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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New Show Website: https://whythoapodcast.weebly.com/
I am starting a second show! Let me tell you about how it will affect W2W, some changes to Patreon levels, and then you can listen to the first episode!. The main show website is here: https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/why-tho
There is an rss feed but it will take a minute to get on itunes.
One would think that the economics of slavery would be simple, but then a person who thought that would clearly not be a fan of this show.
In this episode we spend a bit of quality time with our friend Marc Boch and discuss why he thought what he thought about slavery and serfdom, why some of it was wrong, and why some of it is still valid. This is a nice, calm episode. Some gentle laughs between friends. A bit of a palette cleanser between last episode and the next.
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By popular demand, we begin a very detailed look at medieval slavery. This time out we tackle what relevance this conversation has to the modern world, and how we even begin to define slavery, anyway. And much Orchestral Anthems. Stay after the episode for more Jew Stuff.
Intelligent Speech: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/
To the horror of many, the "Living the Life" series has returned. This series of episodes aims to provide a very very basic primer into liturgical practices of many modern religions, to help the audience better understand how the stuff we discuss in the past was different. In this episode I interviewed listener Ira, possibly a more palatable interlocutor than my earlier entry in the series. The cool jazz, however, remains. Andrew is an editing genius, and I would not dare to interfere with his vision.
After many months we wrap up our look at women in the middle ages with a discussion of what it all means. Spoilers: It isn't about the estate of women, it is about the frames of reference we explored along the way.
Urban Planner by day. History Podcaster by night.