The French History Podcast

A weekly History, Society and Culture podcast
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Episode 60: Life in the Carolingian Empire Prologue: The Great Dance One of the most common misconceptions people have about history is that there is a natural development from one political or societal state to the next. Marxist doctrine holds
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History is not simply an assemblage of facts, it includes feelings and sentiments. Our ancestors cooked and ate certain dishes, composed and played music, lived and loved. To understand the past we cannot just think, we must also experience. In
Intro: Today’s special episode is an interview with Dr.s Christine and Tracy Adams. Christine Adams is a professor of history at St. Mary’s College of Maryland whose works include A Taste for Comfort and Status: A Bourgeois Family in Eighteenth
[Advert for The History of Egypt Podcast read before the show: Welcome to the Agora, a collection of podcasts from wonderful and skilled creators. My name is Dominic Perry, I am the host of The History of Egypt Podcast. Did you ever have an “an
Intro: Today’s special episode is an interview with Jesse Alexander and Catherine Pfauth on an upcoming project they are involved in called Glory and Defeat. Cathérine is a research assistant at the Ludwigsburg University of Education. Jesse is
[Script forthcoming]     Trans. Judith George, Venantius Fortunatus: Personal and Political Poems, 1995
Today we’ll talk about the end of Emperor Charles’ reign, his death and legacy. But before we do I want to wrap up a few loose ends which I didn’t get to cover before. To start, let’s talk about Frankish relations with the Islamic world. We’ve
Gary: Today’s special episode is by Emma Kavanagh. Emma is a doctoral candidate in Musicology at the University of Oxford, where she is the inaugural Louis Curran scholar at Linacre College. She holds a BA from the University of Cambridge, and
As part of the Agora Podcast Network, this week we are recommending the Wittenberg to Westphalia. Join Ben through the European wars of religion and learn how early modern Europe was made.   In the last episode on the Carolingian Renaissance I
Gary: Today’s special episode is by Matthew McDonald. Matthew is a PhD candidate in European History at Princeton University. He is a scholar of the history of the French language, with a particular interest in how European elites spoke French
And we are back with all new episodes every week for the foreseeable future. The next four episodes are up on our Patreon, which you can access for as little as one dollar. If you are strapped for cash, or otherwise just feel like you can wait,
Hello everyone, I wanted to quickly update you on what’s happening with the podcast. I have gotten an incredible amount of support from all of you, and my crazy fantasy of doing this full time with much more content…well, I’m still a ways off f
Two quick announcements. First, this month we are recommending you check out the podcast ReConsider. ReConsider covers timely and timeless social and political issues for liberal democracies, with a nonpartisan approach that helps listeners que
Gary: Today’s special episode is by Ainan Liu. Ainan is a PhD candidate from the French and Italian Department at Princeton University. His research interest lies in French theater in the early modern period. His current work focuses on 17th ce
Gary Girod: Today’s special episode is by Dr. Kaylee Alexander. Dr. Alexander earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, having defended her dissertation in February of 2021. Specializing prima
Gary: Quick announcement before we start the episode. The Intelligent Speech Conference is back. This April 24th top history podcasters like the History of England, Ben Franklin’s World, Wittenberg to Westphalia and others will deliver educatio
Quick announcement before we start the episode. The Intelligent Speech Conference is back. This April 24th top history podcasters like the History of England, Ben Franklin’s World, Wittenberg to Westphalia and others will deliver educational ta
Gary: Today’s special episode is by Sophie Higgerson. Sophie is a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University. Her research focuses primarily on the architecture and urbanism of French and German border spaces, socio-
In 476 the Germanic leader Odoacer overthrew Romulus Augustus, the last Roman Emperor in the West. Centuries passed as migrating peoples entered the previously Roman lands. Rome never disappeared, even though its political leadership, culture a
Gary: Today’s special episode is by Aaron Kestle, a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University’s French Department. He is currently preparing a dissertation examining the marvelous in medieval Arthurian literature, focusing on the mythical sorcerer Mer
When last we left off King Charles of Francia became King of the Lombards, adding the northern half of the Italian peninsula to his vast kingdom. Over the next thirty years Charles created the first great post-Roman, European empire. Under his
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