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Human Circus: Journeys in the Medieva...
A narrative history podcast following the journeys of medieval travellers and their roles in larger historical events. Telling great stories, showing the interconnected nature of the medieval world, and meeting Mongols, Ottomans, Franciscans, merchants, ambassadors, and adventurers along the way.
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History
Places & Travel
1
Salah ad-Din 1: The City Victorious
The Rise of Saladin
45 min
2
The Sons of Maimon 3: From Moses to Moses
Maimonides in Egypt
46 min
3
The Sons of Maimon 2: What's Done is Gone
The Egyptian-India trade and David's last voyage
48 min
4
The Sons of Maimon 1: Exile
Maimonides and his brother David leave Al-Andalus for Fez, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
43 min
5
Rabban Bar Sauma 4: Ilkhanid End Times
The Mongol envoy returns from Europe
42 min
6
Rabban Bar Sauma 3: Barbazoma, Tartarus, Orient...
A Mongol Envoy in Rome and Paris
41 min
7
Rabban Bar Sauma 2: Ilkhanid Infighting, Ilkhan...
From Baghdad to Rome
46 min
8
Rabban Bar Sauma 1: The Monks of Kublai Khan
A 13th-century pilgrim leaves Yuan China for the Holy Land
44 min
9
Geoffrey's Crusade 5: Boniface, Baldwin, and th...
The Fourth Crusade 5
44 min
10
Halloween Special: Medieval Ghost Stories
Medieval Ghost Stories for Halloween 2018
47 min
11
Geoffrey's Crusade 4: Simon and the Seven Thieves
Relic Theft in the Fourth Crusade
42 min
12
Geoffrey's Crusade 3: One Alexius After Another
Fourth Crusade 3
49 min
13
Geoffrey's Crusade 2: Imperial Virtues
The Fourth Crusade 2
46 min
14
Geoffrey's Crusade 1: Venetian Appointments
The Fourth Crusade
37 min
15
Marco and the Polos 7: Marco Polo Comes Home
Marco Polo Comes Home
39 min
16
Marco and the Polos 6: The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
35 min
17
Marco and the Polos 5: The Echoes of the Wind
The Echoes of the Wind
48 min
18
Marco and the Polos 4: Did You Go to China, Marco?
Did You Go to China, Marco?
40 min
19
Marco and the Polos 3: Marco and the Great, Gre...
Marco and the Great, Great Khan
38 min
20
Marco and the Polos 2: Of Assassins and Other T...
Of Assassins and Other Things
37 min
21
Marco and the Polos 1: From Venice to the World
From Venice to the World
42 min
22
To See the Mongols 7: Mongol Civil War
Mongol Civil War
40 min
23
To See the Mongols 6: The Road from Karakorum
The Road from Karakorum
35 min
24
To See the Mongols 5: The Great Debate
The Great Debate
48 min
25
To See the Mongols 4: A William Leaves Town
A William Leaves Town
34 min
26
To See the Mongols 3: An Interregnum
An Interregnum
32 min
27
To See the Mongols 2: A New Khan
A New Khan
38 min
28
To See the Mongols 1: Giovanni Carpine Goes East
Giovanni Carpine Goes East
31 min
29
Edward Webbe: His Trials, Travels, and Job Appl...
Trials, Travels, and Job Application
31 min
30
Thomas Dallam 7: A Concert for the Sultan
A Concert for the Sultan
39 min
31
Thomas Dallam 6: From Algiers to the Hellespont
From Algiers to the Hellespont
40 min
32
Thomas Dallam 5: Dallam Departs
Dallam Departs
33 min
33
Thomas Dallam Mini Episode 2: Esperanza Malchi ...
Esperanza Malchi and the Ottoman Harem
23 min
34
Thomas Dallam 4: Edward Barton in Constantinople
Edward Barton in Constantinople
37 min
35
Thomas Dallam 3: England’s First Ambassador
England's First Ambassador
38 min
36
The Battle of the Three Kings: The Doomed King ...
The Doomed King Sebastian
31 min
37
Thomas Dallam 2: The Anglo-Moroccan Relationship
The Anglo-Moroccan Relationship
49 min
38
Thomas Dallam 1: Jenkinson and the Safavid Shah
Jenkinson and the Safavid Shah
42 min
39
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 4: The Journ...
The Journey Home and Other Things
50 min
40
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 3: Timur the...
Timur the Conqueror
49 min
41
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 2: The Battl...
The Battle of Angora/Ankara
53 min
42
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 1: The Battl...
The Battle of Nicopolis
44 min