Mankind: The Story of All of Us

The BEST episodes of Mankind: The Story of All of Us

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Mankind: The Story of All of Us is an American documentary television series on History that premiered on November 13, 2012 in the US and the UK, and on November 14, 2012 in Asia. The broadcast is narrated by Josh Brolin in the US, Stephen Fry in the UK and Jack Thompson in Australia and NZ and from 12 July 2013 is also transmitted on the network Mediaset in Italy on Italia 1 channel.

Last Updated: 4/28/2022Network: History
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Plague
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8.28
46 votes

#1 - Plague

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/27/2012

Genghis Khan, the bloodiest warlord in history, sweeps south from Mongolia into China and creates a mighty empire. He leaves 40 million dead bodies in his wake. But a greater killer stalks Mankind - the Plague.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Pioneers
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8.03
58 votes

#2 - Pioneers

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/2012

Mankind embarks on a new age of exploration and tames the wilderness. In North America, Siberia and Australia ancient traditions are swept away in the name of commerce and science.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Inventors
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7.85
252 votes

#3 - Inventors

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/13/2012

On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first steps: Mankind begins. But it's a world full of danger.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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New World
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7.82
33 votes

#4 - New World

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/4/2012

The Aztecs have built a mighty empire that dominates Central America. But it will be destroyed because of a domino effect. 7,000 miles away in modern-day Turkey, the great trading center of Constantinople is overrun by an Islamic army.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Survivors
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7.78
40 votes

#5 - Survivors

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/27/2012

Gold from Africa kickstarts the rebirth of Europe. Money flows into Venice, creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs willing to take risks. In China, a new weapon, the gun, allows a peasant uprising to unify the country.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Treasure
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7.70
33 votes

#6 - Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/4/2012

In the Andes, the Spanish open up the largest silver mine in the world and mint millions of pesos de ocho (pieces of eight). These coins transform the global economy. They fill the treasure chests of pirates.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Iron Men
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7.68
135 votes

#7 - Iron Men

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/13/2012

A mysterious band of pirates plunders the Mediterranean coast - leaving destruction in its wake. Empires fall, but out of the chaos, we discover iron. Armed with this wonder metal, ordinary folk can overthrow tyrants and build a new world order.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Warriors
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7.68
74 votes

#8 - Warriors

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/20/2012

When Rome is sacked by barbarians, Europe enters a Dark Age. But from the fringes of the old empire, two new forces remake the world. The Arabs, funded by a gold rush, unite under the banner of Islam.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Revolutions
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7.58
64 votes

#9 - Revolutions

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/11/2012

Two great revolutions entwine. The American Revolution inspires dreams of political and personal liberty. The Industrial Revolution replaces muscle power with machines, freeing Mankind from nature's limits.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Speed
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7.55
58 votes

#10 - Speed

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/18/2012

The end of the Civil War allows Mankind to go into overdrive. This is an age of innovation, transformation and mass production. People believe that `Anything, everything, is possible.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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New Frontiers
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7.53
55 votes

#11 - New Frontiers

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/18/2012

Mankind takes on godlike powers: to feed billions of people, reshape the landscape, re-engineer the human body. The greatest power of all was unleashed over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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Empires
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7.51
82 votes

#12 - Empires

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/20/2012

When Rome is sacked by barbarians, Europe enters a Dark Age. But from the fringes of the old empire, two new forces remake the world. The Arabs, funded by a gold rush, unite under the banner of Islam.

Directors: Virginia Quinn
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