6 thoughts on “131 The History of Europe Part V: Economic change and technology

  1. Enjoyed the pause in the narrative this week, but really just wanted to get on here and say that this is the first time in some 40 episodes that I have been up to date. Too many history podcasts methinks. The last week for me has been a trip through all of Richard II’s reign. Good job you did there, if I might say so.
    Enjoy your summer break.

  2. Brilliant! I enjoyed (believe it or not) the minutiae about the evolution of suspensions on medieval carts. And now I shall never see the word “company” without thinking of a bunch of merchants around a table, breaking bread. Entomology (no wait, that’s bugs, isn’t it?) er- etymology (i.e., word origins) has always interested me, so thanks for so regularly putting that sort of thing in. (It so happens I already knew about how “pig iron” got its name.)

  3. A fascinating topic and a very listenable reading voice! I don’t know if this adds anything here but I wrote an audio drama about changing technology and its impact on the environment which you can listen to here: http://www.redthreadproductions.org/conservation/
    I was particularly interested in changing ideas about time and nature. Please excuse any solecisms I am a playwright rather than a historian! Best wishes.

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