Podcast

Episode 014 – Carolingian Italy

We have a look at the system that Charlemagne set up in Italy, the administration, the economy and the educational reform. We also take a time to have a look at how the peninsula was divided up at this point and the ongoing relationship between the Frankish rulers and the popes of Rome.

Recap 01 Episodes 001 – 013 from the fall of the Western Roman Empire to the fall of the Lombards

This episode is a recap of the first thirteen episodes that acts as a refresher before we move on to the Carolingian reign in Italy and the growing power of the papcy and the Holy Roman Empire

Interview episode 01 – Dario Pedrazzini on the Lombards

An interview with Dario Pedrazzini on the daily lives of the Lombards at the time of king Rothari from his book on the topic. He collaborates with “Res Bellica”, a company that produces equipment for historical re-enactments. You can have a look at their products at:

http://www.res-bellica.com/en/

Episode 013 – A look at the Catholic Church

We take a step back in time to fill in the history of the Catholic Church up t the point in our narrative, i.e. the fall of the Lombard kingdom in 774.

Thanks to Elia Locardi for the Vatican photo, check out his website: Elia Locardi