: Das Leben der Schwestern zu Töß. Rotapfel-Verlag, Erlenbach-Zürich, 1923