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Wittenberg to Westphalia

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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.

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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.

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By Nostoppinggreatmusic - Jul 28 2019
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Great background and in-depth study of the Middle Ages leading up to and thru (when we get there) the reformation. Really great in my opinion.

5 Star

By Frieherr von Riemer - Oct 03 2017
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In-depth and well researched.

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138 Ratings
Average Ratings
120
8
4
3
3

Fantastic

By Nostoppinggreatmusic - Jul 28 2019
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Great background and in-depth study of the Middle Ages leading up to and thru (when we get there) the reformation. Really great in my opinion.

5 Star

By Frieherr von Riemer - Oct 03 2017
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In-depth and well researched.

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Wittenberg to Westphalia

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A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.

Rank #1: Episode 38: Warfare and the Middle Ages, Part 1

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In today's episode, we discuss which came first, the chicken of the knight, or the egg of Feudalism. Also I say some unkind things about military history in the popular press.

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Nov 21 2017

39mins

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Rank #2: Episode 50, The Economy Part 1, The Decline and Fall of Whiggish Historical Practices

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The long anticipated start to my discussion of the medieval economy. Contains a surprising number of obscure indie songs from the oughts.

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Feb 27 2019

45mins

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Rank #3: Episode 51: The Economy Part 2: European Microeconomy

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In this episode we talk about manors and do a little bit of a walking tour of Europe. So basically I am recapping the entire podcast but from an economic perspective. Look they can't all have pirates. Actually this one has pirates. So that's cool.

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Mar 10 2019

44mins

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Rank #4: Episode 52: The Economy Part III, Recovery of a Kind

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In this episode we wrap up our discussion of the European economy by looking at the recovery of the 800s, and the surprising commodity that underpinned this earliest European economic system.

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Mar 31 2019

52mins

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Rank #5: Episode 3: Walking Tour Part 1: Iberia and Greater France

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We begin our story with the walking tour, and we begin our walking tour with Iberia and Greater France. Their geography, ecconomy, and political composition in 1300.

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Dec 31 2014

41mins

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Rank #6: Episode 42: The Class System Part 2: Those Who Prayed Part 1: Popes and Bishops and Priests, Oh My!

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In this episode we begin to discuss the clergy, one of the three great classes of the middle ages, by looking at the basic hierarchy of the church.

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Apr 09 2018

30mins

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Rank #7: Episode 11: The Decline and Fall of the Holy Roman Empire

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A pause is taken form the walking tour to look at the political breakup of the empire of Charlemagne. There's a lot of really fun regnal names. The vikings take everyone's stuff. 

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Aug 23 2015

47mins

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Rank #8: Episode 13: Where Have All The Merry Romans Gone?

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In today's episode, we track the decline of the Roman administration of Italy in the waning days of the empire. Despite famine, plague, and war after war, you cannot put it on the cart as it is not dead yet. Regulations. 

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Oct 18 2015

1hr 27mins

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Rank #9: Episode 40: The Actual War Bits

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In today's episode we discuss the soldiers of the middle ages, where they came from, how they fought, and where they were going. Spoilers: mostly into crushing debt.

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Mar 05 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #10: Episode 34: The Class System 2, The Nobility Part 1

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Today we discuss the origins of feudalism in the middle ages For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 14 2017

26mins

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Rank #11: Episode 27: Berengar the Nudnik

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In today's episode, we look at the life and times of Berengar of Friuli, and answer that age old question: was he the schlemiel, or the schlimazel?

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Jan 01 2017

47mins

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Rank #12: Episode 27: Powerful Women

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As central power in Italy dissolves, Liutprand is confronted with his worst fear: icky smelly girls For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 19 2017

49mins

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Rank #13: Episode 55, The Class System 3, The Commoners 2, Cities 3, A Narrative of Urban Development 2

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I mean the title says it all really.

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Jul 04 2019

59mins

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Rank #14: Episode 4: Walking Tour Part 2: The British Isles

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The walking tour continues with the insanely complex British Isles, primarily Britain and Ireland. We take a look at geography, ecconomic advantages and disadvantages, and political makup in 1300.

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Feb 03 2015

42mins

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Rank #15: Episode 20: Charles the Who?

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Today we take an in depth look at the final dissolution of the Carolingian Empire. This look is complicated by a variety of factors, not the least of which is the inability of early medieval monks to tell the time.

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Jul 13 2016

25mins

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Rank #16: Episode 46: Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2: Prima Nocte

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In this episode we delve into the things that really affected the daily lives of the rural peasantry of the middle ages, and dispel some of the grimdark myths that surround them.

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Sep 03 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #17: Episode 18 3/4: WARRIOR BISHOPS!

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A collaborative episode between Ben and Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy Podcast, in which the institution of midieval warrior bishops is explored. 

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Jun 09 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Episode 6: The Class System

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I take a break from the walking tour in a fit of rage. This is taking way too long you guys. In this episode we look at the class system of the middle ages: our Weberian assumptions, Marx, and the tripartite system of social organization.

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Mar 08 2015

38mins

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Rank #19: Episode 10: Walking Tour Part 5: Balkan Infancy

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A look at the geography, economy, and polotics of the Balkans up to 1300. The Hungarians luck out when facing the Mongols. The Byzantines lose track of the ball and the Venetians decide to keep it. 

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Jul 08 2015

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: Episode 28: Meanwhile, in East Francia

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In today's episode, we discuss events between the death of King Arnulf and the death of Henry the Fowler. Henry did not get his name due to an unfortunate swimming pool incident, nor for pranks involving chickens. Just to clarify. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 20 2017

34mins

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