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  • Early Modern Europe

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    Traditionally, the Early Modern period covers the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries and we have kept to this tradition. The podcasts collected here introduce the origins and impact of the Reformation, its successor the Renaissance and the conflicting and complex events occurring in Spain. All of our sections are constantly...

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  • Origins of the European Financial Markets

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    In this podcast Dr Anne Murphy of the University of Hertfordshire looks at the early origins of the European financial markets from the Italian Renaissance to the present day. Dr Murphy also provides a useful introduction to finance, the stock market and the bond market.

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  • Ferdinand and Isabella: the Unification of Spain

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    In this podcast Dr Glyn Redworth examines the cultural differences and differences of ambition of Ferdinand and Isabella, their marriage as a personal union as opposed to political union, what happened after the death of Queen Isabella in 1504 and motives for unification.

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  • The Reformation: The Response of the Holy Roman Empire

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    In this podcast Dr Henry Cohn of Warwick University takes you through the importance of relations with the state for the survival and growth of Protestantism, division and the Peasants War, the rise of state control over the Church, the response of the Emperor and the limitations of imperial power,...

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  • The Reformation: Social and Cultural Implications

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    In this podcast Professor Beat Kumin of Warwick University gives you an overview of the impact of the Reformation, discusses the social and cultural implications of the Reformation, talks about some of the debates among historians about the reformation and looks at the impact the Reformation had on European foreign...

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  • The Origins of the Reformation

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    In this podcast Professor Peter Marshall of Warwick University takes you through the causes of the Reformation, explanations of why this Reformation was successful, the importance of technological developments to the Reformation and why a de-centralised Germany proved fertile grounds for the development of the Reformation.

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  • The Reformation: Key Figures and Groups

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    In this podcast Dr Penny Roberts of Warwick University takes you through the other key contributors to the international appeal of the reform movement aside from Calvin or Luther: Zwingli , Bullinger, Theodore Bezer, Martin Bucer and also radicals, rebels and resistance: the Huguenots, the Dutch rebellion, the Anabaptists and...

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  • Martin Luther and John Calvin

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    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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  • Charles V of Spain

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    In this podcast Dr Glyn Redworth looks at the reign of Charles V of Spain.

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  • Interpretations of the Spanish Golden Age

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

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  • Phillip II of Spain

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    In this podcast Dr Francois Soyer looks at Phillip II's reign, how his government worked, the emergence of a new social class in Spain, the problems with personal rule: inefficiency, corruption and unrealistic expectations and Hapsburg rule under Phillip, bureaucracy and the growth of modern government.

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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 Spanish Inquisition

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    In this podcast Dr Francois Soyer looks at the origins, organisation and impact of the Spanish Inquisition.

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  • An Introduction to the Renaissance

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

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  • The Franco-British Rivalry

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    In this podcast Professor Roey Sweet of the University of Leicester looks at the relationship between Britain and France in the 18th century.

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  • The impact of the Reformation on Jewish-Christian Relations

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University of London looks at the impact of the Reformation on Jewish-Christian relations?

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  • The Thirty Years War

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Frank Tallett of the University of Reading looks at the Thirty Years War.

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