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All about the Middle Ages from Medievalists.net. Join Danièle Cybulskie and her guests as they talk about the medieval world, from Byzantium to the Vikings.

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    • 4.7 • 47 Ratings

All about the Middle Ages from Medievalists.net. Join Danièle Cybulskie and her guests as they talk about the medieval world, from Byzantium to the Vikings.

    Manuscript Fragments with Lisa Fagin Davis

    Manuscript Fragments with Lisa Fagin Davis

    Manuscript fragments, the lone survivors of medieval books which have been dismembered or destroyed, can be found in collections all over the world, and it takes some serious detective work to bring them back together. This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis about how fragments are tracked down and reassembled, and what we can learn from these forgotten treasures of the Middle Ages.

    You can sign up for The Viking Age online course at https://medievalstudies.thinkific.com/courses/viking-age

    To get your copy of Danièle's new digital download - 300+ Dirty, Sexy Words for Historical Writers - please visit http://www.danielecybulskie.com/shop/300-dirty-sexy-words-for-historical-writers

    • 51 min
    Going to Church in Medieval England with Nicholas Orme

    Going to Church in Medieval England with Nicholas Orme

    During the Middle Ages, the church was at the very heart of European society, but how did ordinary people interact with it in their daily lives? This week, Danièle speaks with Nicholas Orme about the churchgoing experience of everyday medieval people, how it changed over time, and what it was like to attend a medieval mass.

    To get your copy of Danièle's new digital download - 300+ Dirty, Sexy Words for Historical Writers - please visit http://www.danielecybulskie.com/shop/300-dirty-sexy-words-for-historical-writers

    • 51 min
    Medieval Well Poisoning Accusations with Tzafrir Barzilay

    Medieval Well Poisoning Accusations with Tzafrir Barzilay

    Medieval antisemitism flared up most famously and tragically during the Black Death when Jews were accused of deliberately poisoning wells, and thousands were executed for this wholly imagined crime. This week, Danièle speaks with Tzafrir Barzliay about what made well poisoning conspiracy theories so powerful, and how they started.

    • 44 min
    The Black Middle Ages with Matthew Vernon

    The Black Middle Ages with Matthew Vernon

    Ever since the medieval period ended, people have been looking to the Middle Ages to find inspiration and a sense of cultural roots. This week, Danièle speaks with Matthew Vernon about the commonalities and kinship felt by African-American writers as they look back to the medieval past.

    You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 39 min
    Medieval Horses with Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson

    Medieval Horses with Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson

    This week, Danièle speaks with Anastasija Ropa and Timothy Dawson about one of the most important figures of the Middle Ages: the horse. From a knight's trusty steed to the lowliest packhorse, these creatures were an integral part of medieval life and legend.

    You can support this podcast on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists to learn more.

    • 38 min
    Biocodicology and Birth Girdles with Sarah Fiddyment

    Biocodicology and Birth Girdles with Sarah Fiddyment

    This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Sarah Fiddyment about a mind-blowingly simple way of collecting biological information from parchment, what it can tell us, and what it reveals about how a late medieval birth girdle was used.

    You can support this podcast and Medievalists.net on Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Eliza765456 ,

Wonderful medieval sampler, wonderful presenter.

I usually prefer a more chronological approach to my history but Ive really enjoyed hearing about topics I might not have encountered (my favourite episode was the one on béguines I think). I especially like the interviews, medieval stories, and deep dives into particular topics. the list style episodes aren’t for me personally. Some topics I’d love to see would be the Iceland sagas, the Mabinogion, and maybe a few deep dives into early medieval pagan religions and how Christianity spread across Europe.

Daniele if you read this don’t listen to that other review, please continue to laugh at your own jokes! Your pure joy in the content is part of what makes the podcast so enjoyable, I feel like I can always hear you talking through a smile or on the verge of a laugh and I personally think it’s great. Your cheer is a pure delight, keep doing you!

melissajayne80 ,

Solid

Solid show and covers in-depth a period in history that isn’t covered much in detail.

marlauz ,

The Medievalist Podcast

Great podcast and interesting topics. I would give it a 5 but for Danièle’s constant giggling which is very annoying. Maybe it is due to nervousness but she should try to rein it in.

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