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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, 19 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.

    Romance of the Three Kingdoms

    Romance of the Three Kingdoms

    Written in 14th century China, Romance of the Three Kingdoms can best be described as a historical novel. This week, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to talk about this famous work of warriors, generals and rulers.

    • 35 min
    King Henry VI with Lauren Johnson

    King Henry VI with Lauren Johnson

    Although people love to read and learn about The Wars of the Roses, there’s one historical figure who is rarely found in the limelight: Henry VI. This week, Danièle speaks with Lauren Johnson about the somewhat forgotten “shadow king” Henry, his life, his illness, and his quiet but important legacy.

    You can also help support the podcast and Medievalists.net through our Patreon – go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists to learn more.

    • 37 min
    Byzantium with Anthony Kaldellis

    Byzantium with Anthony Kaldellis

    This week, Danièle speaks with the host of the Byzantium and Friends podcast, Dr. Anthony Kaldellis, about Byzantium, its place in history and in academic departments, and why it’s an area of study that is definitely worth our time.

    • 43 min
    The Year 1000

    The Year 1000

    This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Valerie Hansen to get a global perspective on the Middle Ages at the turn of the millennium, including how cultures were connecting in the year 1000, what goods people were trading, and just how far the trade routes went.

    You can also help support the podcast and Medievalists.net through our Patreon, go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists to learn more.

    • 38 min
    Medieval Graffiti with Matthew Champion

    Medieval Graffiti with Matthew Champion

    This week’s episode is about one of the places where art and memory, serious messages and playful doodles intersect: graffiti. Danièle interviews Matthew Champion to find out about what sort of images you can find on the walls of a medieval church, just who was tagging, and a little bit about pandemic graffiti.

    You can also help support the podcast and Medievalists.net through our Patreon - go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists to learn more.

    • 35 min
    Reflections on Racism in Medieval Studies

    Reflections on Racism in Medieval Studies

    We know for a fact that the medieval world was diverse, we know for a fact that civilizations outside of the major European nations were interesting, but at the moment, Medieval Studies is still a very white field. So why does this matter, especially in the current moment? Because black history matters. Black scholarship matters. And black lives matter.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

AvenSarah ,

Wide-ranging and fascinating

This podcasts covers a wide range of topics and themes -- usually via an interview with a scholar -- but particularly focusses on investigating things we think we know about the middle ages, and showing how much more interesting and complex they really are. Really fascinating if you have any interest in the European medieval period.

melissajayne80 ,

Solid

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

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