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The History of Spain Podcast

David Cot

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The History of Spain Podcast is a biweekly history podcast focused on the history of Spain and narrated following a chronological order. Subscribe to the podcast and the weekly newsletter on thehistoryofspain.com, check out there an awesome list of S...Show More
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42:18 | Aug 9th

This is episode 20 called Muslim Umayyad conquest of Spain and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - Introduction to a new and complex era of the history of Spain, the Medieval Spain of Muslims and Christians - What was Pre-Islamic Arabia li...Show More

27:19 | Jul 29th

This is episode 19 called Visigothic Twilight and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - The succession of Recceswinth and the rebellion of Paul against Wamba - The social problems that late 7th century Visigothic Kingdom was facing - The cou...Show More

30:11 | Jul 11th

This is episode 18 called Tyranny and Peace and in this episode you will learn: Show notes The steps that Chindasuinth followed to consolidate his power and prevent rebellions, which include executions and forced exiles How Chindasuinth used the Span...Show More

34:01 | Jun 14th

This is episode 17 called Changing dynasties and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - What was the ideal of good government in 7th century Christian Europe - The early internal problems of Sisebut due to eclipses - Sisebut's campaign agains...Show More

30:34 | May 29th

This is episode 16 called Visigothic conversion to Catholicism and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - Why there was a religious conflict in Visigothic Spain between Catholics and Arians - Why the reformed Arianism of Leovigild didn't work...Show More

34:18 | May 17th

This is episode 15 called Leovigild, restorer and unifier, and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - The solution of Liuva to save the Visigothic Kingdom and the importance of that decision - Leovigild's successful campaign against the Byzan...Show More

30:05 | Apr 29th

This is episode 14 called Ostrogothic interval and Byzantine invasion and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - The context and political map of Europe and North Africa after the traumatic Battle of Vouillé - What happened right after the Ba...Show More

32:27 | Apr 14th

This is episode 13 called Good bye, Roman Empire! and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - Who were Ricimer and Majorian, leaders of the coup d'état against Emperor Avitus - The situation of Hispania, especially in Gallaecia that was divide...Show More

27:34 | Mar 30th

This is episode 12 called The Apogee of the Kingdom of the Suebi and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - The situation of Hispania and Italy after the Vandals had left Hispania for North Africa - How weak the foundations of the Kingdom of ...Show More

32:40 | Mar 14th

This is episode 11 called Barbarians against Barbarians and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - The origins of the Visigoths and the Hunnic threat - The turbulent and complicated relationship between Visigoths and Romans - How the Visigoth...Show More

32:59 | Feb 27th

This is episode 10 called First Barbarian Invasions: Vandals, Suebi and Alans and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - Why the Migration Period started in the first place - Who the Alans, Vandals and Suebi were: their origins, characteristi...Show More

33:02 | Feb 14th

This is episode 9 called Hispania: Dominate and Expansion of Christianity and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - What aspects did the Crisis of the Third Century change in Hispania and the Roman Empire - About the firsts Germanic raids in...Show More

38:43 | Jan 29th

This is episode 8 called Hispania: Principate and Romanization and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - What does Romanization mean - What aspects Romanization involved - Which were the key elements or causes for the Romanization of Hispani...Show More

34:29 | Jan 14th

This is episode 7 called Roman Conquest of Hispania: Native Resistance and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - Why Rome took so much time conquering Hispania - What interests did Rome have in the Iberian Peninsula - What happened in the Ib...Show More

28:01 | Dec 13th, 2018

This is episode 6 called Roman Conquest of Hispania: Second Punic War and in this episode you will learn: Show notes - Which were the two rising Mediterranean powers: Carthage and Rome - Why was Carthage interested in controlling Spain - How and wh...Show More

21:25 | Nov 30th, 2018

This is episode 5 called Second Iron Age: Iberians, Celts and other Pre-Roman peoples and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - Everything about the Pre-Indo-European Iberians: Iberian alphabets, urbanism, warfare and weapons, society and po...Show More

20:26 | Nov 10th, 2018

This is episode 4 called First Iron Age: Tartessos, Phoenicians and Greeks and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - The emergence of Tartessos in the Guadalquivir Valley area, the literary references and the possible location of their capit...Show More

19:10 | Nov 10th, 2018

This is episode 3 called Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age in Iberia and in this episode you will learn: SHOW NOTES - How was the Iberian Peninsula during the Prehistory, except for the Iron Age - Remark that Prehistory is the less-known period...Show More

10:54 | Nov 10th, 2018

This is episode 2 called Geographical conditions of the Iberian Peninsula and in this episode you will learn the following: SHOW NOTES - How the geography of Spain has influenced its history - Why geography is very relevant to understand history - ...Show More

04:44 | Nov 10th, 2018

Finally, after months of preparation, The History of Spain Podcast launches! This is the first episode, a very short one where you will learn the following: SHOW NOTES - The History of Spain Podcast is focused on Spanish history following a chronol...Show More