Medieval

Section Guide

Sort by: Date (Newest first) | Title A-Z
Show: All | Articles | Podcasts | Multipage Articles
  • Medieval

    Information

    In this section we cover the period of time from the fifth century to the late-fifteenth. In this section a number of podcasts explore the history, impact and legacy of events and ideas of the Middle East. Historic engagements between the cultures of the Middle East and Europe still have...

    Click to view
  • The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period

    Podcast

    The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, also called Five Dynasties, was an era of political upheaval in 10th-century imperial China. During this period, five states quickly succeeded one another in the Chinese Central Plain, while more than a dozen concurrent states were established elsewhere, mainly in south China. Traditionally,...

    Click to view
  • The Tang Dynasty

    Podcast

    In this podcast Lance Pursey, Chen Xue and Jonathan Dugdale of the University of Birmingham look at the culture, influence and the significance of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

    Click to view
  • The Legacy of the Crusades

    Article

    The Legacy of the Crusades: memory, myth and misuse in the Modern Age - Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London This podcast was recorded at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. This talk explored the contrasting memories and legacies of the...

    Click to view
  • The Islamic conquest of Spain and the Reconquista

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Francois Soyer, of the University of Southampton, looks at the establishment of an Islamic Spain, the transmission of knowledge from the Islamic world to Latin Christendom and the Reconquista

    Click to view
  • Saladin and the Third Crusade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Tom Asbridge of Queen Mary, University of London examines Saladin's rise to power, his motivations, his achievements and his legacy.

    Click to view
  • Legacy of the Crusades

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith looks at the initial and long term effects of Crusades and examines how they have been treated by both western and eastern historians and thinkers over time.

    Click to view
  • The Second Crusade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London examines the Frankish establishment of control of the coast, economic and political development of the Latin East, the Revolt of Count Hugh of Jaffa and Melisende, Edessa and the re-emergence of Jihad, Bernard of Clairvaux, motives for going...

    Click to view
  • The First Crusade - Causes and Consequences

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith gives an outline of events and causes of the First Crusade.

    Click to view
  • The Rise of an Islamic Civilisation

    Podcast

    An HA Podcasted History of the Rise of an Islamic Civilisation featuring Dr Caroline Goodson of Birkbeck, University of London.

    Click to view
  • The First Crusade - Antioch, Edessa, the fall of Jerusalem and the Crusader States

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Riley-Smith examines Antioch: the turning point of the Crusade, Edessa, the advance on Jerusalem, the use of modern warfare, the massacre of Jerusalem, ethnic cleansing, the consequences of the fall of Jerusalem and the creation of the Crusader States.

    Click to view
  • The First Crusade - Development across Europe and Asia Minor

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Riley-Smith looks at the epic nature of the First Crusade and how the crusade proceeded across Europe and Asia Minor.

    Click to view
  • The Rift between the churches of Rome and Constantinople

    Podcast

    This podcast looks at the relations between the Papacy and the Patriarchate of Constantinople - between Schism and Union.

    Click to view
  • 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.

    Click to view
  • Structures of power in the Byzantine Empire

    Podcast

    This podcast looks at the court, the Church and the army as well as social stratification in the Byzantine Empire.

    Click to view
  • The Abbasid Caliphate

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Emeritus Professor Gerald Hawting of SOAS, University of London provides an introduction to the Abbasid (750-1258) Caliphate.

    Click to view
  • Decline and Fall of the Byzantine Empire

    Podcast

    This podcast looks at the period 1204-1453 and discusses the political, but also cultural history of the Empire in this era with an emphasis on what Byzantium bequeathed to the early modern world - the Renaissance in Italy.

    Click to view
  • The Umayyad Caliphate

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Emeritus Professor Gerald Hawting of SOAS, University of London provides an introduction to the Umayyad (661-750) Caliphate.

    Click to view
  • The Byzantine Empire & Regional Rivals

    Podcast

    From global to regional superpower, survival and revivalThis podcast looks at the period from 500-1204 charting the history of the Empire as it met with formidable enemies and had to adapt to change.

    Click to view