Wittenberg to Westphalia

A history podcast that aims to cover the birth of the European state system by examining the Early Modern Period of European history. Along the way, the podcast will delve into the geography, economy, politics, ideas, and culture of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period to give the listener a view into the lives of the people who lived the events.


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episode 69: Episode 69: Women part VI, Women and the Law Part 1

In today's episode we look at how the law defined the role of women in society, and how it allowed women to interact with the law itself. In the process we will finally start to come to terms with sexual violence.



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episode 68: This is Episode 68: A Short Discussion of The Law as a Source

Today is going to be a brief digression into the value of legal codes as a source, which will set us up nicely for the next episode, where we will begin to discuss the status of women in early medieval legal codes. Charlemagne's proclivity for pin...


 2020-09-11  28m

The Fault Line

The Iraq War came about following a moment of crisis – September 11th, 2001. In real-time, the world watched our leaders react and made decisions based on fast-paced information presented to them, not unlike the moment we are currently facing in our co...


 2020-09-02  6m

episode 67: Episode 67: Women Part III, Welcome to the Working Week

In today's episode we examine the role women played in the economy of the middle ages. Spoilers: it was pretty big.


 2020-08-16  1h1m

episode 66: Episode 66: Wittenberg to Witches

Ben Jacobs of Wittenberg to Westphalia and Sam Hume of the History of Witchcraft sat down for a chat about witch panics, memes, authority, and the importance of getting angry while also staying calm. https://paxbritannica.info/episode-list/ https://w...


 2020-07-29  36m

episode 65: Episode 65: Women Part 2, Mary and Eve and Sex Part 2

Sex for commoners and nobles and...nuns?


 2020-07-07  43m

episode 64: Episode 64: Women Part 2, Mary and Eve and Sex (Part 1)

The first half of a look at the way women's status in the middle ages was determined by their sexuality. https://www.blackwallstreet-1921.com/


 2020-06-25  36m

Episode 63.5: Housekeeping Minisode

https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ https://www.lyceum.fm/ http://midatlanticshow.com/ https://www.blackwallstreet-1921.com/


 2020-05-29  7m

episode 63: Women Part 1: The Fourth Estate?

In the last few episodes we discussed the issue of groups that do not fit comfortably into the concept of normal that any society sets up. Today we will begin to discuss the most strange and terrifying minority of all: women. Also congrats to Andrew ...


 2020-05-08  36m