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.
The Last Duel with Eric Jager
Trial by combat has captured people’s imaginations for centuries, which is exactly why it’s the focus Hollywood’s latest medieval film: The Last Duel. This week, Danièle speaks with Eric Jager, author of the non-fiction book that inspired the film.
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Want to party like it's 1399? This week, Peter Konieczny joins Danièle to walk back through the centuries to the medieval world of parties, from crashing a celebration in early medieval Baghdad to trying to impress your dining partner in late medieval England.
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Christians and Jews in 13th-century England, with Adrienne Williams Boyarin
One of the things that’s unfortunately true about the Middle Ages is that there was a mistrust of difference, especially when it came to religion. But what caused a lot of anxiety, mistrust, and tension wasn’t always the differences: it was the similarities. This week, Danièle speaks with Adrienne Williams Boyarin about the ways in which Christians and Jews dealt with similarity and difference in thirteenth-century England.
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Wacky theories from the Middle Ages
Tight hose caused the Black Death, licking a bear into existence, and the Ordeal of Water. In this episode, Danièle tells us about some of the stranger ideas that came up in the Middle Ages.
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You can listen to the first episode of Bow and Blade at https://www.medievalists.net/2021/09/battle-hastings-bow-blade/
Alice Chaucer with Michèle Schindler
Much ink has been spilled on Geoffrey Chaucer, but there’s another Chaucer that should be showing up on our radar, as well. This week, Danièle speaks with Michèle Schindler about the life and times of Alice Chaucer.
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The Medieval University
It’s back to school time. This week, Danièle tells us about life in the medieval university. What did students learn, what was expected of them, and how they really behaved.
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Entertaining & Informative
This is a great podcast, a very informative and interesting one. Daniele is an exceptional host and an excellent teacher/scholar. Like many, I was stuck in the popular idea of the middle ages which I learned that it is mostly incorrect. I have listened to each episode at least three times and every time I learn something new. This podcast is very entertaining and provides a great source of information for creators. Thank you Daniele and Medievalists.net
Really want to like
I really wanted to like this, I love some of the people interviewed, Marc Morris being my all time favorite. But I could barely get past the interviewer and her PC hangups with certain historical terms. Not sure I can stomach another episode though I love Helen Carr, Helen Castor, Lauren Johnson, Dan Jones. Lots of great guests just not sure it’s worth trying.
Fascinating guests and an interviewer who does a great job of helping them shine. I’ve especially enjoyed the recently animal studies topics (pigs and eels!) and would love to hear more in that vein.