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  • Ancient World History

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    In this section we cover the period of time from pre-history to 400 AD. There are in-depth studies of the Indus Valley and of early Persian society and conflict. All of our sections are constantly being updated and added to. If you think that there is a specific area or...

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  • Alexander the Great

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of St Andrews provides and introduction to Alexander the Great.

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  • Alexander the Great in context

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of St Andrews looks at the rise of Macedonia, relations with the Greek city-states, the cult of personality that arises after Alexander's death and the significance of his Empire.

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  • Alexander the Great's Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of St Andrews discusses Alexander's character, his government and how historians view Alexander now.

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  • The Life & Significance of Constantine the Great

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Mark Humphries discusses the life and significance of Constantine the Great focusing on Constantine's role in the development of Christianity and the founding of Constantinople.

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  • St Augustine of Hippo

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Conrad Leyser of Worcester College, University of Oxford, looks at the life, ideas and significance of St Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD).

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  • What was the Byzantine Empire?

    Podcast

    This podcast covers the basics: name, dates, geography, origins in the Late Roman Empire, and how the Byzantine Empire fits with Medieval History, East and West in general.

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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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  • Christianity in the Roman Empire

    Podcast

    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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  • The Greek-Persian War

    Podcast

    An HA Podcasted History looking at the Greek-Persian War featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.

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  • Introduction to the Persian Empire

    Podcast

    An introduction to the Persian Empire featuring Professor Thomas Harrison of the University of Liverpool.

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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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