History – Michael Rank http://www.michaelrank.net History. Only Not Boring. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:22:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Historian and veteran Middle East journalist Michael Rank looks into the most exciting events and personalities of history in this podcast and explains them in five-minute episodes so that you can absorb the facts in the fastest way possible. Learn about the lives of Genghis Khan, Vlad Dracul, and Richard the Lionheart, and such events as the Crusades and the Black Death in these highly entertaining and informative episodes. Michael has sold thousands of books with his unique take on the past with such best-selling titles as "History's Most Insane Rulers: Lunatics, Eccentrics, and Megalomaniacs From Emperor Caligula to Kim Jon Il," and he brings the same energy to this podcast. He focuses on world history, Roman history, military history, the history of the United States, the most famous rulers in history, biographies, biography of famous people, the most famous people in history, the most powerful rulers, medieval history, violent history, world history, United States history, and how to put all these pieces together. <br /> <br /> This is a great podcast if you know nothing about a topic and need a good launching point into a deeper study. Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster michaelrank5mc@gmail.com michaelrank5mc@gmail.com (Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster) Copyright © History in Five Minutes -- Learn About the Past in Minutes 2013 This podcast discusses history and looks into the lives of the most powerful dictators, insane rulers, culture shapers, all in five minutes History – Michael Rank http://www.michaelrank.net/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/podcastimage300x300.jpg http://www.michaelrank.net/category/history-courses/ Istanbul Weekly HFM 035 | Hannibal of Carthage and the Pincher Move: The Hardest Military Maneuver in History http://www.michaelrank.net/2013/09/30/hfm-035-hannibal-of-carthage-and-the-pincher-move-the-hardest-military-maneuver-in-history/ Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:27:20 +0000 http://www.michaelrank.net/?p=1934 Hannibal almost destroyed the Roman Empire by deploying an incredibly effective maneuver — the double pincher. How did he do it, and why is it so hard to pull off?

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Hannibal almost destroyed the Roman Empire by deploying an incredibly effective maneuver — the double pincher. How did he do it, and why is it so hard to pull off? Like this podcast? Click here to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes TRANSCRIPT Click he... Hannibal almost destroyed the Roman Empire by deploying an incredibly effective maneuver — the double pincher. How did he do it, and why is it so hard to pull off? Like this podcast? Click here to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes TRANSCRIPT Click here to download the transcript to Episode 35 (PDF) Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 8:33
HFM 013 | Ataturk’s Legacy: If One Person Were as Influential as Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin Combined http://www.michaelrank.net/2013/05/14/hfm-013-ataturks-legacy-if-one-person-were-as-influential-as-jefferson-washington-and-franklin-combined/ Tue, 14 May 2013 09:30:28 +0000 http://www.michaelrank.net/?p=1824

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938)

In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the larger-than-life figure of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Overstating his role in the formation of Turkey is impossible, as is avoiding pictures of him in the country. What did he do to make such an indelible mark on history?

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In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the larger-than-life figure of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Overstating his role in the formation of Turkey is impossible, as is avoiding pictures of him in the country. In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the larger-than-life figure of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Overstating his role in the formation of Turkey is impossible, as is avoiding pictures of him in the country. What did he do to make such an indelible mark on history? Like this podcast? Click […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 5:56
HFM 008 | The Fall of the Ottoman Empire http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/11/21/the-fall-of-the-ottoman-empire/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:46:43 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1657 Most people think of furniture when they hear ‘Ottoman’, but it was actually a highly influential empire that lasted for six hundred years and controlled the entire Middle East, North Africa, and much of Eastern Europe. In this  episode of the Five Minute Courses Podcast, we look at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, which when it broke apart after the First World War completely re-altered the Middle East. The effects of its fall are still being felt to this day.

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Most people think of furniture when they hear ‘Ottoman’, but it was actually a highly influential empire that lasted for six hundred years and controlled the entire Middle East, North Africa, and much of Eastern Europe. Most people think of furniture when they hear ‘Ottoman’, but it was actually a highly influential empire that lasted for six hundred years and controlled the entire Middle East, North Africa, and much of Eastern Europe. In this  episode of the Five Minute Courses Podcast, we look at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, which […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 4:52
HFM 007 | A Very Short History of the Crusades http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/11/05/fmc-podcast-007-a-very-short-history-of-the-crusades/ Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:38:19 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1626 In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the history of the Crusades. The Catholic Church mounted multiple military campaigns against Middle Eastern Islamic states to recapture Jerusalem from 1095 to 1291. The crusades ultimately failed in their objective, but in the process they created deeper connections between the Middle East and Europe. The legacy of the Crusades is hotly disputed and remain vivid in the imaginations of Easterners and Westerners to this day.

