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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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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.

    Medieval Medicine: Does it work? with Joe Alcock

    Medieval Medicine: Does it work? with Joe Alcock

    There’s talk in the news from time to time about the surprising efficacy of medieval medicine. Does it actually work? This week, Danièle speaks with emergency physician and wilderness medicine expert Dr. Joe Alcock about which medieval remedies really could work in a pinch, and why.

    • 42 min
    Marriage, Adultery and Divorce in the Middle Ages with Bridget Wells-Furby

    Marriage, Adultery and Divorce in the Middle Ages with Bridget Wells-Furby

    Marriage was an important part of many medieval women’s lives, but not all marriages followed the neat path that the church had laid out for them. This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Bridget Wells-Furby about fourteenth-century heiress Lucy de Thweng and what her story can tell us about medieval marriage, adultery, and even annulment.

    • 35 min
    Murders in Medieval London

    Murders in Medieval London

    What happens when someone was murdered in the Middle Ages? This week, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to take a look at the Coroner's Rolls from 14th century London. These records offer many insights into violent deaths, detailing the who, what, where, when and sometimes why of murders that took place within the city.

    • 39 min
    Medieval Princesses, with Kelcey Wilson-Lee

    Medieval Princesses, with Kelcey Wilson-Lee

    Did medieval princesses live that typical fairy-tale role? This week, Danièle talks with Kelcey Wilson-Lee, author of Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I, to learn about how these English princesses actually lived during the Middle Ages.

    • 39 min
    Medieval Bodies with Jack Hartnell

    Medieval Bodies with Jack Hartnell

    From manuscripts to wash basins, medieval objects can tell us a lot about how people conceived of the world. This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Jack Hartnell about what objects can tell us about the Middle Ages, medicine, and especially medieval bodies.

    • 42 min
    Preventing the Misuse of the Medieval Past with Amy Kaufman and Paul Sturtevant

    Preventing the Misuse of the Medieval Past with Amy Kaufman and Paul Sturtevant

    There are those who abuse the medieval past in order to promote ideas of racism, white supremacism, and other toxic ideologies. To counter these views, Amy S. Kaufman and Paul B. Sturtevant have written The Devil’s Historians: How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past. They join Danièle to talk about their work and how the Middle Ages was more diverse, compelling, and complex than is often portrayed in mass media.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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!

SNK1900 ,

Everything I've ever wanted

Daniéle is captivating when she speaks, her passion for history shows through her words and attention to detail within the episodes. I listen to this before I go to sleep and her voice is very relaxing! She's extremely knowledgeable and overall I really enjoy listening to her talk about everything medieval. She's so bubbly and well-spoken, it's a pleasure to listen.

melissajayne80 ,

Solid

Solid show and covers in-depth a period in history that isn’t covered much in detail. Host needs to stop laughing at her own jokes; they aren’t funny and really annoying.

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