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 Dec 29, 2020


The history of the rise of Al-Andalus and the gradual re-conquering of Spain by the Spanish Christian kingdoms is an epic tale beginning in the year 712 and concluding with the fall of the Kingdom of Grenada in 1492. Join the History of the Crusades Podcast as we cover this lengthy piece of narrative history.

Episode Date
Episode 11 - Abd al-Rahman II

We return to the narrative in 822 and welcome a new Emir to al-Andalus - Abd al-Rahman II.

Dec 11, 2020
Episode 10 - The early 800s: a snapshot

We take a look at the Iberian peninsula in the first few decades of the 9th century.

Nov 27, 2020
Episode 9 - The Kingdom of Asturias

We take a look at the establishment and rise of the rebel Christian Kingdom of Asturias.

Nov 13, 2020
Episode 8 - al-Hakam

We take a look at the lengthy reign of al-Hakam then travel to the northern coastline of the Iberian peninsula where some independent Christian states are beginning to emerge.

Oct 30, 2020
Episode 7 - Hisham

Abd al-Rahman died in the year 788.  Which one of his sons will rise to power?

Oct 16, 2020
Episode 6 - Abd al-Rahman

The last surviving member of the Umayyad dynasty makes his way to the Iberian peninsula, a move which will have long-reaching consequences.

Oct 02, 2020
Episode 5 - Shifting power: 740-750

The Muslim rulers of Al-Andalus face a Berber revolt and the arrival of some troublesome newcomers.

Sep 18, 2020
Episode 4 - Securing Muslim rule

Within a few years following the Battle of 711, the Muslim invaders had consolidated their rule over the Iberian peninsula.  How did they manage to do this?  Listen in to find out.

Sep 04, 2020
Episode 3 - The Battle of 711

We discuss the battle which brought the Muslim conquerers to the Iberian peninsula.

Aug 21, 2020
Episode 2 - The final years of the Visigoths

We examine the lead up to the battle of 711 and the last years of Visigothic rule.

Aug 07, 2020
Episode 1 - Introduction

We take a look at the Iberian peninsular from Roman rule to the establishment of the Visigoths.  

Jul 24, 2020