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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kyle Harper. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kyle Harper, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kyle Harper. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kyle Harper, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 2: Kyle Harper, Roman historian (April 29, 2020)

Coffee With Cornelius
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Kyle Harper is Professor of Classics & Letters, as well as Senior Vice President and Provost at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in the history of ancient Rome.   

We discuss what ancient Romans thought about sex, whether we can use economics to analyze ancient societies, and why you should take a course in classical history or languages.   

You can find Professor Harper here: 

https://twitter.com/Oklahomaharper

http://www.kyleharper.net

Get his book, The Fate of Rome, here:
https://www.amazon.ca/Fate-Rome-Climate-Disease-Empire/dp/B076TFH3V4/ 

Jun 06 2020

41mins

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Economics Detective Radio - Climate, Disease, and the Fall of Rome with Kyle Harper

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Historian Kyle Harper joins the show to discuss his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. We discuss the fall of the Roman empire and the new scientific discoveries that have shed more light on its nature and causes. Kyle’s work looks at the epidemics and climatic changes that hit the empire, contributing to its disintegration.

Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome’s pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a “little ice age” and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague.

May 26 2020

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Climate, Disease, and the Fall of Rome with Kyle Harper

Economics Detective Radio
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Historian Kyle Harper joins the show to discuss his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire. We discuss the fall of the Roman empire and the new scientific discoveries that have shed more light on its nature and causes. Kyle's work looks at the epidemics and climatic changes that hit the empire, contributing to its disintegration.

Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome’s pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a “little ice age” and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague.

May 22 2020

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"Fatum" von Kyle Harper

WDR 5 Scala
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Die Römer prägten für mehr als tausend Jahre die Geschichte. Und dann brach das riesige Reich in sich zusammen. Der Althistoriker Harper führt diesen Untergang auf Seuchen und den Klimawandel zurück. Matthias Hennies hat sein neues Buch gelesen.

May 05 2020

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Kyle Harper: The Black Death and COVID19

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Our chairwoman at The Media Project and Senior Correspondent at ReligionUnplugged.com, Roberta Ahmanson Interviews a special guest and author. Roberta is a world traveller, an author herself, an award winning religion reporter, a philanthropist, an art collector and a voracious reader. When the coronavirus broke out, Roberta naturally thought we should interview the provost of the university of Oklahoma, Dr. Kyle Harper. Dr. Harper is a professor of classics and letters who serves as Senior Vice President and Provost. He has a PHD from Harvard University and has written several books about the ancient world including several titles related to religion and christianity in the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds. 


Dr. Harper’s 2017 book was titled "The Fate of Rome, climate disease and the end of an empire," published by Princeton University Press. It explains how devastating viruses, pandemics and other natural catastrophes swept through the Roman Empire and brought down one of the most powerful civilizations in history. Roberta dialed up Kyle on Zoom to talk about the parallels between COVID19 and the ancient world.

Apr 14 2020

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21. Coping with pandemics, with Tina Sessa and Kyle Harper

Byzantium & Friends
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A conversation with Tina Sessa (Ohio State University: see episode 4) and Kyle Harper (University of Oklahoma, author of The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire, Princeton University Press 2017) on the Byzantine reactions to pandemics. What was the threshold of social visibility for a pandemic anyway? What could the government do to help? What imaginative and social resources were activated in times of pandemic?

Apr 09 2020

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Kyle Harper - Fatum. Das Klima und der Untergang des Römischen Reiches

SWR2 lesenswert - Literatur
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Kyle Harper erklärt den Untergang des Römischen Reiches aus dem Klimawandel.
Rezension von Konstantin Sakkas.
Aus dem Englischen von Anna und Wolf Heinrich Leube
C.H. Beck Verlag 2020
ISBN 978-3-406-74933-9
560 Seiten
29,95 Euro

Mar 16 2020

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31: Interview: Historian Kyle Harper on Disease, Climate and the Fall of the Roman Empire

The Fall of Rome Podcast
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How did a changing climate and plague play into the fall of the Roman Empire? I'm joined by Kyle Harper, Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma, to discuss his important new book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire.

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Apr 03 2018

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Kyle Harper, From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity

American Academy of Religion
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Kyle Harper talks to Religious Studies News about his book From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity (Harvard University Press), which won the American Academy of Religion’s 2014 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Historical Studies.

Music is Dexter Britain, "Fresh Monday"(www.dexterbritain.co.uk)

Apr 05 2015

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