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China – The Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-45

In this course, Dr Tehyun Ma (University of Sheffield) explores the causes, course and consequences of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45). In the first module, we think about why the Japanese occupied Manchuria in 1931. After that, in the...

6 lectures

0:50:55

Dr Tehyun Ma

Sheffield University

History

The Fourth Crusade, 1202-04

In this course, Dr Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University) explores the Fourth Crusade (1202-04). We begin by thinking about the origins of the Fourth Crusade, focusing in particular on the preparations made by Pope Innocent III, the deal...

4 lectures

0:28:27

Dr Nicholas Morton

Nottingham Trent University

History

Cold War – Early Tension Between East and West, 1917-1946

In this course, Dr Andrew Johnstone (University of Leicester) discusses early tension between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1945. In the first module, we will explore the early differences between the US and USSR and the...

5 lectures

0:48:52

Dr Andrew Johnstone

Leicester University

History

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

In this course, Dr Toby Green (King’s College, London) explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade. We begin by thinking about some of the main characteristics of West African societies prior to European contact, before moving on ...

5 lectures

0:48:22

Dr Toby Green

King's College London

History

Philosophy & Religious Studies

The Political Thought of Karl Marx

In this course, Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol) introduces the political thought of Karl Marx. In the first module, we think about the way in which Marx has been re-interpreted over the last century and make some attempt to...

6 lectures

1:05:26

Prof. Terrell Carver

Bristol University

History

Napoleon III: Foreign and Imperial Policy, 1848-70

In this course, Dr Michael Rapport (University of Glasgow) explores the reign of Napoleon III, focusing in particular on his foreign and imperial policies. We begin by thinking about Louis-Napoleon's aims and ideals, as well as his experience of...

6 lectures

0:50:12

Dr Michael Rapport

Glasgow University

History

The Rise of Islam, c. 650-750

In this course, Dr Amira Bennison (University of Cambridge) explores the rise and spread of Islam. The course begins by considering the situation in the Arabian Peninsula before the rise of Islam—focusing in particular on the extent to which the...

8 lectures

0:55:17

Dr Amira Bennison

Cambridge University

History

The Tudors – Faction in the Tudor Court, 1509-1603

In this course, Dr Janet Dickinson (University of Oxford) explores the concept of faction in Tudor England, 1509-1603. In the first module, we introduce the concept of faction itself – what do we mean when we talk about 'a faction' or just...

7 lectures

0:55:34

Dr Janet Dickinson

Oxford University

History

The Tudors – Women and Politics, 1485-1603

In this course, we think about the importance of women in politics in the Tudor period (1485-1603). In the first module, we think about how women were viewed in the Tudor period, including both the religious and medical ‘explanations’ for their...

6 lectures

0:42:02

Dr Nicola Clark

Chichester University

History

The Bourbon Restoration, 1814-30

In this course, Dr Michael Rapport (University of Glasgow) explores the Bourbon Restoration, the period of French history between the defeat of Napoleon in 1814 and the July Revolution of 1830. The first module provides a basic introduction to...

6 lectures

0:43:12

Dr Michael Rapport

Glasgow University

History

The Reign of Richard I, 1189-99

In this course, Dr Hugh Doherty (University of East Anglia) explores the reign of King Richard I (1189-99). We begin by considering Richard's reputation among modern historians, focusing in particular on the three main criticism levelled at the...

6 lectures

0:39:03

Dr Hugh Doherty

University of East Anglia

History

The Early Anglo-Saxon Church, 597-754

In this course, Professor Sarah Foot (University of Oxford) explores the early Anglo-Saxon church, from Augustine's mission to England in the late sixth century to the death of Boniface in 754. We begin in the first module with Augustine's mission...

6 lectures

1:41:46

Prof. Sarah Foot

Oxford University

History

The Origins of the British Empire, 1500-1700

In this course, Professor Michael Braddick (University of Sheffield) explores the origins of the British Empire between 1500-1700. In the first module, we provide some thoughts on how we as historians can best approach such a complex historical...

6 lectures

0:59:36

Prof. Michael Braddick

Sheffield University

History

Winston Churchill, 1929-55

In this course, Professor Richard Toye (University of Exeter) explores the career of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill between 1929-55. In the first module, we think the decade between 1929-39 in which Churchill was out of government, what...

6 lectures

0:50:01

Prof. Richard Toye

Exeter University

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