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  • Economics

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    While money might be a relatively new introduction to human society, the concept of trade, battering and early economics are not. In this section the articles and podcasts will draw out the questions of what are economics, how they have changed over time and what is the South Sea bubble?...

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  • After the Civil War: The Rise of an Economic Power

    Podcast

    In this podcasts Dr Christopher Phelps of the University of Nottingham discusses how did the United States developed into being the dominant economic power of the early 20th century.

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  • Akbar and the consolidation of Mughal control

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ushma Williams looks at the consolidation of Mughal control over India, political and economic developments, the impact of India on Akbar and the Mughal relationship with the Safavids, Ottomans and Europeans.

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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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  • Artisans and the craft economy in Scotland c.1780-1914

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stana Nenadic  looks at Artisans and the craft economy in Scotland c.1780-1914 and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • China 1976 to present: change and reform.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Arne Westad looks at the changes that have taken place in China since the death of Mao Zedong.

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  • History of Electricty

    Podcast

    In this series of podcasts Dr Patricia Fara of Clare College, Cambridge, examines the role of the Royal Society in the development of electricity.

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  • How stable was the Weimar Republic between 1924-29?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Benjamin Ziemann of the University of Sheffield examines the stability of the Weimar Republic.

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  • Key elements that led to the disintegration of the USSR

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Edwin Bacon of Birkbeck University of London discusses the USSR from 1982-1991 and the key elements that led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

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  • Margaret Thatcher and her Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans looks at the rise, fall and legacy of Margaret Thatcher's premiership.

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  • Origins of the European Financial Markets

    Podcast

    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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  • The American Trade Union Movement

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    In this podcast Dr Christopher Phelps of the University of Nottingham discusses the origins of the American Trade Union and Labour movements and looks at how they developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • The British Empire in India

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jon Wilson of King's College London looks at the origins of the British Empire in India, the importance of the East India Company, Anglo-French rivalry in India, the significance of relations between the British and the Indian princes for the expansion of British rule, the Governor...

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  • The Chinese Communist Government in the 1950s & early 1960s

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Patricia Thornton of Merton College, Oxford examines the successes and failures of the Communist governments first decade in power.

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  • The Franco-British Rivalry

    Podcast

    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 Great Depression

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Fearon of the University of Leicester discusses the economic and social impact of the Great Depression in the United States.

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  • The Indus Valley Civilisation

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Dr Mark Manuel of the University of Durham looks at the Indus Valley Civilisation.

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  • The Industrial Revolution & the Town

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Roey Sweet of the University of Leicester discusses the impact the Industrial Revolution had on towns and cities in Britain in the 18th century.

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  • The Opium Wars

    Podcast

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

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  • The Origins of the British Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Trevor Burnard of the University of Warwick looks at the the primary forces which led to the development of the British Empire, the role of commerce and trade, the role of war in imperial expansion during this period and the importance of the slave trade.

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