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Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
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Patrick Geoghegan takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it.
Listen and subscribe to Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
  
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    Best of July Books - Part 2

    Best of July Books - Part 2

    This week Patrick covers the best in Irish and International history publications for July 2020. Books covered on the show this week include: 'Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men: War, Disease in Ancien Regime Europe 1648 -1789' with Padraig Lenihan, 'The Enigma of Arthur Griffith: Father of Us All' with Colum Kenny, 'Richard Mulcahy: From the Politics of War to the Politics of Peace' with Padraig O Caoimh, 'Anger: The Conflicted History of an Emotion' with Barbara H Rosenwein' and a History of Ashbourne with Dr Barry Kennerk.

     

    • 56 min
    Ancient Jerusalem: A History of a City

    Ancient Jerusalem: A History of a City

    This week Patrick and a high profile panel of historians, writers, architects and religious experts discuss the history of Jerusalem. Joining Patrick on the panel are: David Kroyanker, architect, writer & town planner, Dr Zuleika Rodgers, lecturer in Jewish Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Mrs Orli Weitzman, Deputy Ambassador, Embassy of Israel, Dublin, Dr Issam Nassar, Dept of History, Illinois State University and Rabbi Dr Haim Perlmutter, Author of 'Tools for Tosafos'.
     
     
     
      

    • 52 min
    Best of July Books Part 1

    Best of July Books Part 1

    This week Patrick covers the best of Irish and international history publications for July 2020. Books covered on the show this week include: 'Digging up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon, by Erich H Cline, 'In Deep Water; How People, Politics and Protests Sank Irish Water' by Michael Brennan, 'Without a Dog's Chance: The Nationalists of Northern Ireland and the Irish Boundary Commission, 1920-1925' by James A Cousins, 'Law and Revolution in 17th Century Ireland' with Coleman A Dennehy and 'Households of God: The Regular Canons and Canonesses of St Augustine and of Premontre in Medieval Ireland' with Colman O Clabaigh OSB.

     
     
      
     

    • 51 min
    Thomas Kent: A Life

    Thomas Kent: A Life

    This week Patrick and a panel of distinguished Historians, Biographers and Legal Experts discuss the life and political legacy of Irish nationalist and hero Thomas Kent. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Dr John Borgonovo, Department of History, UCC, Lorcan Collins, Historian & Author of ‘1916: The Rising Handbook’, Meda Ryan, Historian and Author of 'Thomas Kent 16 Lives', Judge Sean Enright, Author of 'Easter Rising 1916: The Trails' and Dr Brian Hughes, Author of 'Michael Mallin 16 Lives'.
    The state funeral of Thomas Kent.Pic shows (l to r) President Michael D Higgins, Parish Priest, Nora Riordan, grand-niece, Kathleen Riordan, grand-niece, Prudence Riordan, niece and Michael Riordan, grand-nephew.The state funeral of Thomas Kent took place in Castlelyons Church, Co.Cork. 18/9/2015 Photo Rollingnews.ie/GIS
     
     

    • 49 min
    Rembrandt: A Life

    Rembrandt: A Life

    This week Patrick and a high profile range of Art Historians, Artists, Curators and Biographers discuss the life and cultural legacy of Dutch artist Rembrandt. Joining Patrick on the panel are: Jan Six, Art Historian and Art Dealer, Leonore van Sloten, Curator, Rembrandt House Museum, Anne Boddaert, Curator, 'Rembrandt in Print', The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Mark O'Kelly, Head of Painting, National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin and Dr Jonathan Bikker, Research Curator, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
      

    • 49 min
    The Alhambra: A History

    The Alhambra: A History

    This week Patrick and a team of historians, architects, artists and writers discuss the history and cultural legacy of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.
    Joining Patrick on the show were: Donald McGilvray, Author of 'Granada: The Seizure of the Sultanate', Michael B Barry, Author of 'The Alhambra Revealed, the remarkable Story of the Kingdom of Granada', Dr Olga Bush, Bard College and Author of ‘Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial’, Dr Barbara Boloix Gallardo, University of Granada and Dr Glaire Anderson, Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art, History of Art, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

     
     

    • 46 min

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