In this episode we look at the first two emperors of the Salina dynasty. What did these rulers of the German Roman Empire do that could have led to the disasters to come? Well, not much. Sorry. Spoilers?
A quick but very inconvenient romp through the Ottonian dynasty from Henry I to Henry II. Confused as to why they are called the Ottonians? You will have to listen to understand! Also reappearing for special cameos: Adelheid! Spoleto! Andrew! Thousands of dead people!
We know it is good to be the king, but how does one becomes the king? Highlights include the revelation that no one has ever known how to placate angry old men at public gatherings.
Sometimes, I lie awake in bed at night, thinking about kings, wondering where they could be, who they are with, what they are thinking, are they thinking of me, and whether they'll ever return someday.
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This episode is pretty much what it says on the tin. The most important thing to know going in is that you should probably not Google Scrofula before listening to the episode.
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Do you like books? The Thirty Years War? Cambrai? Well you will need to listen to this one.
What is an investiture controversy? What does it have to do with the Early Modern Period? Will this episode have a defenestration? For that last one, yes. But for the rest you will have to listen.
This Episode wraps up not only our look at slavery in the middle ages, but the entire third season of this show.
Zach's new book, Matchlock and the Embassy: http://www.wdfpodcast.com/thevassalstate/ml1
I have read it all at this point and it is very good.
Unfreedom in the middle ages took on a wide variety of forms. In this episode I talk about the ideological shifts that accompanied this change, some examples of the deals that were struck, and one highly amusing example of priestly fraud.
Map Corner: https://play.acast.com/s/insidertrading
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Urban Planner by day. History Podcaster by night.