026: Frisian Freedom

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While the rest of the Frankish Empire was building castles and tried to make it to knighthood–not so with the Frisians. They would have none of it and instead chose Democracy within the Empire. In the 9th century! And their democratic self-rule lasted for centuries.

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025: Germans and Romans IX: End of Rome… and of East Germanic Tribes

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In this epic episode I try to end this miniseries on Germans and Romans. Which covering the Goths, Vandals, Burgundias, and sackings of Rome. This episode now brings us right into the Early Middle Ages.

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024: Germans and Romans VIII: German Hostile Aquisition with Jamie Redfern

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A look at Rome’s defense over time with special guest co-host, Jamie Redfern. Jamie wrote his MA thesis on Roman tactics in exactly the time period we’re looking at. Besides that he’s the host of several history podcasts on Alexander, Hannibal, the Arab Spring, and currently the History of the United States and it’s membership feed currently covering the Aztecs. In fact he’s a full-time history podcasters, so you know he does it right! (membership is only $5 a month 😉 )
We introduce the Goths, the Huns, and pave the way for the small Germanic Kingdoms within the (soon-to-be-former) Roman Empire.

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023: Germans and Romans VII: Germans in the Roman Empire

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Germanic peoples were influenced by Rome for centuries. A brief look at German romanization before the Great Migration Period.

In this episode I use Trier and Augsburg as examples of Romanization in what is today Germany.

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022: Germans and Romans VI: Gothic and German Christianity with Steven Guerra

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Steven Guerra from the History of the Papacy podcast joins me for a look at the conversion of the Germanic peoples to Christianity.

We give Wulfilas as an example, and will come back to this topic later.

Christianity was a big step in Romanizing, it’s worth it to take a closer look.

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021: Inside the Secret Cabinet with der Buddler

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What’s it like being a history podcaster in Germany? Today we take a break from alchemy and celebrate the launch of the Secret Cabinet Podcast in English, and since I also do a podcast in German, we compare notes on the differences in German and English podcast scenes.

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018: Germans and Romans III: Caesar’s Bridges

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The first two bridges over the Rhine were built by Caesar. The Rhine river was fast becoming a real border for the Roman Empire. This is how that border that still exists today began.

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Laszlo from the China History Podcast chats over Tea

Laszlo from the China History Podcast is temporarily in the Bay Area and swung by for tea. We had a chat about history and podcasts.
The questions came from the HISTORY PODCASTS Facebook group. And Laszlo’s excellent podcast is at http://chinahistorypodcast.com

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