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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.
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Everywhere around us are echoes of the past. Those echoes define the boundaries of states and countries, how we pray and how we fight. They determine what money we spend and and how we earn it at work, what language we speak and how we raise our children. In this new series from Wondery, host Patrick Wyman, PhD (“Fall Of Rome”) helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is.

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Episodes

34 | Heresy, Witch Hunts, and Inquisition

10/11/2018
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The dark side of the late medieval Church was its emphasis on control and conformity. A concept of orthodoxy produced a conception of unacceptable difference, which manifested itself in hunts for heretics, witches, and the institution of the Inquisition. The best way to support this show is to support our sponsors, like Quip! They make a beautiful toothbrush that's easy to travel with and easy to care for, and you can get your first refill pack for FREE by going to Getquip.com/Tides.

Duration:00:51:39

33 | The Trials and Tribulations of the Late Medieval Church

10/4/2018
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The late Middle Ages were a time of upheaval for the universal Church, caught between the glories and overwhelming power of the High Middle Ages and the crisis of the Protestant Reformation. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Don't be a peasant, sleep in luxury in the finest Boll & Branch sheets! Get $50 off your first order by visiting BollandBranch.com/tides

Duration:00:51:22

Tides of History Book Club: Silk Roads

9/30/2018
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Patrick and Leah talk about Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, which Patrick didn't like very much. Critical reviews of books are just as important as glowing ones, so let's talk about that.

Duration:00:14:27

Interview: Historian Christopher Dyer on Peasants and the Medieval Economy

9/27/2018
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Professor Christopher Dyer of the University of Leicester joins us to talk about why peasants mattered and how the medieval economy worked. You can check out his book, A Country Merchant, 1495-1520: Trading and Farming at the End of the Middle Ages, online.

Duration:00:48:03

32 | Peasants' Rebellions and Resistance

9/20/2018
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Peasants and common folk were oppressed by their social superiors, but they didn't accept that as a natural state of affairs: They resisted in small, everyday ways, and they rebelled, sometimes spectacularly.

Duration:00:51:32

31 | Peasants and the Medieval Countryside

9/13/2018
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Humble peasants, not knights in shining armor or fancy bishops in soaring cathedrals, were the backbone of medieval society. Let's talk about them. You can support this show by supporting our sponsors! Whether you rent your home from a feckless landlord or own it outright (you must be a noble!) the best way to protect your castle is with Simplisafe. Protect your home and family today by visiting simplisafe.com/tides

Duration:00:55:22

Listener Mail: Your Questions, Our Answers

9/6/2018
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We put out the call for questions, and you guys responded. We covered a ton here, from the rise of capitalism and the subjection of medieval peasants to the Roman army and good historical fiction. Thanks to everybody who wrote in! Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Don't be a peasant, sleep in luxury in the finest Boll & Branch sheets! Get $50 off your first order by visiting BollandBranch.com/tides Want to keep up with what we're reading? The best way to do that is with...

Duration:00:47:40

Tides of History Book Report: The Guns of August

8/26/2018
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Ladies and Gentlemen. Leah read a book. Well, most of a book. I think she read the book? We're discussing in detail The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman. You can download it on Audible or wherever books are sold. What should Leah read next? Let us know on Twitter - @TidesHistory or @leahgoeswhere.

Duration:00:21:50

Interview: Economist Jared Rubin on Islam, Christianity, and the Rise of the West

8/23/2018
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Professor Jared Rubin of Chapman University joins us to talk about the economic divergence between Europe and the Middle East that began in the early modern period. Check out his fantastic book - Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not.

Duration:00:50:25

30 | Chivalry

8/16/2018
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When we think of the Middle Ages, the first thing that comes to mind is usually knights in shining armor. Chivalry - the ideal of behavior that guided knights - was a major force in medieval life. Honor and piety, bravery and reputation: these were core values for the secular elite. We explore what they actually meant to medieval people. You are directly supporting this show when you support our sponsors! Simplisafe - Try SimpliSafe risk-free by visiting SimpliSafe.com/TIDES Boll & Branch...

