Reconquista
Episode 23 - Al-Mansur Part 1

Episode 23 - Al-Mansur Part 1

July 23, 2021

When a child is invested as the new Calpih of al-Andalus, al-Mansur manipulates events to his advantage.

Episode 22 - Trouble brewing

Episode 22 - Trouble brewing

July 9, 2021

After al-Hakam II suffers a health setback, a palace official moves to take advantage of the situation.

Episode 21 - al-Hakam II

Episode 21 - al-Hakam II

June 25, 2021

We take a look at the rule of Abd al-Rahman's successor, al-Hakam II.  We also explore the impact of one of the most prominent Jewish residents of al-Andalus, Hasdai ibn Shaprut.

Episode 20 - The Caliph Part 2

Episode 20 - The Caliph Part 2

June 11, 2021

Abd al-Rahman III continues his wildly successful period of rule.

Episode 19 - The Caliph Part 1

Episode 19 - The Caliph Part 1

May 28, 2021

Having catapulted himself onto the world stage, Abd al-Rahman III builds a palace to match his new status.

Episode 18 - Abd al-Rahman III

Episode 18 - Abd al-Rahman III

May 14, 2021

We welcome a new Emir to al-Andalus.  

Episode 17 - Abd-Allah

Episode 17 - Abd-Allah

April 30, 2021

Al-Andalus has had a solid run of competent, energetic Emirs...until now.  We examine the disastrous rule of Abd-Allah.

Episode 16 - The rebel of Bobastro

Episode 16 - The rebel of Bobastro

April 16, 2021

While King Alfonso III continues his campaign of expansion in the north of the Iberian peninsula, Emir Muhammad faces a new threat to his reign.

Episode 15 - King Alfonso III of Asturias

Episode 15 - King Alfonso III of Asturias

April 2, 2021

While the Emir of al-Andalus Muhammad I is trying to stamp out rebellions within his territory, a new threat emerges, in the form of King Alphonso III of Asturias.

Episode 14 - Muhammad I

Episode 14 - Muhammad I

March 19, 2021

We examine the beginning of the period of rule of the new Emir of al-Andalus, Muhammad I.

Episode 13 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : outside al-Andalus

Episode 13 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : outside al-Andalus

March 5, 2021

We examine how Christians who left al-Andalus during the reign of Abd al-Rahman II for the northern parts of the Iberian peninsula, left their influence on the Christian states. 

We also zoom in for a closer look at the Basque region.

Episode 12 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : inside al-Andalus

Episode 12 - Christianity during the rule of Abd al-Rahman II : inside al-Andalus

February 19, 2021

We take a look at the effect of the colourful reign of Abd al-Rahman II on the Christians of al-Andalus.

Episode 11 - Abd al-Rahman II

Episode 11 - Abd al-Rahman II

December 11, 2020

We return to the narrative in 822 and welcome a new Emir to al-Andalus - Abd al-Rahman II.

Episode 10 - The early 800s: a snapshot

Episode 10 - The early 800s: a snapshot

November 27, 2020

We take a look at the Iberian peninsula in the first few decades of the 9th century.

Episode 9 - The Kingdom of Asturias

Episode 9 - The Kingdom of Asturias

November 13, 2020

We take a look at the establishment and rise of the rebel Christian Kingdom of Asturias.

Episode 8 - al-Hakam

Episode 8 - al-Hakam

October 30, 2020

We take a look at the lengthy reign of al-Hakam then travel to the northern coastline of the Iberian peninsula where some independent Christian states are beginning to emerge.

Episode 7 - Hisham

Episode 7 - Hisham

October 16, 2020

Abd al-Rahman died in the year 788.  Which one of his sons will rise to power?

Episode 6 - Abd al-Rahman

Episode 6 - Abd al-Rahman

October 2, 2020

The last surviving member of the Umayyad dynasty makes his way to the Iberian peninsula, a move which will have long-reaching consequences.

Episode 5 - Shifting power: 740-750

Episode 5 - Shifting power: 740-750

September 18, 2020

The Muslim rulers of Al-Andalus face a Berber revolt and the arrival of some troublesome newcomers.

Episode 4 - Securing Muslim rule

Episode 4 - Securing Muslim rule

September 4, 2020

Within a few years following the Battle of 711, the Muslim invaders had consolidated their rule over the Iberian peninsula.  How did they manage to do this?  Listen in to find out.

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