Flash Point History

By Nitin Sil

On Going since Mar 2015 • Updated periodical

Human history defines the people we are, the way we think, and how we prepare for the future. It is a river with punctuated periods that forever changed the course of social evolution. Join us in Flash Point History - where we explore time periods that changed the world .

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  Direct Link   Download 86 Minutes 24 Jan 2021

We take a break from the Reconquista to describe a cataclysmic event that occurred on the other end of the Mediterranean. A titanic struggle between Islam and Christianity was occurring for control of the greatest city in Christendom - Constantinople. We start at the beginning as the Byzantine Empire first encounters the Caliphate. Note the Videos for all this will be up on the YouTube channel very soon! Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx Flash Point History YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYmTYuan0fSGccYXBxc8cA MUSIC A very big thanks to Joss Edwards and Farya Faraji for their amazing music contributions!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 23 Jul 2020

The story of the Reconquista continues into the time of Muhammad V who ruled over Nasrid Granada during her Golden Age. However, just to the north, Muhammad's friend and ally, Peter I of Castile, would be engaged in a series of wars that would affect nearly all the major contestants of Western Europe. While Granada enjoyed prosperity, Castile would be consumed by a massive civil war that would bring about a new dynasty. One that was destined to impact not just the politics of the Iberian peninsula, but the whole world. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx Flash Point History YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYmTYuan0fSGccYXBxc8cA MUSIC Le Documentaire - Arabic Music Premium Beats - Flowing Rivers WAYNE JONES - Epic Battle Speech World Music Official - All Moon Night - Golden Age - Epic Middle Eastern Music Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas Claudie Mackula - El Castillo De Santiago Filmstro - Drums of War Doug Maxwell - Pink Flamenco Gitarren Gerrit - Spanish Caravan Aakash Gandhi - Kiss the Sky. . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 03 May 2020

The Black Death was the greatest pandemic in history. While it was estimated that 30-40% of Europe perished, world wide the death toll came to over 200 million. The story of the Plague is the story of a perfect storm where just the right developments in history met one the fiercest of killers with an equally powerful vector of transmission. Very little of Europe would be spared. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx Flash Point History YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYmTYuan0fSGccYXBxc8cA MUSIC Multi - Tempest Premium Beats - Building Intensity Filmstro - Drake - Drums of War - Nanshan - Lieutenant World Music Official - Full Moon Night - Epic Middle Eastern Music Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas Josh Edwards - Sand and Sandburn Anno Domini - Still Standing - Archetype Aakash Gandhi - Dance of the U-Boat. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 18 Nov 2019

In the early 13th Century, the Reconquista has advanced as never before. Under the warrior King of Castile, Ferdinand III, Al Andalus has been diminished to a fragment of her former glory. But her legacy is not over yet. A new kingdom arises in Granada and led by a skilled and resourceful line of Emirs, she makes her mark on the world stage. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: COMING SOON! A very big thank you to Claudie Mackula and her amazing music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6NUumoDlz4L69won8QlvtA MUSIC Le Documentaire - YouTube - Arabic Music Claudie Mackula - El Castillo De Santiago Joss Edwards - Sand and Sunburn Filmstro - Drake World Music Official - Full Moon Night Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas Jeremy Blake - I'll Remember You Anno Domini - Still Standing Musopen.org - Asturias - Suite Espanola. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 08 Jun 2019

The year is now 1252. Ferdinand III, the warrior king of Castile, is dead. He leaves his son the most powerful kingdom of the Iberian Peninsula. Alphonso X comes to power, and while he has ambitious goals he has even greater challenges. While he may become the warrior king his father was, he makes his mark as something even greater. Dedicated to my son Siddhartha Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: COMING SOON! A very big thank you to Claudie Mackula and her amazing music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6NUumoDlz4L69won8QlvtA MUSIC Multi - Battle of Megiddo - Metus Claudie Mackula El Castillo De Santiago Purple Planet Music - Cambodean Odessy Kevin Macleod - Sardana Joss Edwards - Sand and Sunburn Filmstro - Nanshan World Music Official - Golden Age Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas Jeremy Blake - I'll Remember You Anno Domini - Archetype Aakash Gandhi - Eyes of Glory Musopen.org - Asturias - Suite Espanola - Moonlight Sonata - Paul Pitman Premium Beats - Lacrimosa. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 31 Mar 2019

The story of the Reconquista continues in the aftermath of the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. Castile is united with Leon, creating the largest Kingdom since the time of the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba. Under her new king, Ferdinand III, a massive assault is unleashed on Al Andalus! Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: COMING SOON! Thanks to Lantern Jack & his podcast Ancient Greece Declassified http://greecepodcast.com Hugh Thanks to Multi for creating music for this episode: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRl6-nb4iOnsij-vnpAjp0Q MUSIC Multi - Grand Flamenco - Metus Claudie Mackula El Castillo De Santiago Derek & Brandon Fiechter - Sahara Desert - Epic Dwarf Music Purple Planet Music - Meditation Impromptu Doug Maxwell (YouTube Archive) - Pink Flamenco Joss Edwards - Sand and Sunburn Filmstro - Nanshan Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas World Music Official - Epic Middle Eastern War Music Ugonna Onyekwe (YouTube Archive) - Turning Slowly Aakash Gandhi - Water Fall Musopen.org - Asturias - Suite Espanola. . .