Duration:00:54:16

29 | The Effects of the Hundred Years War

8/9/2018
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Wars that last for a century tend to leave a mark. The Hundred Years War transformed warfare, remade England and France as states, and had a transformative impact on the subjects of both kingdoms. You are directly supporting this show when you support our sponsors! Audible is the best way to keep up with the Tides of History Book Club! Most of the titles we recommend are on Audible, including The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman for Leah's Book Report. You can get your first audiobook...

Duration:00:56:22

Tides of History Book Club: Getting Medieval with Dan Jones

7/29/2018
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Leah and I discussed the medieval narrative histories of Dan Jones, whom I interviewed last September on Tides of History about his book The Templars. That's one of three books we discussed, all of which are available on Audible, so you should check them out. The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God's Holy Warriors The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England And re-listen to our interview...

Duration:00:18:07

Interview: Historian William Chester Jordan on the Great Famine and the High Middle Ages

7/26/2018
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Historian William Chester Jordan of Princeton University joins us to talk about his work on the Great Famine of the fourteenth century. Support us by supporting our sponsors! SimpliSafe - Order your SimpliSafe security system today and SimpliSafe will DONATE one to a family in need at SimpliSafe.com/TIDES

Duration:00:28:39

28 | The Hundred Years War: Agincourt, Joan of Arc, and the Rise and Fall of English Power in France

7/19/2018
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The second major phase of the Hundred Years War saw the peak of English power in France, controlling half of the kingdom and ruling it as a dual monarchy. But that situation couldn't last, and beginning with the miraculous intervention of Joan of Arc, English control on the continent slowly seeped away into utter defeat. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Hims - Visit ForHims.com/TIDES to get a trial month for just $5. SimpliSafe - Order your SimpliSafe system today at...

Duration:01:03:57

27 | The Hundred Years War: Origins and the Triumph of England

7/12/2018
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The Hundred Years War, fought between England and France from 1337 to 1453, defined late medieval politics and drastically changed the course of history. Today, we explore the origins of the conflict and the first six decades, from 1337 to 1396. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first set of sheets by going to bollandbranch.com and using promo code TIDES.

Duration:01:05:41

26 | Europe After the Black Death

6/28/2018
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Plague, war, and a worsening climate drastically changed Europe in the years and decades after 1350. This new state of affairs laid the groundwork for the explosion around 1500 that gave rise to the modern world. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Audible - Join the Tides of History Book Club! Go to Audible.com/TIDES or text TIDES to 500-500 and your first audiobook is free with a 30-day trial of Audible.

Duration:00:53:23

25 | The Black Death

6/21/2018
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Between 1346 and 1351, the Black Death killed tens of millions of people - at least half the population - in Europe and the Middle East. This great mortality, one of the worst disasters of any era, fundamentally reshaped European society and set the stage for the world that followed. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Hims - Get a trial month of Hims for just $5 at forhims.com/TIDES Boll & Branch - Get $50 off your first order by using promo code TIDES at checkout when you...

Duration:00:54:22

Tides of History Book Club: Roger Crowley Takes Us To The High Seas

6/17/2018
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This week we talked about friend of the show Roger Crowley, whom we interviewed back in April. He's a master storyteller, and luckily for us he decided to write a bunch of books for us to enjoy! Check out Roger's books on Audible! Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World (and Leah's pick for summer reading!) 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the...

Duration:00:16:46

Interview: Historian and Friend of the Show Keith Pluymers on Rebellions and Popular Politics in Early Modern Europe

6/14/2018
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Keith returns to talk to us about rebellions, revolts, and how you can have popular politics in non-democratic political systems. We also discuss trials and executions of cows (!!!) for treason and other fascinating anecdotes.

Duration:00:57:21

Tides of History Book Club: Chris Wickham and the Legacy of Rome

6/3/2018
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Have you wondered about power relations between peasants and lords in Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean? We have just the author for you. Today we're talking about Patrick's favorite historian, Chris Wickham! He wrote the following books: Medieval Europe The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000 Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800 Tides of History Book Club is sponsored by Audible. Start your free trial and your first audiobook is...

Duration:00:17:22