2-12. Many Things Keep Happening.
We review the sources for the reign of Clovis the First, and review the scenario in northern Gaul when he came to power.
2-11. The Germanic Heroes
Today we’re not looking at the actual history of the Early Middle ages, but at the literature that came to be written about the early middle ages.
2-10. Every Wave Must Break
The last years of Theodoric’s reign in Italy saw the erosion of confidence, and increasing internal strife, along with diplomatic reversals abroad.
So, remember when I was talking about Boethius and I mentioned the Acacian Schism, and I said it was just too obscure to get into? Well guess what.
2-8. Friends and Neighbors
Theodoric and Cassiodorus work to prevent war in Western Europe, while crafting an image of imperial majesty. In the end, it works out pretty well for the Ostrogoths
2-7. Cass and Bo
We pause to take a look at two of the most famous subjects of Theodoric the Great.
2-6. Regnum Italiae – Theodoric the Great Pt. 4
Theodoric’s kingdom in Italy gets historians unreasonably excited. We’ll explore how he ran it, how he turned himself from warband chief to beloved king, and how he worked to restore the glory of old.
2-5. War for Italy – Theodoric the Great Pt. 3
Theodoric leads his people to Italy, to make war on Odoacer and win for himself a permanent kingdom.
2-4. Boldness Be My Friend: Theodoric the Great Pt 2
479 to 488. Rocky relations between Theodoric and Zeno lead to ups and downs for the Ostrogoths, along with many diversions and detours in their search for a stable home.
2-3. A Balkan Bust-Up: Theodoric the Great Pt 1
c. 460 to 479 CE We welcome to the stage Theodoric, soon to be Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths. In the process we catch up on the overwritten soap opera that was politics in Constantinople in the 470s. It’s a wild ride. Hello and welcome to the Dark Ages Podcast. Today’s episode: A…