History of Germany Podcast

A podcast on the history of Germans.


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055: Staufer (Hohenstaufen) I: Conrad III and the 2nd Crusade

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054: Medieval Medicine and Science: Hildegard of Bingen

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052: Castle Life through the Ages

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051: From Swamp Castle to Emperor: Lothar III of Supplinburg

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