Modern

Starting with the nineteenth century and bringing us right up to the debates of today this section contains many brilliant podcasts that explore the recent and current work around us. Here the transformative events of war and peace between European nations are examined, while recent arguments of unity and separation provide an insight to contemporary political debate. Read more

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  • Britain in the Age of Revolutions

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    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore British responses to the American and French Revolutions. This playlist includes videos looking at the origins of the American Revolution; specific questions like ‘Why didn’t French-Canadians join the revolution?; and actor readings of key...

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  • Napoleon vs Wellington

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Charles Esdaile of the Unversity of Liverpool examines the styles and impact of Napoleon and Wellington on their respective armies and their roles in the Napoleonic wars.

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  • Germany after the 1848 Revolutions

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    In this podcast Dr Anna Ross analyzes the long-term impact of the 1848 Revolutions. Though the revoking of many constitutions at the time has caused the period to be viewed as a loss for liberal ideology, Ross discusses how these actions could be viewed as beneficial. Despite the constitutional rollback, government action...

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  • Germany: The Two Ottos, 1848-1871

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    In this podcast, Dr. Anna Ross of the University of Warwick considers both Otto von Manteuffel and Otto von Bismarck by examining the roles each played in the unification of Germany. She particularly focuses on Otto von Manteuffel and his contributions while in office, specifically his backing of constitutions, his reform of...

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  • 1848: Revolution in Germany

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    This podcast by Dr Anna Ross f the University of Warwick focusses on the Frankfurt National Assembly and its contribution to debate surrounding German nationalism. In its discussion of the rights of German people and its creation of the Imperial Constitution, Ross argues that the Frankfurt National Assembly ultimately set...

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  • Weltpolitik and German Nationalism

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    In this podcast Dr Colin Storer of the University of Warwick looks at the significance and legacy of the German nineteenth century foreign policy known as Weltpolitik (or ‘world politics’). In contrast with Bismarck’s continental Realpolitick which juggled alliances and politically isolated France in order to keep Germany safe and...

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  • Bismarck, German Unification & the Rise of the German Empire.

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    In this podcast Dr Colin Storer of the University of Warwick looks at the life of Otto von Birsmarck (1815-1898), his role in German unification, the rise of the German Empire, his downfall and his legacy. 1. Bismarck’s background. 2. Career progression. 3. How important was Bismarck to the cause...

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  • The German Industrial and Scientific Revolution

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    In this podcast Dr Colin Storer of the University of Warwick examines the factors that led to Germany’s industrial and scientific revolution in the 19th century and its significance. Though German was previously seen as a nation of intellectuals dating back to the reformation with Luther, and more recently with Kant, Hegel and...

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  • Napoleon

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    In this podcast Dr Michael Rowe of the University of King's College University of London looks at the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project.  

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  • The French Revolution: Legacy

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    In this podcast Professor Munro Price of the University of Bradford looks at the legacy and significance of the French Revolution. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project and recorded with the help of Maria Edwards and George Evans-Hulme, Student Ambassadors at the University of Kent.  

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  • Napoleon: Man and Myth

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    In this podcast Professor Michael Broers of the University of Oxford looks at the significance of Napoleon Bonaparte. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project and recorded with the help of Maria Edwards, Student Ambassador at the University of Kent.  

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  • Remembering the Siege of Sarajevo

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    The Balkan Crisis of the 1990s was tragic yet also extremely complex with many different perspectives of events. In this podcast, Rešad Trbonja recounts his own experience of being a young Bosnian Muslim during the Siege of Sarajevo. Rešad is talking to HA Education Manager Melanie Jones who was invited to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2017...

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  • The Origins of the Spanish Civil War

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    In this podcast Dr Peter Anderson of the University of Leeds looks at the origins of the Spanish Civil War.

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  • Britain and Europe 1945-2005

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    In this podcast Professor Stanley Henig of the University of Lancaster looks at Britain's relationship with Europe from 1945-2005.

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  • Germany and Denazification

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    In this podcast Dr Christina von Hodenberg of Queen Mary, University of London examines the allied occupation of Germany and the differing approaches to produce a denazified Germany.

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  • How popular was the Nazi regime?

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    In this podcast Sir Ian Kershaw looks at the popularity of the Nazi regime.

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  • Nazi Policy: From persecution to extermination

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    In this podcast Sir Ian Kershaw examines how Nazi policy on the Jews progressed from persecution to extermination.

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  • Nazi creation of a Volksgemeinschaft

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    In this podcast Professor Stephenson examines the extent that the Nazis were able to create a Volksgemeinschaft and the role propaganda played. 1. Nazi creation of a Volksgemeinschaft: Introduction 2. Equality but only amongst Aryans. Class irrelevant. 3. Indoctrination: promoting an unconditional sense of solidarity amongst Aryans. 4. Traditional allegiances...

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  • What was Hitler's role?

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    In this podcast Dr Christina von Hodenberg of Queen Mary, University of London looks at Hitler's role and explores both Hitler's intentions and motives and the structures and local elites around him.

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  • The Rise of the Nazi Party

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    In this podcast Professor Stephenson looks at the rise of the Nazi Party: How important to Nazi support were the crises of 1923? How important was the Wall Street Crash to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933? To what extent was the Nazi seizure of power a legal revolution?

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