International Relations

Relations across the UK, Europe and globally are frequently changing, and have done so across our history. How these relations are recorded, monitored and treated are discussed in the collection of articles and podcasts here. The very concept of international relations is explored as are when boundaries and discussions between states and groups started to matter. What are the procedures, protocols and outcomes of a world according to the history of international relations are all under scrutiny?

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  • The Impact of Stalin's Leadership 1924-1941

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Jonathan Davis of Anglia Ruskin University look at the USSR from 1924-1941 and the impact of Stalin's leadership in the USSR during this period.

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  • The Korean War

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Michael Shin of the University of Cambridge examines the impact and significance of the Korean War.

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  • The Language & Politics of the Indian Independence Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Pritipuspa Mishra of the University of Southampton discusses how the language and politics of the Indian Independence movement changed between 1847 and 1947.

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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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  • The Origins of the Norman Conquest

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Bates of the University of East Anglia looks at the origins of the Norman Conquest.

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  • The Peninsular War

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Charles Esdaile of the University of Liverpool looks at the origins, development and significance of the Peninsular War.

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  • The Reformation: The Response of the Holy Roman Empire

    Podcast

    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 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.

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  • The Rise & Fall of Napoleon

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Malcolm Crook of Keele University looks at the rise and fall of Napoleon.

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  • The Rise of American Empire, 1865-1920

    Podcast

    In this extensive podcast series, Dr Alex Goodall of UCL looks at the growth of the United States as an international power from the end of the American Civil War through to the early twentieth century. This was a critical period for understanding the United States rise to superpower status in the twentieth...

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  • 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.

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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 Scottish Wars of Independence

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Michael Brown of the University of St Andrews looks at the origins of the Wars of Scottish Independence, how they developed and their significance.

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  • 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...

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  • The Significance of the Brezhnev Era

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Edwin Bacon of Birkbeck University of London examines the USSR from 1968-1982 and the significance of the Brezhnev era?

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  • 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.

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  • The Vikings

    Podcast

    An HA Podcasted History of the Vikings featuring Professor Rosamond McKitterick.

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  • The Vikings in Scotland

    Podcast

    In this short podcast Dr Alex Woolf of the University of St Andrews discusses the impact of the Vikings on Scotland.

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  • The significance of atomic and nuclear weapons

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Grant of Teeside University examines the significance of atomic and nuclear weapons within the context of the Cold War.

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