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The show, released in weekly 15/20 minute episodes, covers the history of the Italian peninsula from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, through the unification of Italy in 1861 to the present day.

A History of Italy » Podcast Mike Corradi

    • Cultura y sociedad

The show, released in weekly 15/20 minute episodes, covers the history of the Italian peninsula from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476, through the unification of Italy in 1861 to the present day.

    075 – Heresies and the Inquisition

    075 – Heresies and the Inquisition

    We take a break to look at the increase in heretical ideas and movement in the 12th and 13th centuries such as the Cathars and Waldensians and how the church decided to dea with the rising tide of critical opposition to it.

    074 – Goodbye Freddie II

    074 – Goodbye Freddie II

    We see the reign of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II to its end as he faces off with Gregory IX and then Innocent IV, all the while dealing with the ever rebellious communes of northern Italy in their continuous struggle between pro-imperial Ghibellines and pro-papal Guelphs, up to the Battle of Parma in 1247.

    073 – Frederick II stupor mundi (and a bit naughty)

    073 – Frederick II stupor mundi (and a bit naughty)

    1231 - 1237 We take a moment to look more into the provate life of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and see how his court, as well as seeing a little naughtiness going on, was a cradle of culture and science. We than deal with a rebellion by his first born son Henry before we see a rematch of Empire vs Lombard League.

    072 – Frederick II takes the reigns and trouble starts

    072 – Frederick II takes the reigns and trouble starts

    1220 - 1231 After his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor in 1220, Frederick II has to first consolidate the south, facing the Muslim rebellion and then deal with the insistence of the popes for a new Crusade, an issue he will find a completely unprecedented solution for.

    ChristmasCappuccino 2019

    ChristmasCappuccino 2019

    This is the special Christmas episode of NewsCappuccino, a feature available to Patreon supporters, offered to all listeners as a Christmas present.

    071 – Wonderboy rising: Freddie II

    071 – Wonderboy rising: Freddie II

    1197 - 2020 We see the early life of Frederick I of Sicily, son of Constance of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI up to the point when he becomes Emperor Frederick II himself with great regret from the popes who had hoped to keep the crown of the empire and that of the kingdom of Sicily separate. Are we in for another great class between Empire and Papacy?

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