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  • Early Modern World

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    Traditionally, the Early Modern period covers the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries and we have kept to this tradition. Empires and the dominance of trade have a strong presence in the history of this period and that is seen and felt on a global scale. The podcasts here explore how...

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  • From Rebellion to Republic

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Rachel Herrmann of the University of Southampton looks at the key challenges faced by the United States after winning the War of Independence.

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  • The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the New World

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Glyn Redworth looks at the factors that led to the Spanish Empire in the new world, why Ferdinand and Isabella backed Columbus and discusses how Spain was able to consolidate an Empire of such magnitude.

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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 Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Gad Heuman of the University of Warwick examines the origins of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the triangular trade, race, slave society and the changing interpretations of the abolition of the slave trade.

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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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  • The British Empire: Relations with the American colonies

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stephen Conway of University College London discusses the relations between the American colonies and Britain before, during and after the American War of Independence.

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  • The Fall & Rise of Islamic Europe & its' impact on European Jews

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University of London looks at how the Reconquista and the rise of the Ottoman Empire affected the European Jewish community.

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  • Captain Cook & the discovery of Australia & New Zealand

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman discusses Captain Cook and the discovery of Australia & New Zealand.

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  • The Emergence of the Mughal Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ushma Williams looks at the emergence of the Mughal Empire.

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  • The Decline of the Mughal Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ushma Williams looks at the decline, fall and legacy of the Mughal Empire.

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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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  • 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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