Episode 56: The Class System 3, The Commoners 2, Urban Commoners 4, Lifestyles of the Urban Commoners
Today we begin to examine the class system within the urban society of the middle ages. Also: Nature.
We continue the discussion of urban growth in the middle ages.
Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1
Episode 54: The Class System Part 3, The Commoners Part 2, Cities Part 2, A Narrative of Urban Development Part 1. Now there's a title. I should be a show runner on the Netflix. I've got the gift, I tell ya.
Oh this episode is about cities and stuff.
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Episode 53: Class Structure in the Middle Ages Part 3: Those Who Work Part 2: Urbanism in the Middle Ages Part 1: Urban Theory
We begin our look at urbanism in the middle ages with a whole bunch of high falutin theory stuff. Be sure to stick around after the outro music for a very important announcement.
In this episode we wrap up our discussion of the European economy by looking at the recovery of the 800s, and the surprising commodity that underpinned this earliest European economic system.
I told you the next few would come quickly! actually I don't have the next one written yet. But I think for this show you can all agree that this was a lightning fast turnaround. This one may not be as fun as the last one, but it still has a bunch of really awesome, interesting new research in it, and at least one pirate joke, so that's cool.
Here it is at last: The new hottness all the kids crave, the phenomenon that is taking the mass media by storm, your peers will respect you, your parents will be confused and slightly afraid, W2W's treatment of the medieval economy. Well the first part anyway.
This episode flows nicely from the last one, despite the seemingly different topics, because advances in methodology have had a huge impact on economic history. One might think that this was particularly true of the middle ages, but really economics were not a preoccupation until fairly recently. This means that historians of the ancient world are as in the dark as medieval historians in this area. Given the vital place the economy has in understanding how a society works, i wouldn't be surprised if all of the things you all think you know about the Greeks and Romans was flipped on its head in the next few decades.
In any case, as I say in the episode intro, I am going to be adding a way to help me buy sources soon, so check back for that. I should also say something about the outro music. Future Kings of Nowhere were on the cusp of a huge breakthrough with this song in 2009, but then the lead singer and songwriter got cancer and by the time it went into remission it had been a number of years and priorities had changed. They still get together down in Durham every year or so to play some shows, but they seem like they will always be in the might have been camp. Which is a huge shame because their songs are totally my kind of thing. Energetic, melodic, and whitty as heck. Anyway, check them out, maybe buy an album. I didn't bother asking permission under the circumstances, so make up for my laziness with some dollaz.
In this deeply exciting episode you will be titillated and amazed by a story of high drama. Adventure, drama, good confronting evil, the excitement of a new love. That, or I drone on about how computers have changed historical research for 40 minutes. Other, lesser podcasters might shy away from such work. But not me. I jump into the boring with both feet, and I leave my wellingtons at home. So come, join me, as we plunge headlong into the tidal estuary of dullness. We may lose our shoes, we may get malaria from the biting insects, but at least we will be methodologically sound.
Hey Guys, just posted a minisode explaining that I will probably not be able to get an episode up this month. But while you wait for January, check out the crossover I did with Steve on the agora feed!
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