History Extra podcast

History Extra podcast

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The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com

Categories: Education

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Shakespeare has been an obsession of extremist groups across the globe over the centuries. The Nazi Party held him up as a hero, while Osama Bin Laden condemned him as the ultimate symbol of the depraved west. Islam Issa speaks to Rhiannon Davies about the playwright’s tangled relationship with terror. (Ad) Islam Issa is the author of Shakespeare and Terrorism (Routledge, 2021). Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shakespeare-Terrorism-Spotlight-Islam-Issa/dp/0367334836/?tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-viewingguide  


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Previous episodes

  • 1208 - How Shakespeare inspired terrorists 
    Sat, 27 Nov 2021
  • 1207 - How the Greeks changed the world 
    Fri, 26 Nov 2021
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    Wed, 24 Nov 2021
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    Tue, 23 Nov 2021
  • 1204 - The Ottoman “Age of Discovery” 
    Mon, 22 Nov 2021
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