In this episode, we take a break from the walking tour to compare modern conceptions of class with the way people in the middle ages would have conceived of it.
In this episode we learn about Scandinavia
My friend rainy reads this in Finish:
MASTERED by desire impulsive,
By a mighty inward urging,
I am ready now for singing,
Ready to begin the chanting
Of our nation's ancient folk-song
Handed down from by-gone ages.
In my mouth the words are melting,
From my lips the tones are gliding,
From my tongue they wish to hasten;
When my willing teeth are parted,
When my ready mouth is opened,
Songs of ancient wit and wisdom
Hasten from me not unwilling.
In this Episode we look at the British Archipelago.
Edit: I'm not going to lie to you, this show is a mess. This was the first episode where I really felt like I was in over my head. Well that isn't really true. Podcasting is the art of breathing underwater. But damn, the british Isles. There's so...many of them. I guess this is the first episode where I was really cramming seriously culturally and geographically distinct cultures into a single episode. I am still not sure how I got away with cramming Iberia and France together. I got lucky I guess. Anyway, courage, the next one is way better (Ed: it wasn't).
Edit: There are maps down below! Click on the image to see the glorious large format PDFs!
In this episode we begin our walking tour with a look at Iberia and Greater France.
Edit: Hey look, past the new audio player is a new map! check that out! Huge thanks to the map guy for this and all future maps! Do note the main things I discuss in this episode: the east wet nature of the mountains and the rivers, the central plateau, and the north south nature of the Iberian Kingdoms. Portugal is not so weird in this company.
Follow up edit: I went ahead nd made some new maps myself, in high quality large format PDFs so you can zoom. They are linked from the second and third maps. That first one still looks great tho doesn't it? Oh and there are Frankia maps, same deal, third and fourth.
This map is maybe a bit small to see all the exquisite detail so maybe go here for the PDF version?
In which I discuss at length how Europe is not a continent and how everything you think you know is a lie. Learn more in the episode. The second and third maps are links to high resolution PDFs that you can zoom in on and such.
The moment has finally arrived! This is the launch of the hopefully epic and beloved series describing the Early Modern Period and the wars of the Protestant Reformation, "Wittenberg to Westphalia: The Wars of the Reformation." Many have contributed to this debut, and many have been forced to endure a long wait for this premier. I hope it has been worth the wait, and please tune in in two weeks for another episode!
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