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Great, old, stories Human Circus: Histories is a podcast focused on telling great stories from the past and and talking about the events that surrounded them.

Great, old, stories Human Circus: Histories is a podcast focused on telling great stories from the past and and talking about the events that surrounded them.
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Vancouver, British Columbia

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Great, old, stories Human Circus: Histories is a podcast focused on telling great stories from the past and and talking about the events that surrounded them.

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English


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Geoffrey's Crusade 2: Imperial Virtues

8/30/2018
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The Fourth Crusade continues, with the assault on Zara, a long winter in the city, and one reasonable occasion to go to Constantinople. If you like what you hear, my Patreon is here, my Ko-fi is here, and Paypal is here. Sources:MemoirsChronicle of The Fourth Crusade and The Conquest of ConstantinopleThree Old French Chronicles Of The Crusades: The History Of The Holy War; The History Of Them That Took Constantinople; The Chronicle OfReims,O City of Byzantium, Annals of Niketas Choniates,...

Duration:00:48:17

Geoffrey's Crusade 1: Venetian Appointments

8/17/2018
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Using the the chronicles of two participants in the Fourth Crusade - the one a common knight, the other a leader involved in decision making and the important work of an envoy - we follow the growth of the Fourth Crusade through the elevation of Pope Innocent III, the negotiation with the Venetians, the ruinous agreement that was the result, and all the way up to the gates of Zara. Website Patreon Buy me a Ko-fi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:20

Marco and the Polos 7: Marco Polo Comes Home

7/28/2018
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On this, the last episode of the Marco Polo series, Marco comes home to Venice. I touch on a bit of the history of the book (or books), The Travels of Marco Polo, and we follow Marco as he disentangles himself from the stifling embrace of Kublai Khan, encounters many things new and strange to him on the coast of India, and finds himself mixing with Ilkhan royalty. Patreon Website Ko-Fi Twitter Paypal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:49

Marco and the Polos 6: The Grand Tour

6/30/2018
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It's the grand tour of the world, or at least that part of it from Southeast Asia to the African coast, and you are taking it with/as Marco Polo. There will be monstrous birds, cannibals, the spice trade, and quite a lot of date wine. There'll be the beginning of the Buddha and the end of Saint Thomas. Thanks for listening! Find me at my website, on Twitter, or on Patreon, If you like what you hear, you can buy me a coffee over here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:36:17

Marco and the Polos 5: The Echoes of the Wind

6/9/2018
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Marco Polo's story of "Zipangu," the secluded island kingdom, abundant with gold, and Kublai Khan's attempt to take it all, is the subject of this episode. I talk about the two Mongol invasions of Japan and how their story has reached us. Sources: The Travels of Marco Polo, the VenetianThe Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition, Sino-Japanese Studies In Little Need of Divine Intervention: Takezaki Suenaga's Scrolls of the Mongol Invasions of Japan. Adventures of a Sea...

Duration:00:49:43

Marco and the Polos 4: Did You Go to China, Marco?

5/19/2018
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In this episode, I look at the question of whether Marco actually went to China (some have thought he did not at all, or only made it to the capital), and, if so, what he was doing there. humancircuspodcast.com patreon.com/humancircus @circus_human Sources:The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian,The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition,Marco Polo's China: A Venetian in the Realm of Khubilai Khan.Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World.Marco Polo: The Journey that...

Duration:00:41:56

Marco and the Polos 3: Marco and the Great, Great Khan

4/24/2018
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Marco Polo was a tremendous admirer of Kublai Khan and of his Genghisid legacy more generally. This episode, we explore that admiration, the character of Kublai, and the anecdote of the treacherous minister. www.humancircuspodcast.com Sources: The Travels of Marco Polo, the VenetianMarco Polo and the Discovery of the WorldMarco Polo: The Journey that Changed the World. Marco Polo's AsiaKhubilai Khan: His Life and Times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:17

Marco and the Polos 2: Of Assassins and Other Things

4/4/2018
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The three Polos depart for the summer palace of Kublai Khan. There'll be Assassins, baked corpses, and papal elections along the way! Website: humancircuspodcast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/humancircuspod/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K Shop: www.redbubble.com/people/HumanCircus Sources: - The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian, translated by Willam Marsden, edited by Thomas Wright....

Duration:00:38:54

Marco and the Polos 1: From Venice to the World

3/10/2018
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The journey of Venice's most famous merchant and traveller begins today, but we won't see much of him in this episode. We'll look at Venice in the early 13th century and touch on the 4th crusade, Mediterranean-Asian trade, and the Pax Mongolica, before following the other Polos, Niccolo and Maffeo, east on their own little adventure. Enjoy! Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/humancircuspod/ Donate to the podcast:...

