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Hello fellow amateur historians and ancient/medieval scholars!!! My name is Nick Barksdale and like you, I have a passion for ancient and medieval history and so, I created this Podcast / YouTube Channel "The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages." The focus of this podcast is history plain and simple and all of the facts and theories that come with it. From academic lectures and to interviews, I want to talk about what we love and hopefully even touch on subjects you haven't even thought a ...
 
In this series of ten video lectures Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and King’s College London, discusses the contributions of women intellectuals, mystics, and philosophers in ancient Greece, ancient China, the Islamic world, and medieval Europe. From Diotima to Christine de Pizan, we learn about the ideas of female thinkers and also about the challenges they faced in putting forward these ideas.
 
The Mirror of Antiquity features portraits of classical scholars that blend storytelling and academic research. Guests explore how their work on ancient Greece and Rome helps them understand the contemporary world and their own lives. Produced by Curtis Dozier with support from the Vassar College Department of Greek and Roman Studies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The AIQ podcast (Antiquity in Question) is an academic podcast on the topic of ancient history. It's goal is to combine an academic approach to topics of the ancient world whilst still being interesting and fun for listeners who know little about history. The AIQ podcast covers topics such as the Romans, classical Greece and important figures in history like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. You will listen to and be immersed into the fascinating world of Empires, Leaders and the comple ...
 
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In this episode I host Megan Lewis and Dr. Joshua Bowen from Digital Hammurabi on Dr. Bowens latest work "The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament" and I'd add to that by saying it is also a handbook to the ancient Near East itself in general. The Old Testament is a fierce battleground for atheists and Christian apologists, with each side accusing…
 
On May 9, 1865, the American Civil War ended, or did it? Historians acknowledge that exact starting and ending dates of wars are open to debate, and likewise, so are the causes and reasons those wars were fought. In the case of the American Civil War, April 1861 to May 1865, the “cause” of Southern independence is a controversial and contentious su…
 
In this episode we are joined by the awesome YouTube channel host from Tipsyfish history to walk us through a complicated and controversial topic involving modern history and that is why did non slave owners support and fight for the Confederacy? It is easy to understand and see why slave owners would be concerned about the threat, real or imagined…
 
This is the second episode of a long series that we have titled "On the Fringe" where we host controversial guests and as the host play the "Devils Advocate" where we ask critical questions about their work, theories and etc. In this episode I host fringe archaeologist | theorist involving his claims of ancient advanced civilizations and technology…
 
This is the first episode of a long series that we have titled "On the Fringe" where we host controversial guests and as the host play the "Devils Advocate" where we ask critical questions about their work, theories and etc. In this episode we host Brien Foerster who has starred in Ancient Aliens on the History Channel and we explore the elongated …
 
In this episode Spencer McDaniel from the Tales of Times Forgotten Blog joins us for a rebuttal of sorts aimed towards a controversial work by Catherine Nixey titled "The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World." We begin with Spencer explaining how his religious and educational background differs from Nixey’s and how this m…
 
In a long series that explores the ancient Aegean cultures, peoples and civilizations of the Bronze Age we host PhD student Theodore Nash on a fascinating topic and that is the history, development and archaeology relating to ancient Aegean scripts and their writing systems. From exploring the complexity of Linear A, Linear B and Cretan hieroglyphs…
 
The Wolf King of Murcia: Ibn Mardanish and the Second Taifa Period in Eastern Al-Andalus. Before Game of Thrones was a thought in our imagination, literature and television there was man in medieval Iberia who would reshape trade, the borders of Kingdoms and would forever define the complicated relationship of Medieval Christians, Muslims and Jews …
 
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army. But as Kevin M. Levin argues in this carefully researched book, such claims would have shocked anyone who se…
 
In this episode Historian Kevin M. Levin the author of Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth takes us into a fascinating discussion of the roots and causes of the American Civil War, the decline and collapse of the Confederacy and more importantly the origins, development and manifestation of the Confederate Lost Ca…
 
