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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 41m. Bisher sind 100 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 3 Wochen.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 20 hours 55 minutes


Andrew Pilot Housekeeping Episode

Please vote for The Two Musketeers here: https://tongal.com/welcome/ngp/


 2021-12-07  3m

episode 80: Episode 80: An Interview with Zach Twamley

Do you like books? The Thirty Years War? CambraiWell you will need to listen to this one.


 2021-11-22  54m

episode 79: Episode 79: Investiture Controversies Introduction

What is an investiture controversy? What does it have to do with the Early Modern Period? Will this episode have a defenestration? For that last one, yes. But for the rest you will have to listen.


 2021-10-22  39m

episode 78: Episode 78: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part 4; The Rise of Serfdom

This Episode wraps up not only our look at slavery in the middle ages, but the entire third season of this show. Zach's new book, Matchlock and the Embassy: http://www.wdfpodcast.com/thevassalstate/ml1 I have read it all at this point and it i...


 2021-09-29  43m

episode 77: Episode 77: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part 3; Transition

Unfreedom in the middle ages took on a wide variety of forms. In this episode I talk about the ideological shifts that accompanied this change, some examples of the deals that were struck, and one highly amusing example of priestly fraud. Map Corner:...


 2021-08-30  48m

New Show Announcement and Episode and W2Housekeeping. Look just listen.

I am starting a second show! Let me tell you about how it will affect W2W, some changes to Patreon levels, and then you can listen to the first episode!. The main show website is here: https://wittenbergtowestphaliapodcast.weebly.com/why-tho There is...


 2021-08-12  25m

episode 76: Episode 76: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part 3, The Economics of Slavery (Redux).

One would think that the economics of slavery would be simple, but then a person who thought that would clearly not be a fan of this show. https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/


 2021-07-20  45m

episode 75: Episode 75: Slavery in the Middle Ages Part II, Teaching an Old Narrative Modern Tricks.

In this episode we spend a bit of quality time with our friend Marc Boch and discuss why he thought what he thought about slavery and serfdom, why some of it was wrong, and why some of it is still valid. This is a nice, calm episode. Some gentle laughs...


 2021-06-15  51m

Escape! o Intelligent Speech!

Last year's sessions: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuAmmbvyrD92VvbxWuktX5OnCt_qcibzH This year's conference, go to store to buy tickets: https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/1690-2/


 2021-04-23  2m

episode 74: Episode 74: Slavery Part 1: Theory

By popular demand, we begin a very detailed look at medieval slavery. This time out we tackle what relevance this conversation has to the modern world, and how we even begin to define slavery, anyway. Reconsider: https://reconsidermedia.com/ Intellig...


 2021-04-03  1h2m