Duration:00:42:41

Marco and the Polos 1: From Venice to the World

3/10/2018
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The journey of Venice's most famous merchant and traveller begins today, but we won't see much of him in this episode. We'll look at Venice in the early 13th century and touch on the 4th crusade, Mediterranean-Asian trade, and the Pax Mongolica, before following the other Polos, Niccolo and Maffeo, east on their own little adventure. Enjoy! Website: humancircuspodcast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:43:59

To See the Mongols 7: Mongol Civil War

2/21/2018
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It’s a busy episode. We’re catching up on the Mongol world and all that was happening away from the specific journeys of European friars. That means the rise of Hulagu and Kublai, the Mongol expansion into Persia and Syria in the west and Song China in the east, the death of Mongke Khan, and a civil war over the future of the empire. Thanks for listening everybody! Website: humancircuspodcast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:42:02

To See the Mongols 7: Mongol Civil War - Human Circus: Histories

2/16/2018
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It's a busy episode. We're catching up on the Mongol world and all that was happening away from the specific journeys of European friars. That means the rise of Hulagu and Kublai, the Mongol expansion into Persia and Syria in the west and Song China in the east, the death of Mongke Khan, and a civil war over the future of the empire. Thanks for listening everybody! Devon. Twitter: @circus_human Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Shop:...

Duration:00:40:02

To See the Mongols 6 - Human Circus: Histories

2/1/2018
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Friar William wraps up his affairs at the court of Mongke Khan and heads for home. Today, we cover his last audience with the khan, cross the walls of Alexander, and advise King Louis IX as to the future of the crusades. Thanks for listening! Devon. Shop: www.redbubble.com/people/HumanCircus Twitter: @circus_human Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Sources: Carpini, Giovanni. The Story of the Mongols: Whom we Call the Tartars, translated by...

Duration:00:49:26

To See the Mongols 6: The Road from Karakorum

2/1/2018
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Friar William wraps up his affairs at the court of Mongke Khan and heads for home. Today, we cover his last audience with the khan, cross the walls of Alexander, and advise King Louis IX as to the future of the crusades. Thanks for listening! Website: humancircuspodcast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/humancircuspod/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K Shop:...

Duration:00:37:17

To See the Mongols 5: The Great Debate - Human Circus: Histories

1/19/2018
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Friar William goes through stone-cracking cold, frozen toes, and the threat of demons to reach the camp of Mongke Khan. There, his interpreter causes him more problems, and he falls into the bizarre religious life of the camp before being drawn into a debate between Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians before the khan. Thanks for listening! Devon. Shop: www.redbubble.com/people/HumanCircus Twitter: @circus_human Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K Email:...

Duration:00:58:03

To See the Mongols 5: The Great Debate

1/19/2018
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Friar William goes through stone-cracking cold, frozen toes, and the threat of demons to reach the camp of Mongke Khan. There, his interpreter causes him more problems, and he falls into the bizarre religious life of the camp before being drawn into a debate between Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians before the khan. Thanks for listening! Website: humancircuspodcast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:50:06

To See the Mongols 4 - Human Circus: Histories

1/5/2018
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We go east again this episode, in the company of a friar who carried a letter to the son of Batu Khan. Was he there on behalf of King Louis IX? Was his mission more personally religious in nature? Why was he so concerned with the noses of Mongol women? All (or most) will be revealed... Thanks for listening! Devon. Shop: www.redbubble.com/people/HumanCircus Twitter: @circus_human Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com

Duration:00:41:51

To See the Mongols 4: A William Leaves Town

1/5/2018
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We go east again this episode, in the company of a friar who carried a letter to the son of Batu Khan. Was he there on behalf of King Louis IX? Was his mission more personally religious in nature? Why was he so concerned with the noses of Mongol women? All (or most) will be revealed... Thanks for listening! Website: humancircuspodcast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/humancircuspod/ Donate to the podcast:...

Duration:00:35:44

To See the Mongols 3 - Human Circus: Histories

12/9/2017
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Greetings Good People, Welcome back to my current series on the Mongols and on Euro-Mongol relations. Today, a quick rewind into what it means to be a Mongol, some early reactions to the Mongol invasion, some King Louis IX, the death of a khan, and the question of who is to be next. Also, I horribly butcher Eljigidei's name. Sorry, Eljigidei. Thanks for listening! Devon. Shop: www.redbubble.com/people/HumanCircus Twitter: @circus_human Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K...

Duration:00:33:35

To See the Mongols 3: An Interregnum

12/9/2017
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Today, a quick rewind into what it means to be a Mongol, some early reactions to the Mongol invasion, some King Louis IX, the death of a khan, and the question of who is to be next. Also, I horribly butcher Eljigidei's name (Sorry, Eljigidei). Thanks for listening! Website: humancircuspodcast.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/circus_human Email: HumanCircusPod@gmail.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/humancircuspod/ Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/A7071B1K Shop:...

Duration:00:34:19