In this episode Medievalist Matias Vanhanen takes us into a fascinating subject that is really obscure and one that provides immense challenges to researchers and that is slavery in the "Viking World." We explore archaeology such as Slavic pottery and what it tells us about slavery in Northern Europe as we move to Iceland and see the prominence of …
 
In this episode Dr. Andrew Traver takes us into the very heart and genesis of the future Roman Emperor Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. From exploring his childhood in a world of uncertainty to his coming of age in the early Roman Empire, this story covers a variety of topics from his personal ailments that caused him to be scorned and…
 
In this episode Dr. Florin Curta takes into a fascinating and controversial topic and that is the origins and history of the Bogomils and Bogomilism that originated and spread rapidly in the Medieval Balkans. Before starting off Dr. Curta takes us into an introduction to Gnosticism and different Gnostic Sects and beliefs such as the Paulicianism, M…
 
Alfonso I “the Battler” of Aragon: Hero, Villain, or Both? This episode explores a series known as "Heroes or Villains in Medieval Iberia where the audience decides if a certain historical character is a hero, a villain or if it is more complicated than one over the other. Alfonso was the son of Sancho V Ramírez. He was persuaded by Alfonso VI of L…
 
The Muslim Conquest of Medieval Iberia has been framed as this massive expansion of Islam and a vicious Holy War to seize lands from the defensive Christian Kingdoms of Europe and Asia and no other conquest comes to mind such as the Muslim Conquest of Medieval Iberia that is modern day Spain and Portugal. But what if..... that isn't entirely true? …
 
In this episode PhD student takes us into a fascinating and obscure topic relating to ancient history, maritime history and military history, and that is the development and use of the battery ram in ancient naval warfare with a focus on the Greeks and Romans. From discussing their origin and apparent unsuccessful proto rams we watch as craftsmen a…
 
In this video award winning Medievalist Dr. Kyle C. Lincoln a Medieval Iberian Historian guides us through an introduction to his upcoming series titled "Heroes or Villains of Medieval Iberia" he will examine historical figures and explore their world that we know as Medieval Iberia. The medieval figures that this series will cover in totem: (1) Al…
 
In this episode geneticist Razib Khan takes us into a topic that remains controversial to this day and that is the origins of the Huns. He starts off by describing how the Huns were seen in Late Antiquity and how they were described by ancient historians while acknowledging that we have to be careful with these sources due to their bias - after all…
 
The Kingdom of Spiro | A Forgotten Civilization The Spiro people, and their Mississippian peers, are nearly forgotten in the pages of North American history, yet they created one of the most exceptional societies in all of the Americas. The Mississippian culture was a Native American civilization that flourished in what is now the Midwestern, Easte…
 
Were the Nazis Socialists? A talk by Dr. Eric Kurlander and YouTube Historians Dr. Zar of History and Headlines, Tipsyfish History and the Cynical Historian. Today in a variety of formats from history groups to political commentaries and beyond to blogs and academic research, we see debates constantly appear involving the National Socialist German …
 
In this episode I am joined by Spencer McDaniel from Tales of Times Forgotten on a controversial episode that revolves around race, ethnicity and the ancient world. Most people assume that everyone who lived in ancient Greece and Rome was white. This is a notion that has been continually reinforced through modern films and television shows. This is…
 
In this episode I am joined by Dr. Gerrard who brilliantly guides us into the origins and establishment of the Seleucid Kingdom and its armies. We explore the cavalry of the Seleucid Empire but more importantly we explore its Cataphracts from a variety of topics such as what was the general ethnic makeup of these units? What weapons did the typical…
 
Welcome to the 30th episode of Southern Demonology! Here I talk about horror as a genre, review some recent movies and series, and finally review the horror streaming service Shudder as a whole.Visit us at our website at southerndemonology.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/southerndemonology, or join our Discord at discord.gg/vRpq9cu. You can also s…
 
