The History of Spain Podcast

The History of Spain Podcast


Latest Episodes

Emirate of Córdoba and Abd al-Rahman
October 30, 2019

Episode 25 where you will learn about the reign of Emir Abd al-Rahman I of Córdoba, and interfaith relationships between Muslim men and Christian women.

Consolidation of the Kingdom of Asturias
October 14, 2019

Episode 24 where you will learn about the history of the Kingdom of Asturias from 739 to 783, as well as the intellectual life of the realm.

Fall of the Umayyad Caliphate
September 30, 2019

Episode 23 where you will learn about the last years of al-Andalus as a province of the Umayyad Caliphate and the establishment of the Emirate of Córdoba.

Reconquista starts! Pelayo and Covadonga
September 12, 2019

Episode 22 where you will learn about the Battle of Covadonga, the foundation of the Kingdom of Asturias under Pelayo, and a discussion on the Reconquista.

Formation and Society of al-Andalus
August 27, 2019

Episode 21 where you will learn about the first years of al-Andalus before the Battle of Covadonga and about the society of al-Andalus / Muslim Spain

Muslim Umayyad conquest of Spain
August 09, 2019

Episode 20 where you will learn about the background of Islam and the Umayyad Caliphate, and the events of the first three years of Muslim conquest of Spain

Visigothic Twilight
July 29, 2019

Episode 19 where you will learn about the last years of the Visigothic Kingdom, from Wamba to Roderic, before the Muslim conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.

Tyranny and Peace
July 11, 2019

Episode 18 where you will learn about the reigns of Chindasuinth and Recceswinth, some aspects of the powerful Spanish Church, and the legacy of the Visigoths in Spain.

Changing dynasties
June 14, 2019

Episode 17 where you will learn about the period of turbulence from King Sisebut to Tulga, and the intellectual life of 7th century Visigothic Spain.

Visigothic conversion to Catholicism
May 29, 2019

Episode 16 where you will learn how and when the Visigoths converted to Catholicism and why was that important for the formation of the Spanish nation.