Western Civ

In this episode, we step back again from the narrative to consider the major demographic changes which swept Europe during the High Middle Ages (1000 - 1300 AD). 

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In this episode we consider the question: what are the Dark Ages? And specifically, when should the Early Middle Ages be said to begin?

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In this episode we swing back to Ireland and explore the fascinating story of the battle that took place on Good Friday, 1014 AD. 

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In this episode, we examine England in the Viking Age. In the late Ninth Century England was nearly overrun by the Northmen. Only the tiny Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Wessex held out. Enter stage left: Alfred the Great. (England 793 - 920 AD)

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This episode traces Byzantine History from the middle of the Seventh Century through the reign of Leo V in the middle of the Eighth Century. 

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In this episode we trace the Viking Invasions of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries as they ravage Francia. 

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A background of early Scandinavian history. In this episode, we back up and provide the background of the Viking invasions of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries. 

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In this episode, we delve into the murky past that is Anglo-Saxon England and consider the major impact that the influence of Christianity had on Anglo-Saxon culture and politics. Then, we examine the reigns of two critical Anglo-Saxon Kings: Aethelbald and Offa. 

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Believe it or not, modern Europe actually finds its origins as early as the Ninth Century. Today, we look at how the division of the Carolingian Empire actually corresponds nicely with the map of modern Europe. 

Medieval France (802-843)

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Charlemange makes a claim to be the new Emperor of Rome. The new HOLY Roman Emperor in fact... 

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Feudalism dawns in Carolingian France. Serfs, lords, fiefs, and so, so much more! 

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In today's episode, we cover a wide range of events during the Early Middle Ages in Italy and Spain. 

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Today we step away from our narrative and shift our focus to the Arabian Penninsula. We will detail the creation and rapid expansion of the first Islamic Caliphate in the years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. Things will never be the same. 

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After the death of Justinian, Justin II takes the reigns and tries to reverse the course of the declining Empire. His death is followed by the brief reigns of Tiberios and Phokas as well as the long and relatively successful reign of Maurice. This episode finishes with the Great Persian War under the Emperor Herakleios during which the Empire nearly falls. 

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Today we cover English History after the fall of the Roman Empire and until the Anglo-Saxon invasions. 

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Justinian takes his forces West to re-conquer the Roman Empire under a brilliant young general: Belisarius. 

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A look at western Europe between immediately after the fall of the Roman Empire. (476 - 533 CE)

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