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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

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    • 4.7 • 15 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.

    138 - Aragonese Sardinia and Sicily (1410 - 1500)

    138 - Aragonese Sardinia and Sicily (1410 - 1500)

    We take a quick look at some of the situations and key events in Sardinia and Sicily in the 15th century as the Aragonese consolidate their hold over their new possessions

    • 17 min
    137 - The Republic of San Marino

    137 - The Republic of San Marino

    While attempting to catch up with our studies, we go outside (or inside) Italy to look at a foreign country within our borders up to the 15th century and find out why we have yet another independent country on the peninsula.

    • 18 min
    Special: Anti-Judaism in Medieval Italy - The case of Simonino da Trento with Lorenzo Paluan

    Special: Anti-Judaism in Medieval Italy - The case of Simonino da Trento with Lorenzo Paluan

    We explore a tragic travesty of justice as we look into the anti-jewish case of Simonino da Trento, a young boy who was found dead in 1475 and whose murder was blamed on the local Jewish community with no tangible proof, leading to their very rapid trial and execution.

    • 43 min
    Recap 06: Episode 101 - 136

    Recap 06: Episode 101 - 136

    After quite a long tour (36 episodes) we take our routine look back to recap what we have been over, moving around Italy and back and forth in time

    • 32 min
    136 - Savoy from count to duke to pope (1391 - 1451)

    136 - Savoy from count to duke to pope (1391 - 1451)

    We follow little count Amedeo VIII as he comes to power and manages to not only expand, consolidate and organise first his county and then duchy, but even has a go at being pope for a while!

    • 17 min
    Anti-mafia martyrs - Pio La Torre, the mafia fighting communist

    Anti-mafia martyrs - Pio La Torre, the mafia fighting communist

    We take a look at the life and struggle of Sicilian communist party leader Pio La Torre, who spent his whole life trying to oppose Cosa Nostra for the good of the opressed, even when it meant going against his own party.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Corso 65 ,

Worth sticking with

Mike Corradi starts out a bit formally, sounding more like a history lecture - nervous, perhaps, and why not? - but later hits his stride, injecting personality and humour, taking you on an entertaining trip through Italian history. Good stuff.

gnavoni ,

Un ripasso della storia con Corradi.

Scorrevole e per nulla noioso, avrei voluto avere un prof di storia come Mike.
Divertente ripassare la storia in inglesecon lui, lo consiglio a tutti gli italiani che masticano un po' questa lingua.

Alecentauro ,

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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