In this episode Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy talks about the Netflix mini series titled "Troy: Fall of a City." The show retells the mythical story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC. However though a mere spin on historical fiction and mythology the show drew major controversy and backlash due to it casting black…
 
In this episode I host Dr. Jeroen W.P. Wijnendaele on a complicated and fascinating subject and that is "Were the Byzantines actually Roman?" Was the Byzantine Empire Greek? Or was it Roman? We explore the very origins of "Byzantine" and "Byzantium" by starting off in the ancient Greek colony of Byzantium and then we watch as the Roman Empire expan…
 
From the Spanish and French valleys of the Western Pyrenees to the Atlantic coast of the Bay of Biscay, the historically isolated Basque people have lived for millennia. In this diverse and fertile region, the Basque have retained their unique non-Indo-European language and dialects, Euskara, as well as their own cultural and regional identities. A…
 
In this episode Dr. Kontny guides us into the heart of ancient Central Europe and explores warfare and military customs of various peoples and cultures from the earliest times to the very height of the expansion of the Roman Empire. From what the sources tell us to the insights given by the advances of modern archaeology we dive into a violent hist…
 
In this presentation Dr. Florin Curta guides us thoroughly and intensely into not just the history of the early Slavs but into the very heart of the origins of the Slavic Peoples themselves. He draws from archaeology, primary sources, material culture, DNA and so very much more to show the foundations of the Slavic world in the Early Middle Ages. H…
 
In this journey Catherine Nixey takes us into the early Church and to the very heart of the Roman Empire. From fanatical zealots attacking and destroying temples to harsh laws put in place by theocratic officials we see the origin and destruction of not just the classical world, but classical civilization itself. In Harran, the locals refused to co…
 
In this episode the awesome scholar Dr. Andrew Latham guides us into the role of disease and how it defined ancient and medieval history. We set out in the ancient world exploring pandemics like the Plague of Athens, the Plague of Justinian and the Plague of Cyprian; and as we explore the impacts that these diseases had on city states and empires. …
 
In this episode I interview Dr. Jacob Lackner from the awesome history YouTube Channel Nizzahon History on why the Crusades actually happened. From historiography to heated conversations online we see a variety of narratives pushed that attempt to frame the Crusades in a way that oftentimes creates misconceptions and distortions of historical facts…
 
Minoan Origins | DNA by Dr. Peter Revesz The Minoan civilization flourished in the Middle Bronze Age on the island of Crete located in the eastern Mediterranean from c. 2000 BCE until c. 1500 BCE. With their unique art and architecture, and the spread of their ideas through contact with other cultures across the Aegean, the Minoans made a significa…
 
We continue our exploration of the name of the devil by looking at I Enoch, the Hebrew Bible, and even the Testament of Solomon.Visit us at our website at southerndemonology.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/southerndemonology, or join our Discord at discord.gg/vRpq9cu. You can also shop our merchandise at teespring.com/stores/southerndemonology…
 
Who were the Anunnaki? From pseudo scientific books to cinema like Ancient Aliens, these mythological figures have claimed a place in the popular imagination but amidst all of the fiction and misinformation we are left wondering who they actually were. Dr. Miano is here to answer that question as he guides us through the proper context of the Anunn…
 
In this episode Dr. Miano guides us through a heated topic that continues to rage on social media and that is which civilization came first? Was it the Mesopotamian Civilization? Egyptian Civilization? Or the Indus Civilization? First he asks "What is Civilization? How do we determine a civilization? And then goes on to explain what academia genera…
 
In this episode Dr. Miano from the World of Antiquity YouTube channel is here to walk us through the subject of Nibiru and its context in ancient Mesopotamian texts and astronomy. What is it? What does it mean? In this episode we sift through erroneous novices like Zecharia Sitchin and the misinformation and oftentimes lies that they created in ord…
 
In this episode Dr. Miano once again takes us into a fascinating and brief exploration soundbite into the very fringes of history and explores one of the most controversial and influential figures in the world of pseudoscience\ pseudoarcheology and that is Zecharia Sitchin. From discussing his background in business to his lack of expertise on the …
 
