#48 Interview with Dirk Hoffmann-Becking from History of the Germans Podcast

Germany in the 2nd half of the 11th century – Why everybody wanted to go to Heaven – Why Anno really kidnapped Henry IV.

This episode I would like to take a more general look at this turbulent time, the second half of the 11th century. Which developments shaped this time, medieval Germany and to what extent they affected Anno and also the city of Cologne. 

But all that would be far too complex for me. 

So I’m glad that Dirk from the “History of the Germans” podcast was kind enough to stop by for this episode. 

In our little chat we start off by talking about our motivation why we started our podcasts and then go straight into the action, the 2nd half of the 11th century. 

#57 Shadow and Light: The Jewish Community in Cologne in the 12th Century The History of Cologne

In this episode, we immerse ourselves in 12th century medieval Cologne and explore the fascinating life of the Jewish community that existed in the midst of a predominantly Christian majority society. We learn about the everyday hostilities the Jewish population faced, but also about phases of cooperation and joint action.
  1. #57 Shadow and Light: The Jewish Community in Cologne in the 12th Century
  2. #56 From Economic Power to Political Dominance – Cologne's Brotherhood of the Rich in the 12th century
  3. #55 Rupert of Deutz and the Fire of 1128
  4. #54 Who owns the city? (in the 12th century)
  5. #53 When the church bells in Cologne were silenced: The Interdict of 1119

Dirk Hoffmann-Becking “History of the Germans” Podcast

“A great many things keep happening, some good, some bad” (Gregory of Tours 539-594). From the Coronation of Henry the Fowler in 919 CE to German Reunification in 1990 in weekly chronological 20-30 min episodes.

Listen to his podcast here: Link

The Empire/Medieval Germany in the 11th century

By Holy Roman Empire 1000 map-fr.svg: Sémhurderivative work: OwenBlacker | Discussion – Holy Roman Empire 1000 map-fr.svg, originally based on HRR 10Jh.jpg (2005)., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16239633

The mighty Duchy of Saxony in the 11th century where many nobles constantly rebelled against Henry IV’s reign.

Public Figures we talk about in the episode

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