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Flash Point History


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Dec 30, 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.

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Nov 26, 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. 

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Oct 5, 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. 

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Aug 13, 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. 

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Jun 30, 2017

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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: Follow along on Facebook: