123. Italian Unification

In this episode we discuss the Italian unification movement in the context of 19th century political theory and the wake of the French Revolution’s effects on both statehood and national identity. Colin Oliver returns as guest. This episode is part four in our extended look at the history of fascism. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Dylan Workman, Richie Thierry, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the […]

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64. Before And After WWI (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the newer nation-states that participated in the First World War, examining whether they survived the ordeal more effectively than the old empires that fell under the stress of those four years. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 48, The Italian Renaissance (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   5:56 – Since audio is such a fantastically poor medium for discussing the visual arts, I’ll try to link to images of the paintings, buildings, and sculptures we discuss. Here’s one for “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Heironymus Bosch. 12:52 – The Mona Lisa is […]

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48. The Italian Renaissance (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Italian Renaissance, as well as its end and aftermath. Kevin Miller returns as guest.

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