The Renaissance Times
By Cameron Reilly & Ray Harris
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Starting in Florence in the 14th century, a new era began to emerge in the West. People like Petrarch, who re-discovered Cicero’s lost letters, and the new humanists - who valued the study of classical antiquity - ushered in a rebirth, or as we know it today, a “renaissance" - in the study of the arts, the sciences, philosophy, and the theatre. They rediscovered what it meant to be human.
||Explicit#41 David & Goliath||Our guest today is friend of the show, one of our favourite people – artist Alex Kynaston. She was with us in Durham NC while we […]||1 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#38 The Rise Of The Medici (part 1)||One of the one of the most powerful and influential families of the Renaissance – the Medici – took centuries to rise to power. But when […]||4 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#35 The Avignon Popes – Part I||We want to go back and discuss the political situation in Italy in the 14th century. We mentioned in an earlier episode that in 1309, Pope […]||30 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#28 Ghiberti & The Doors I||If you’ve ever been to Florence, you’ve no doubt paid a visit to the Duomo, the Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Known as […]||5 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#22 – The Father Of The Renaissance (part one)||I want to pick up our story in the year 1302 To talk about a man called Pietro di Parenzo di Garzo. Well actually I want […]||4 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#15 – City Of God||Augustine said he heard a childlike voice he heard telling him to “take up and read” which he took as a divine command to open the […]||10 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#12 – The Sack Of Rome||Stilicho and the chief ministers of his party were treacherously slain on Honorius’ orders. * Stilicho had been accused by one of his enemies at court, […]||12 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 – The Whipped Dog||* Theodosius appointed his young children as his co-emperors, but he’s the sole emperor * He died a few months later, leaving the empire in the […]||15 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 – The Imperial Threesome||So let’s move on to Julian. Julian’s personal religion was both pagan and philosophical; he viewed the traditional myths as allegories, in which the ancient gods […]||16 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing the Premium Series||From episode 4 onwards, our episodes are for premium subscribers only. We’ll throw one up in the free feed from time to time, but if you […]||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 – Constantine’s Vision||Then On 11 November 308, Gally called a council to put this nonsense to bed. He invited Maximian and Diocletian. Maximian was forced to abdicate again and […]||1 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 – The Persecution of Diocletian||* They were not only happy to be punished for their beliefs, some of them even welcomed it. * There’s a strong tradition of martyrdom in […]||26 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 – Constantine The Great||At its peak, the Library of Alexandria was estimated to contain somewhere in the order of 500,000 books on philosophy, science, medicine, history, tragedy, comedy, rhetoric […]||23 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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