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This is the Medieval World Podcast. I will post things from the medieval world that I find interesting. I am also uploading a few lectures here as well for my students. These lectures will usually be closer to 20 minutes while the fun subjects will be closer to 6-10 minutes.

The Medieval World W.J.B. Mattingly

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This is the Medieval World Podcast. I will post things from the medieval world that I find interesting. I am also uploading a few lectures here as well for my students. These lectures will usually be closer to 20 minutes while the fun subjects will be closer to 6-10 minutes.

    Ep. 09: Medieval Birds in Thought

    Ep. 09: Medieval Birds in Thought

    In this episode, we look at birds generally as they existed in the minds of medieval people. We talk about the different ways in which medieval people hunted, ate, used, and envisioned birds.
     
    For Valerie Garver's book, Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World, see:
    https://amzn.to/36D8Bk6
     
    For updates on episodes, follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/wjb_mattingly
    If you want to reach me, my email is themedievalworldpodcast@gmail.com 
     
    Music:
    Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 9 min
    Ep. 08: Hobgoblin in the Ninth Century (Medieval Beasts)

    Ep. 08: Hobgoblin in the Ninth Century (Medieval Beasts)

    In this episode, we look at an account of a hobgoblin in ninth-century France. This account comes from a ninth-century Carolingian author named Notker who wrote a biography of Charlemagne.
    For a copy of Notker's biography, see:
    https://amzn.to/2zXobLl
    I also reference the M.A. Thesis of a certain Klayton Amos Tietjen at the University of Tennessee. For this thesis, see:
    https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/4784/
     
    For updates on episodes, follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/wjb_mattingly
    If you want to reach me, my email is themedievalworldpodcast@gmail.com 
     
    Music:
    Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 11 min
    Ep. 07: Dirty Riddles and Farts

    Ep. 07: Dirty Riddles and Farts

    In this episode, we look at some dirty riddles from Anglo-Saxon England and a fart so powerful that it blinded a man.
    For translation and commentary on the riddles, see:
    https://theriddleages.wordpress.com/riddles-by-number/
    For a good book on the Exter Book, check out:
    https://amzn.to/3dT4jr9
    For a cheap translation of the Canterbury Tales, here:
    https://amzn.to/3dUeuMm
     
    For updates on episodes, follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/wjb_mattingly
    If you want to reach me, my email is themedievalworldpodcast@gmail.com 
     
    Music:
    Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 15 min
    Ep. 06: Murder in a Church

    Ep. 06: Murder in a Church

    In this episode, we look at murder (and a battle) in the Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours, France.
     
    Music:
    Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 15 min
    Ep. 05: The Case of a Criminal in a Church

    Ep. 05: The Case of a Criminal in a Church

    In this episode, we look at a famous case of an escaped criminal who hides in a church. Can he legally be extradited from a church? We find out in this episode.
     
    Books referenced:
    Samuel W. Collins, The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Spaces (Palgrave: 2012).
    Music:
    Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100515
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 12 min
    Ep. 04: The Song of Roland (Medieval Tale)

    Ep. 04: The Song of Roland (Medieval Tale)

    This is a dramatization of the Song of Roland. It takes the entire epic and reduces it to just a 7 minute reading.
    Key Figures:
    Roland
    Oliver
    Ganelon
    Bishop Turpin
    Charlemagne
    Saracen King

    • 8 min

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