Ep. 09: Medieval Birds in Thought

In this episode, we look at birds generally as they existed in the minds of medieval people. We talk about the different ways in which medieval people hunted, ate, used, and envisioned birds.

 

For Valerie Garver's book, Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World, see:

https://amzn.to/36D8Bk6

 

For updates on episodes, follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/wjb_mattingly

If you want to reach me, my email is themedievalworldpodcast@gmail.com 

 

Music:

Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Ep. 08: Hobgoblin in the Ninth Century (Medieval Beasts)

In this episode, we look at an account of a hobgoblin in ninth-century France. This account comes from a ninth-century Carolingian author named Notker who wrote a biography of Charlemagne.

For a copy of Notker's biography, see:

https://amzn.to/2zXobLl

I also reference the M.A. Thesis of a certain Klayton Amos Tietjen at the University of Tennessee. For this thesis, see:

https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/4784/

 

For updates on episodes, follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/wjb_mattingly

If you want to reach me, my email is themedievalworldpodcast@gmail.com 

 

Music:

Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Ep. 07: Dirty Riddles and Farts

In this episode, we look at some dirty riddles from Anglo-Saxon England and a fart so powerful that it blinded a man.

For translation and commentary on the riddles, see:

https://theriddleages.wordpress.com/riddles-by-number/

For a good book on the Exter Book, check out:

https://amzn.to/3dT4jr9

For a cheap translation of the Canterbury Tales, here:

https://amzn.to/3dUeuMm

 

For updates on episodes, follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/wjb_mattingly

If you want to reach me, my email is themedievalworldpodcast@gmail.com 

 

Music:

Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Ep. 06: Murder in a Church

In this episode, we look at murder (and a battle) in the Basilica of Saint-Martin in Tours, France.

 

Music:

Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Ep. 05: The Case of a Criminal in a Church

In this episode, we look at a famous case of an escaped criminal who hides in a church. Can he legally be extradited from a church? We find out in this episode.

 

Books referenced:

Samuel W. Collins, The Carolingian Debate over Sacred Spaces (Palgrave: 2012).

Music:

Heavy Interlude by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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