  Direct Link   Download 78 Minutes 15 Dec 2018

We take a step back in this episode and look at the Rise of the Christian Kingdoms and the beginning of the epic struggle to retake the Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims. With the birth of Asturias, Leon, Castile, Navarre, Portugal, Catalonia, and Aragon - the Reconqusita would come into being. A fight that would take 781 years to complete. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: COMING SOON! MUSIC Derek & Brandon Fiechter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjMZjGhrFq_4llVS_x2XJ_w - Sahara Desert - Epic Dwarf Music - Spanish Rose Purple Planet Music - Cambodian Odessy - Thunderstorm (Youtube Archive) Gitarren Gerrit - Spanish Caravan Kevein Macleod (YouTube Archive) - Sardana Doug Maxwell (YouTube Archive) - Pink Flamenco Joss Edwards - Sand and Sunburn Filmstro - Nanshan - Soldier - Drums of War Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas - Calm before the Storm - Sands of Time - The Road Ahead World Music Official - Arabian Battle Music Ugonna Onyekwe (YouTube Archive) - Progressive Moments - Still Standing - Inescapable Aakash Gandhi - Eyes of Glory Wayne Jones (YouTube Archive) - Epic Battle Speech Musopen.org - Asturias - Suite Espanola Premium Beats - Mind Field. . .

  Direct Link   Download 76 Minutes 02 Sep 2018

The story of Al Andalus & Moorish Spain continues as the Almoravids are replaced by an even more fundamental Almohad. However, the Christian Kingdoms in the north are also becoming more organized in the era of religious crusades. Check out the History of Ancient Greece Podcast http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: COMING SOON! MUSIC Kevein Macleod (YouTube Archive) - Darkening Developments - Meditation Impomptu Joss Edwards - San and Sunburn Filmstro - Soldier Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas - Ammon-Ra Aakash Gandhi (YouTube Archive) - Spirit of the Dead Ugonna Onyekwe (YouTube Archive) - Progressive Moments - Turning Slowly Premium Beats - Unlimited Imagination - Mind Field. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 14 Jul 2018

We break from the history of Al Andalus and take a quick peek on the other end of the Mediterranean. A new era in warfare begins as the Crusades would start and pit Christianity versus Islam. ANCIENT HISTORY GUY CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gQS5SByUgXeS8DwjTgSuw Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dijsGMu_4bA&t=80s MUSIC Omri Lahav - Peak of Atlas - The Road Ahead - Honor Bound - Med Waves - Tavern in the mist Aakash Gandhi (YouTube Archive) - Eyes of Glory - Spirit of the Dead Ugonna Onyekwe (YouTube Archive) - Inescapable From http://www.purple-planet.com - Cambodean Odessy - Warhammer YouTube Archive - Still Standing - Epic Battle Speech - Thunder Storm Premium Beats - Unlimited Imagination. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 31 May 2018

The historical narrative continues as the Taifa states discover that a house divided can not stand. In this difficulty situation they look for help from the Almoravids who have grown in power in North Africa. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJOj_qmiv6U&feature=youtu.be MUSIC Special thanks to Omri Lahav - Ammon-Ra - Peak of Atlas - The Road Ahead - Eastern Dreams Aakash Gandhi - Eyes of Glory - Spirit of the Dead Doug Maxwell - Pink Flamenco From http://www.purple-planet.com - Doomed Romance - Last Stand YouTube Archive - Desert Caravan - Epic Speech Battle (Wayne Jones). . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 05 Apr 2018

A look into the cultural heritage of Moorish Spain. Was it truly a golden age of enlightenment and meaningful co-existence? Or was it just an over celebrated failed experiment in multiculturalism? Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: https://youtu.be/rfH_fwQIGO4 MUSIC From http://www.purple-planet.com Introspection Battle Lines YouTube Archive Desert Caravan Meditation Impromptu Shesh Pesh - JR TUNDRA The work of Kevin Macleod: Cambodian Odessy Folk Round Darkening Developments Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100385 Artist: http://incompetech.com/. . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 31 Jan 2018

Abd Al Rahman III comes to the scene and brings Al Andalus back from the brink. His successes usher in a period of prosperity that unfortunately is short lived. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: Coming Soon! Thank you to those who contributed music !! Karunesh http://www.karuneshmusic.com Global Spirit TAW 60342 (p) 2000 Oreade Music (p) © 2000 Karunesh Music © 2008 Global Spirit Music (Publishing) Colors of the East KM006 Oreade Music (p) © 2012 Karunesh Music © 2012 Global Spirit Music (Publishing) Sun Within KM007 Oreade Music (p) © 2016 Karunesh Music all rights reserved © 2016 Global Spirit Music (Publishing) Paul Avgerinos http://www.roundskymusic.com and from http://www.purple-planet.com Foreign Land - Jingle Punks Shesh Pesh - JR TUNDRA The work of Kevin Macleod: Cambodian Odessy Desert City Arabian Nightfall Meditation Impromptu Cambodian Odessy Darkening Developments Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100385 Artist: http://incompetech.com/. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 30 Dec 2017

The Song of Roland is an 11th Century Epic Poem Based on a late 8th century event. While the history not exact, the poem is a window into 11th century Christian thought and a foreshadowing of the emerging Crusader movement. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwdIJ01meiI&t=25s Thank you to those who contributed music !! Paul Avgerinos http://www.roundskymusic.com and from http://www.purple-planet.com https://musopen.org Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven The work of Kevin Macleod: Folk Round Desert City Arabian Knights Angevin 70 Meditation Impromptu Cambodian Odessy Darkening Developments Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100385 Artist: http://incompetech.com/. . .