In this episode Dr. Miano from the YouTube channel "World of Antiquity" in a fun and masterful way guides us through the subject of "Ancient Handbags" that has produced a variety of books, tv episodes and conspiracy theories. He explains that most of the misconceptions and conspiracy theories surrounding these ancient bags is based on a lack of und…
 
In this episode Dr. Miano takes us into the very heart of modern pseudoscience and its attempts to appeal to audiences around the world in the form of a show on the History Channel called Ancient Aliens. This controversial and often fact lacking series constantly twists history and archaeology to fit their narrative and hidden agenda which is to ig…
 
In this series Dr. David Miano starts off by briefly discussing the origins of the Ancient Mesopotamians and discusses how a variety of peoples came in over time such as the arrivals of Semitic Speaking peoples, the Hurrians, Sumerians and so many more. Get you ancient Sea Peoples, Hittite and Trojan shirts, hoodies and coffee mugs today! https://t…
 
In this episode that kicks off our series on the Roman Emperor Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, we start off by examining the most important aspect of his history and that is historiography. From what the ancient sources | Roman historians told us to his often unfair treatment by later and modern historians, Dr. Andrew Traver does an e…
 
Early nomads in the Eurasian steppes since the beginning of the 1st millennium BC played a key role in the formation of the cultural and genetic landscape of populations of a significant part of Eurasia, from Eastern Europe to Eastern Central Asia. Numerous archaeological cultures associated with early nomads have been discovered throughout the Eur…
 
In this episode Dr. Mary Lefkowitz takes us into the ancient world while discussing modern conflicts to tell us not only who Thucydides was, but why he still matters today? From stagnated conflicts to strategic withdraws we explore a few of the failed conflicts of modern history and how ancient wisdom still holds many solutions to our problems toda…
 
Here we go over the other ways that demons can harass and attack humanity outside of possession: demonic obsession and oppression.Visit us at our website at southerndemonology.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/southerndemonology, or join our Discord at discord.gg/vRpq9cu. You can also shop our merchandise at teespring.com/stores/southerndemonology…
 
In this mini episode recap Egyptologist Dr. Juan Carlos Moreno García guides us into ancient Egypt and its legacy in modern Egypt. Are there modern struggles that revolve around the legacy of ancient Egypt? Are there modern political motivations in the study of the ancient Egyptian past? What are experts like Zahi Hawass doing to encourage Egyptian…
 
In this mini recap episode I host Egyptologist Dr. Juan Carlos Moreno García on a very fascinating and sometimes controversial topic and that is ancient Egyptian identity, ethnicity and ancient DNA. We talk about when foreigners become Egyptians, what ancient DNA tells us and more importantly how we should view and treat studies related to ancient …
 
In this episode I once again host a channel favorite Mr. Razib Khan on a widely studied subject and that is the Origins of the Indo Europeans and how ancient DNA answers and possibly concludes the question of who were the Indo Europeans and where did they come from? We start off by discussing what comes to mind when we hear the term "Indo European?…
 
In this episode we explore the latest and amazing archaeological findings at Stonehenge, the very heart of the British Isles. Bronze age graves, Neolithic pottery and the vestiges of a mysterious C-shaped enclosure that might have been a prehistoric industrial area are among the finds unearthed by archaeologists who have carried out preliminary wor…
 
In this lecture by Dr. Jacob Lackner we are taken into the very heart of violence, martyrdom and intolerance within Medieval Europe. We explore Christian and Jewish reactions to forced conversion and baptism with the sword as we enter into a controversial subject that split the church and society of the Medieval world. From seeing different stances…
 
In this episode I pose a controversial question that I constantly see online to Dr. Louise Hitchcock and that is "did ancient Egypt provide the foundation of Minoan Civilization?" She points out this theory derives primarily from Black Athena and that Bernal believed that the ancient Egyptians conquered Crete and how and why he was wrong. She goes …
 
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