The AskHistorians Podcast
A podcast by history nerds for history nerds (and everyone else too).

The conversation with Celebreth continues, picking up after the 2nd Punic War. This episode covers the 3rd Punic War, Marian reforms, and the ascent of Julius Caesar. The discussion ends, as did the Republic, with Octavian becoming Augustus and establishing the principate.

Direct download: AHP_042_RomanRepublicMilitary2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Celebreth covers the history of the Roman Republic through its military development and campaigns, reflecting on how conquest, politics, and society are intertwined. With host Jasfss, they cover everything from the initial militias of the city of Rome, up through the battles against Hannibal in the Second Punic War.

Direct download: AHP_041_RomanRepublicMilitary1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

The conversation with Bernardito continues, picking up with the aftermath of the Phillipeville Massacre. This episode covers the rest of the Algerian War, including the quadrillage, the Battle of Algiers, and the coup that brought the 4th Republic to an end. Also discussed are the spiral of violence in collective reprisals, David Galula's writings on counterinsurgency, and the importance of air mobile tactics.

Direct download: AHP_040_AlgeriaCOINPt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT