Tag: Song of Roland

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #107: Medieval 101

General Introduction¬† – A busy summer – How we spent our summer vacations – Three big announcements The Middle Ages and Antiquity – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Rhetorical constructs – A slow and varied process – How did the Medievals see themselves? The Middle Ages and the Modern World –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #90: The Crusades

General Introduction – Dissertation guilt – Listener feedback – The Christian Humanist Chess League Background to the Crusades – The difficulty of Crusades history – The build-up – The Crown and the Church – Do the Crusades make sense? – Long memories and semi-legends – Cairo, Baghdad, Turkey Pope Urban II – Is he worth…