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EXPANDING OUR KNOWLEDGE ON GERMANY

History for all, and for all some fun

Germany has been a major player in the last 100 years for the world and is well known for its role in World War 2 and creating the world we know today.  But how much do you know about the Germany before? Or about the Germany after?  Did you know that the German tribes conquered most of Roman Europe and Africa?  Did you know that Queen Louise of Prussia was a symbol of resistance against Napoleon? Join us as we discuss the history of Germany and turn it from dry tales into relatable and personal stories of people not so different from you or me. This podcast will cover aspects of culture, politics, military, gender, and day to day life from when we first have findings for the archeological records all the way to modern day.

The episodes are supposed to be listened to in order so make sure to start with episode 1 and work your way through up to the newest episode.  I hope you enjoy as we explore the center of Europe.

 
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LATEST EPISODE

November 10, 2020

Join in as we look at the Suevi who go from one of the smallest Germanic tribes in the Iberian Peninsula to nearly driving the Romans out!  Will they leave a lasting legacy in the conquered lands unlike the Vandals or will they disappear into the dustbin of history?

NEWS FOR PODCAST ON GERMANY

June 30,2020

Hey so update! There will not be a normal episode this week. Instead there will be a special interview this week and another next week! I hope that makes up for a small break between our normal episodes.

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ABOUT THE PODCAST AND MYSELF

Hello,
My name is Jacob Collier and I am the creator of the Podcast on Germany. Podcast on Germany was created in order to provide a fun and interesting discussion on German history. This podcast wants to expand on our common knowledge of Germany and its past and turn it from the dry pages of your textbooks into real life stories.  The names and dates will have faces and meanings while the past becomes something that we can understand and appreciate.  Those involved in the history will be shown as real life humans not story book characters that we could never be.  All of this is important to show that history is something that we take part of every day, even without realizing it. It also serves as a reminder that history is life.  What happened to those mentioned within the podcast can happen to you as well.  We can end up being just as great if we try, or just as terrible if we are not careful, as those names mentioned within those long classes back in high school.


I received my Master's degree in Modern European History focusing on Imperial German diplomacy in 2017 from Texas Tech University.  I can read German but do not bother to ask me to speak it. Language has never been my gift.  I have spent 3 years reading and researching German history and was lucky enough to go visit Berlin, Potsdam, and Vienna back in May 2018.  I have always enjoyed reading the histories and I look forward to sharing it with you. 

 

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ON THIS DAY!

Important events and people on this day in German History:

For women, stressed out with the upcoming holiday in the US, I would just like to point out that back in the Mid-Middle ages it was perfectly acceptable in the Holy Roman Empire for wives to challenge their husbands to a duel. These judicial duels or trial by combats would be used to settle marital issues and could be used to decide divorce cases. Whoever won the duel won the case.


The typical duel would see the woman holding a club or a stone wrapped in a cloth while the man would be placed into a hole in the ground or container. The man would also have one hand tied behind his back and the use of a stick to defend himself. Then the duel would proceed.


The last recorded marital duel was in 1200. This is because new laws came into being only allowing men to start divorce procedures. These laws would crack down heavily on women's rights as the late middle ages progressed and would only begin to reverse course in the late 1800s.

 

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