  Direct Link   Download 59 Minutes 26 Nov 2017

After the fall of the Umayyad Caliphate, one of its few surviving members escapes from Syria and arrives in Spain. His name is Abd Al-Rahman I and through his resourcefulness, establishes a Dynasty that leaves its mark on world history. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZgA_WLxkzk&feature=youtu.be Thank you to those who contributed music !! Paul Avgerinos http://www.roundskymusic.com Andy from https://www.shutupandplay.ca and from http://www.purple-planet.com. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 05 Oct 2017

The Moors invade Spain in what will be a lightning affair. They are soon poised to attack France. But as the Islamic Expansion continues, it begins to face serious threats both domestic and foreign. Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx YouTube Video Accompaniment: Coming Soon!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 73 Minutes 13 Aug 2017

Arabian armies, flush with victory over the Byzantine and Persian Empires, now push west into North Africa. By 709, the Caliphate has expanded from the Indus to the Atlantic and only the Strait of Gibraltar stands in the path of the conquest of Spain. Contribute on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Like the music? https://www.shutupandplay.ca Video Podcast: Available Soon!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 62 Minutes 30 Jun 2017

Our journey begins with the rise of Islam. Despite incredible hardships, that at times nearly lead to extinction, the Arabian people unite and bring a new religion and community to the world stage. Contribute to the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Music by Paul Avgerinos: http://www.roundskymusic.com Video Podcast Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdqFW8RWfQk&t=1005s. . .

  Direct Link   Download 58 Minutes 06 May 2017

Bonus Episode ! - 4 'What if' scenarios to contemplate if the Punic Wars had gone awry. What if Hannibal had marched on Rome after the battle of Cannae? What if he gained the ability to siege Roman cities? What if the Punic Wars never happened? Apple Podcasts / iTunes site for more downloads: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/flash-point-history/id980167685?mt=2 For you Greek Hx Fix: http://www.thehistoryofancientgreece.com Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUDxPzNiQcE. . .

  Direct Link   Download 70 Minutes 20 Jan 2017

The Battle of Zama is in full swing and the fate of Carthage hangs in the balance. Scipio and Hannibal realize in the post war world that sometimes their worst opponents are not in the enemy camp. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx Video Podcast: https://youtu.be/4a3-KsyyJR8. . .

  Direct Link   Download 115 Minutes 19 Nov 2016

Hannibal's victory at Cannae sends the Roman Republic into a death spiral. However despite the calamities that ensue, Rome holds on and resolves to fight. Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueiAqnVD3IQ. . .

  Direct Link   Download 74 Minutes 01 Aug 2016

The Siege of Saguntum sets of the Second Punic War, and Hannibal Barca wouldn't have it any other way. Setting off from Spain, Hannibal brings Carthaginian vengeance to the Roman doorstep in one of the most spectacular military campaigns of all time. Video Companion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KydeB-faeE8. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 19 May 2016

Carthage has lost the First Punic War and her condition was only going to get worse as she is consumed by the Mercenary Wars. But while Carthage was down, she was by no means out. From this debacle arises a New Hope. Video Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxxilM6EuAc. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 23 Mar 2016

The 1st Punic War is in full swing as Rome and Carthage slam into one another over Sicily. But lack of a grand strategy and incompetence on both sides make a quick land grab into a 23 year long conflict. VIDEO COMPANION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2hcrsRPEZM. . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 16 Jan 2016

Rome and Carthage, two names that imply great civilization, were destined for conflict. Their expansion was only outdone by their ambition and thus the stage was set for one of the largest conflicts of Western Civilization. In this episode, we begin with the prelude to that led to this conflagration. Video Companion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j_hQIY2kJU. . .

  Direct Link   Download 76 Minutes 05 Nov 2015

The might of a combined Hun Empire challenges the remains of a declining and dying Western Roman Empire. Attila faces his greatest challenge at the hands of his friend and former colleague, Aetius. The fate of western civilization hangs in the balance as the Huns once again go to war!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 03 Jun 2015

The Roman Empire continued its fall into oblivion as Attila and his Huns rose to prominence. Men like Aetius struggled to keep the dying Civilization of Rome intact, but the King of the Huns had other ideas.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 75 Minutes 26 Mar 2015

The decline of the late Roman Empire was exacerbated by the invasions of several barbarian groups who were only too willing to take advantage of its fall. Attila the Hun was the embodiment of this invasion and would be known to history as the "Scourge of God.". . .

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