The Worlds of All Against All 1540-1648

Video and Podcast Links:

“Cities of Light, The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain” (Part 1)

“Cities of Light, The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain” (Part 2)

Over 1000 years ago Southern Spain was home to Jews, Christians and Muslims. However, greed, fear and intolerance ended this peaceful cohabitation. This documentary looks at the events which led to the fall of Islamic Spain.

“Holy Thorn Reliquary”

This episode discusses the Christian Crown of Thorns reliquary and how relics were used across medieval Europe. Download to Listen to the Podcast.

 

“Pieces of Eight”

This episode discusses the history of the first global currency, the Spanish pieces of eight. Download to Listen to the Podcast.

 

“The mechanical galleon”

This episode discusses The Holy Roman Empire via the lens of a clockwork galleon. Download to Listen to the Podcast.

 

“Benin plaque: the oba with Europeans”

This episode discusses the intersection of art and early African/European trade. Download to Listen to the Podcast.

 

Web Links

 

Timeline of Islamic History

This comprehensive PBS timeline examines major religious, political, and cultural events in Islamic history.

 

Baruch Spinoza

The life and works of Baruch de Spinoza, the greatest Jewish philosopher of his time, who was ultimately ejected from his synagogue.