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In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the history of the Crusades. The Catholic Church mounted multiple military campaigns against Middle Eastern Islamic states to recapture Jerusalem from 1095 to 1291. In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the history of the Crusades. The Catholic Church mounted multiple military campaigns against Middle Eastern Islamic states to recapture Jerusalem from 1095 to 1291. The crusades ultimately failed in their objective, but in the process they created deeper connections between the Middle East […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 6:10
HFM 006 | Islam and Tolerance of Christianity in History http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/11/05/fmc-podcast-006-islam-and-tolerance-of-christianity-in-history/ Mon, 05 Nov 2012 09:50:20 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1613  

 

In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the issue of Muslim tolerance of other religions in history. Some Islamic groups have claimed that Muslims have always treated other religions with respect.

In contrast, critics argue that throughout history Islam has been the one to impose itself in a totalitarian fashion onto other religions. They assert that wherever Islam has spread it made free worship for other religions impossible. Which version is correct?

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    In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the issue of Muslim tolerance of other religions in history. Some Islamic groups have claimed that Muslims have always treated other religions with respect. In contrast,     In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the issue of Muslim tolerance of other religions in history. Some Islamic groups have claimed that Muslims have always treated other religions with respect. In contrast, critics argue that throughout history Islam has been the one to impose itself in a […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 5:42
HFM 004 | The Three Most Insane Rulers in History http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/10/15/fmc-podcast-004-the-three-most-insane-rulers-in-history/ Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:04:51 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1528 In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the exploits of the three most insane rulers in history: Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I, Emperor Caligula, and Turkmenbashi, the former president of Turkmenistan. They are exchange unique snowflakes of craziness, and we will look into their particular exploits.

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In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the exploits of the three most insane rulers in history: Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I, Emperor Caligula, and Turkmenbashi, the former president of Turkmenistan. In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the exploits of the three most insane rulers in history: Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I, Emperor Caligula, and Turkmenbashi, the former president of Turkmenistan. They are exchange unique snowflakes of craziness, and we will look into their particular exploits. Click here to subscribe […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 6:28
HFM 003 | The Five People with the Most Descendants Ever http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/10/10/fmc-003-the-five-people-with-the-most-descendants-ever/ Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:33:26 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1522 In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look into the lives of the people with the most descendants every. In five minutes we look into the lives of Charlemagne  Abraham, and one person that I guarantee you are related to.

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In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look into the lives of the people with the most descendants every. In five minutes we look into the lives of Charlemagne  Abraham, and one person that I guarantee you are related to. In this  episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look into the lives of the people with the most descendants every. In five minutes we look into the lives of Charlemagne  Abraham, and one person that I guarantee you are related to. Click here to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes TRANSCRIPT Click here […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 5:57
HFM 002 | The Five Worst Dictators in History http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/09/04/fmc-002-the-five-worst-dictators-in-history/ Tue, 04 Sep 2012 12:29:46 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1461 In this second episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look into the bloodthirsty lives of the five worst dictators in history. In five minutes we discuss their reigns, methods of rule, and reasons for their violent lifestyles.

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In this second episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look into the bloodthirsty lives of the five worst dictators in history. In five minutes we discuss their reigns, methods of rule, and reasons for their violent lifestyles. In this second episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look into the bloodthirsty lives of the five worst dictators in history. In five minutes we discuss their reigns, methods of rule, and reasons for their violent lifestyles. Click here to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes TRANSCRIPT Click here to download the […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 5:21
HFM 001 | How Did Genghis Khan Nearly Conquer the World? http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/08/08/fmc-001-who-is-genghis-khan/ Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:25:08 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1007 In this first episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we answer the question of who is Genghis Khan. In five minutes we discuss his life, influence, religious beliefs, and title as a world conqueror and the world’s most prolific lover.

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In this first episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we answer the question of who is Genghis Khan. In five minutes we discuss his life, influence, religious beliefs, and title as a world conqueror and the world’s most prolific lover. In this first episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we answer the question of who is Genghis Khan. In five minutes we discuss his life, influence, religious beliefs, and title as a world conqueror and the world’s most prolific lover. Click here to subscribe to this podcast via iTunes TRANSCRIPT Click here to […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 5:37