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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1
Ibn Fadlan 4: Communal Hygiene and the Viking F...
Ibn Fadlan and his Encounter with the Rus
36 min
2
Ibn Fadlan 3: Bulgar Discomforts & Jinn Warfare
Ahmad ibn Fadlan and the Bulgars
35 min
3
Ibn Fadlan 2: A Letter from the Caliph
Journey to the Bulgars
34 min
4
Ibn Fadlan 1: From Baghdad with Very Cold Beards
Ahmad ibn Fadlan and the Journey North
37 min
5
Eustace the Black Monk
Eustace the Monk: A Medieval Outlaw Hero
34 min
6
Brancacci's Mission 2: Already Dismissed
A Florentine Ambassador in Mamluk Egypt
48 min
7
Brancacci's Mission 1: From Florence to Cairo
Florentine Diplomacy in Mamluk Egypt
39 min
8
Sir John Mandeville 5: Mongols, Mountains, and ...
Mandeville on Assassins, the Valley Perilous, and the Great Khan
52 min
9
Sir John Mandeville 4: Of India and Medieval Mo...
India, the Islands, and Monstrous Races and their Meanings
39 min
10
Sir John Mandeville 3: Mamluk Egypt
Mandeville in Medieval Egypt
43 min
11
Sir John Mandeville 2: In and Around Jerusalem
A 14th-Century Pilgrimage
31 min
12
Sir John Mandeville 1: To the Holy Land
Mandeville: The Book of Marvels and Travels
32 min
13
The Book of the Wonders of India
Tenth Century Fables of the Sea
34 min
14
Halloween Mini Episode: The Stories of Walter Map
Of Faeries, Ancient Kings, and the Wild Hunt
26 min
15
Abu Zayd and the Ways East
The Voyage to India and China, and the Huang Chao Rebellion
34 min
16
Salah ad-Din 6: The Ayyubids
The Ayyubid Dynasty After Saladin
41 min
17
Salah ad-Din 5: The End of the End
Richard and Saladin
41 min
18
Salah ad-Din 4: The Beginning of the End
From the Fall of Jerusalem to the Double Siege of Acre
38 min
19
Salah ad-Din 3: The Horns of Hattin
Saladin and the Battle of Hattin
38 min
20
Salah ad-Din 2: A Syrian Election
Saladin in Zengid Syria
49 min
21
Salah ad-Din 1: The City Victorious
The Rise of Saladin
45 min
22
The Sons of Maimon 3: From Moses to Moses
Maimonides in Egypt
46 min
23
The Sons of Maimon 2: What's Done is Gone
The Egyptian-India trade and David's last voyage
48 min
24
The Sons of Maimon 1: Exile
Maimonides and his brother David leave Al-Andalus for Fez, Jerusalem, and Egypt.
43 min
25
Rabban Bar Sauma 4: Ilkhanid End Times
The Mongol envoy returns from Europe
42 min
26
Rabban Bar Sauma 3: Barbazoma, Tartarus, Orient...
A Mongol Envoy in Rome and Paris
41 min
27
Rabban Bar Sauma 2: Ilkhanid Infighting, Ilkhan...
From Baghdad to Rome
46 min
28
Rabban Bar Sauma 1: The Monks of Kublai Khan
A 13th-century pilgrim leaves Yuan China for the Holy Land
44 min
29
Geoffrey's Crusade 5: Boniface, Baldwin, and th...
The Fourth Crusade 5
44 min
30
Halloween Special: Medieval Ghost Stories
Medieval Ghost Stories for Halloween 2018
47 min
31
Geoffrey's Crusade 4: Simon and the Seven Thieves
Relic Theft in the Fourth Crusade
42 min
32
Geoffrey's Crusade 3: One Alexius After Another
Fourth Crusade 3
49 min
33
Geoffrey's Crusade 2: Imperial Virtues
The Fourth Crusade 2
46 min
34
Geoffrey's Crusade 1: Venetian Appointments
The Fourth Crusade
37 min
35
Marco and the Polos 7: Marco Polo Comes Home
Marco Polo Comes Home
39 min
36
Marco and the Polos 6: The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
35 min
37
Marco and the Polos 5: The Echoes of the Wind
The Echoes of the Wind
48 min
38
Marco and the Polos 4: Did You Go to China, Marco?
Did You Go to China, Marco?
40 min
39
Marco and the Polos 3: Marco and the Great, Gre...
Marco and the Great, Great Khan
38 min
40
Marco and the Polos 2: Of Assassins and Other T...
Of Assassins and Other Things
37 min
41
Marco and the Polos 1: From Venice to the World
From Venice to the World
42 min
42
To See the Mongols 7: Mongol Civil War
Mongol Civil War
40 min
43
To See the Mongols 6: The Road from Karakorum
The Road from Karakorum
35 min
44
To See the Mongols 5: The Great Debate
The Great Debate
48 min
45
To See the Mongols 4: A William Leaves Town
A William Leaves Town
34 min
46
To See the Mongols 3: An Interregnum
An Interregnum
32 min
47
To See the Mongols 2: A New Khan
A New Khan
38 min
48
To See the Mongols 1: Giovanni Carpine Goes East
Giovanni Carpine Goes East
31 min
49
Edward Webbe: His Trials, Travels, and Job Appl...
Trials, Travels, and Job Application
31 min
50
Mini Episode - P.S. Dallam
The End of Thomas Dallam
25 min
51
Thomas Dallam 7: A Concert for the Sultan
A Concert for the Sultan
39 min
52
Thomas Dallam 6: From Algiers to the Hellespont
From Algiers to the Hellespont
40 min
53
Thomas Dallam 5: Dallam Departs
Dallam Departs
33 min
54
Thomas Dallam Mini Episode 2: Esperanza Malchi ...
Esperanza Malchi and the Ottoman Harem
23 min
55
Thomas Dallam 4: Edward Barton in Constantinople
Edward Barton in Constantinople
37 min
56
Thomas Dallam 3: England’s First Ambassador
England's First Ambassador
38 min
57
The Battle of the Three Kings: The Doomed King ...
The Doomed King Sebastian
31 min
58
Thomas Dallam 2: The Anglo-Moroccan Relationship
The Anglo-Moroccan Relationship
49 min
59
Thomas Dallam 1: Jenkinson and the Safavid Shah
Jenkinson and the Safavid Shah
42 min
60
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 4: The Journ...
The Journey Home and Other Things
50 min
61
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 3: Timur the...
Timur the Conqueror
49 min
62
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 2: The Battl...
The Battle of Angora/Ankara
53 min
63
The Travels of Johann Schiltberger 1: The Battl...
The Battle of Nicopolis
44 min