125 episodes

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

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    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

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.

    094 – Naples vs Sicily

    094 – Naples vs Sicily

    We see how the descent of Emperor Henry VII reignites the conflict between Frederick of Sicily and the new king of Naples, Robert. The animosity will last as long as the two men live.

    093 – A change of scenery for the papacy and an anachronistic emperor

    093 – A change of scenery for the papacy and an anachronistic emperor

    The papacy, under Clement V heads off for its long exile to Avignone and then Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII tries to move back the clock on the Italian scene.

    Quick summer announcement

    Quick summer announcement

    Just a quick announcement to sa that I’m a bit behind, but almost back on track! Also, if you have any ideas or requests for episode 100, now is the time!

    092 – Boniface VIII peaks and crashes

    092 – Boniface VIII peaks and crashes

    1298- 1303 Boniface VIII crushes the internal opposition of the Colonna, organises the first Jubilee, dabble in Italian politics including Florence and then clashes once again with Philipp IV of France, which seals his fate.

    091 – Boniface VIII on the scene

    091 – Boniface VIII on the scene

    1295 - 1297 We go back to the abdication of pope Celestine V in 1295 and see the rise to power of one of the most controverstial popes in history, Boniface VIII in this first of two episodes on the man and his time.

    090 – Twilight of the Sardinian Judicates

    090 – Twilight of the Sardinian Judicates

    Before finally getting on to the 14th century, we see how the end of the 13th marked the beginning of the end of the Sardinian Judicates, before of course going back to look at what they actually were.

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Help me through my dark days

Wonderful show...

I never before heard a podcast. I have lived in Italy for 5 years now and was a bit disappointed not being able to say that I’ve learned significantly about it’s history. So I typed “history of Italy” and this is the first thing that came.

Very grateful to have ran into such an interesting, witty, funny series. Really lightens my mood and although I don’t learn much anymore, something gotta stick.

Thanks

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