Uncategorized – 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 Uncategorized – Michael Rank http://www.michaelrank.net/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/podcastimage300x300.jpg http://www.michaelrank.net/category/uncategorized/ Istanbul Weekly HFM 009 | What is the Quran and why is it so important in Islam? http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/11/22/fmc-podcast-009-what-is-the-quran-and-why-do-muslims-riot-over-it/ Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:10:29 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1665 In this episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at why the Qur’an is so revered in Islam, and why its destruction has produced riots in recent years. The reasons are complicated, but they have to do with how the book is revered in the religion. We’ll get into all those details and more… in less than 5 minutes.

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In this episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at why the Qur’an is so revered in Islam, and why its destruction has produced riots in recent years. The reasons are complicated, but they have to do with how the book is revered in the r... In this episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at why the Qur’an is so revered in Islam, and why its destruction has produced riots in recent years. The reasons are complicated, but they have to do with how the book is revered in the religion. We’ll get into all those details […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 5:13
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 005 | Why Israel Won the Six-Day War http://www.michaelrank.net/2012/10/24/fmc-podcast-005-why-israel-won-the-six-day-war/ Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:29:45 +0000 http://fiveminutecourses.com/?p=1608 This History in Five Minutes Podcast episode looks at the reasons why Israel was able to defeat its neighbors in 1967, de spite being the size of New Jersey and being outnumbered almost 50-1. We also look at how its military strength has made problems for international diplomacy.

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This History in Five Minutes Podcast episode looks at the reasons why Israel was able to defeat its neighbors in 1967, de spite being the size of New Jersey and being outnumbered almost 50-1. We also look at how its military strength has made problems ... This History in Five Minutes Podcast episode looks at the reasons why Israel was able to defeat its neighbors in 1967, de spite being the size of New Jersey and being outnumbered almost 50-1. We also look at how its military strength has made problems for international diplomacy. Click here to subscribe to the podcast via […] Michael Rank: Historian, Writer, and Podcaster 3:51
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