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  • Religion

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    In this section religions, religious belief and many elements of religiosity are explored and discussed. Early pagan beliefs in Britain and Ireland to the worship of gods across Europe are explored as are the religious changes that monotheism introduced. How religion affects themes of power, individuality and architecture are debated...

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  • 19th Century Religious Movements

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    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University looks at the significance of the religious movements in the 19th century in producing social and political change in the UK.

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  • An Introduction to the Renaissance

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Gabriele Neher of the University of Nottingham provides an introduction to the Renaissance.

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  • Ancient British and Irish Pagan Religion

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol looks at Ancient British and Irish Pagan Religion.

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  • Ancient Greek Myths and Legends

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Fiona Hobden of the University of Liverpool looks at what Greek myths and legends can tell us about how the early ancient Greeks saw their world.

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  • Britain and Religion in the 20th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University examines how the UK's relationship with religion has changed in the 20th Century and the significance of this change.

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  • Britain's Hindu Communities

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Hindu communities.

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  • Britain's Sikh Communities

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Sikh communities.

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  • Cardinal Wolsey - Career and Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Steven Gunn of Merton College, Oxford, discusses Wolsey as a statesman, historical interpretation, the revival of strength of royal government, the church, reform, heresy and education, Wolsey's impact on government, Wolsey and finance, Wolsey and military, Wolsey and social policy and Wolsey's legacy.

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  • Charlemagne and the Carolingians

    Podcast

    In this HA Podcast Series Professor Joanna Story of the University of Leicester discusses Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire.

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  • Christianity and Medieval European Life

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University of London discusses the influence of Christianity on medieval European life.

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  • Christianity in the Roman Empire

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    In this podcast Dr Emma-Jayne Graham and Professor Helen King of the Open University discuss how Christianity became the dominant religion of the Roman world.

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  • Early Modern British Jewish History

    Podcast

    Shakespeare. Cromwell and Ben Israel. Marrano Jews become an integral part of the community.

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  • Elizabeth I and Spain: The road to war

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sue Doran of Christ Church College, Oxford, discusses whether war with Spain was inevitable, why Tudor relations with Spain decline, the Netherlands, Elizabeth I's desire to avoid war, 1581 and the road to war.

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  • End of the World Cults

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Penelope Corfield looks at the history of 'End of the World Cults'.

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  • Iconoclasm

    Podcast

    This podcasts looks at the two periods in the history of the Byzantine Empire when the use of religious images or icons was opposed by religious and imperial authorities within the Eastern Church and the temporal imperial hierarchy.

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  • Jewish-Christian Relations between 1100-1600

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    In this podcast Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University of London looks at Christian-Jewish relations in Europe between 1100-1600.

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  • Legacy of the Crusades

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith looks at the initial and long term effects of Crusades and examines how they have been treated by both western and eastern historians and thinkers over time.

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  • Martin Luther and John Calvin

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Marshall of Warwick University takes you through the importance of Martin Luther to the Protestant Reformation, the implications of Luther's teachings, how Luther's teachings were interpreted and mis-interpreted, the need for support from the political authorities, internal protestant disputes, the rise of Calvin and a...

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  • Medieval British Jewish History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Paula Kitching looks at the history of the British Jewish Community in the Medieval Period.

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