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  • Culture

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    The definitions of what is culture may change but the practice of understanding, and unpicking cultural history is an important dimension to understanding any historical period. In this section articles explore the way that definitions of culture have changed and how those changes have affected values and attitudes.  The impact...

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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 Greece & Rome: Similarities and Differences

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Ursula Rothe & Dr Colin Andrews of the Open University discuss how the social, moral and religious life in Rome differed from that of ancient Greece.

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  • Ancient Greek Myths and Legends

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    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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  • Darwin and the Origin of Species

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project look at how Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection and the significance of his publication: The Origin of Species.

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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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  • Greek Comedy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Fiona Hobden of the University of Liverpool discusses what Greek Comedy can tell us about society of ancient Greece.

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  • Greek Drama

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Fiona Hobden of the University of Liberpool looks at the legacy of Ancient Greek Drama.

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  • Greek Tragedy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Fiona Hobden of the University of Liverpool discusses what Greek Tragedy can tell us about society of ancient Greece.

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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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  • Interpretations of the Spanish Golden Age

    Podcast

    What was the long term impact of the Spanish Golden Age? How have interpretations of this period changed over time?

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  • Latin Poets and their Role in Roman Society

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    In this podcast Dr Joanna Paul & Dr Paula Jones of the Open University discuss the role and significance of the Latin Poets in Roman society.

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  • Life in Ancient Persia

    Podcast

    Searching for the truth about Persian life from the sources featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.

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  • Nazi creation of a Volksgemeinschaft

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stephenson examines the extent that the Nazis were able to create a Volksgemeinschaft and the role propaganda played.

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  • Power, Protest and Music in the United States

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Brian Ward of Northumbria University discusses the role and significance of music in the American Civil Rights movement.

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  • Scottish Myths and Legends

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St Andrews discusses the Scottish myths and legends and some of the origins myths.

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  • Second Wave Feminism as a personal journey.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ms Jean Spence discusses how she discovered feminism and how being part of the feminist movement changed both hers and many other womens lives.

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  • Spain and Europe during the Spanish Golden Age

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    In this podcast Dr Glyn Redworth looks at the impact of Spain relations with its neighbours, foreign perspectives of Spain; the black legend of Spain, ideological differences and ideological prejudice.

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  • The Cultural Revolution 1966-1976

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr. Yangwen Zheng of the University of Manchester looks at the origins, theatre and consequences of the Cultural Revolution.

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