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One of the things that strikes me listening to this series is how very little I knew about the Russian Revolution. I am also struck by how little concern there was about how to make things better for ordinary Russians. They were all concerned about the correct interpretation of Marxist scripture as it were. Also, when does Kerensky make his entrance?
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2019 on 10.27- Coming Together Drifting Apart at Revolutions
Feature History - Meiji Restoration ... Feature History - Opium Wars
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2019 on 10.26- The Far East at Revolutions
period drama treat: War and Peace
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2019 on Episode 10.11 Delay at Revolutions
It is as if you started the British Revolution/Civil War with a small congregation of Marian exiles in Geneva writing the Geneva Bible with a certain John Knox serving as pastor. Or started the American Revolution with the Mayflower Compact and the essays of John Locke. But those things can be assumed with an English speaking audience. All this background of 19th radicals is necessary because those of us who grew up in the cold war are a stranger to it. Also, one would have thought that the revolutionary potential of rural peasants would have been definitively answered in 1381.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2019 on 10.7- The Paris Commune Revisited at Revolutions
Thanks so much for doing this. As a child of the cold war I find Marx to be a little, well, out there. But this really helps, even if I have to listen to it 2 or 3 times. As for future revolutions, hope you will consider the Indian revolution, as it is one of those revolutions that rolls around the world. There is a direct link to the American civil rights movement as so many civil rights leaders were students of Gandhi, and some of the older ones had actually gone to India to support him.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2019 on 10.4- Historical Materialism at Revolutions
am I the only one experiencing technical difficulties?
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2019 on 9.21- Death To The Gringos at Revolutions
thanks so much for Wittenberg to Westphalia!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2018 on 8.8- The Bloody Week at Revolutions
Clemenceau must have been very glad to have lost that particular election, it kept him out of the inevitable catastrophe. This is fascinating, thanks for telling this story. Looking forward to the Mexican Revolution.
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2018 on 8.6- The Commune at Revolutions
What this series is doing for me is finally answering the question of how a mob in Paris imagined it could declare a commune and impose its will upon the entire country. Now I begin to understand as much as anyone can understand, After months of starvation and being literally shell shocked, judgement was warped by stress. Add to that a history where it must have seemed that Paris HAD imposed its will upon the country, and well, you begin to understand how people could have been so deluded.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2018 on 8.5- The Cannons at Revolutions
decent documentary about Germany in the immediate aftermath of WWI Die Deutschen (The Germans) S02E10 'Gustav Stresemann und die Republik' (Eng Sub)
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2018 on 8.5- The Cannons at Revolutions
The Franco-Prussian War: Every Day
Toggle Commented May 31, 2018 on 8.4- The Siege of Paris at Revolutions
dunno about Mike, but Ian I found your comment fascinating. What struck me was the chilling description of how Prussia had organized its economy around waging war, hit far too close to home for this American.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2018 on 8.2- The Franco-Prussian War at Revolutions
Deutsche Welle documentary on Bismark Die Deutschen (The Germans) S01E09 'Bismarck und das Deutsche Reich' (Ger&Eng Subs) for those who share my passion for period drama The Life of Otto von Bismark
Toggle Commented May 11, 2018 on 8.1- The Second French Empire at Revolutions
two more history links to tide everyone over, Deutsche Welle's take on the demise of the Ottoman Empire
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2018 on 7.32- The Bitter End at Revolutions
more to tide everyone over, the BBC series on The Great War On The Idle Hill of Summer | The Great War (1 of 26)
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2018 on 7.32- The Bitter End at Revolutions
to tide everyone over until the Paris Commune WWI New Perspectives: The Sandwich that Sabotaged Civilization
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2018 on 7.32- The Bitter End at Revolutions
this is a great story, thank you so much for telling it.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2018 on 7.27- The Flight of the Pope at Revolutions
Where were the churches of Germany during all this? Or is that just one too many strands to keep up with in what is a very chaotic and complicated story? Were there differences between the Lutherans, Reformed, and Catholic? Or were they all leery of revolutionaries?
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2018 on 7.25- The Parliament of Professors at Revolutions
for those who just cannot get enough of 1848, Deustche Welle's documentary on Robert Blum (click on settings wheel to get English subtitles)
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2018 on 7.25- The Parliament of Professors at Revolutions
Thanks for telling this, the Czech and Hungarian part of this story is what most interests me. The recriminations in the aftermath must have been plenty bitter. I had not really considered it, but the Slaves of central and eastern Europe were all dominated by non-Slavic people, except the Poles of Tsarist Russia, and that was not a happy arrangement. You can see how all these nationalist aspirations coalesced in 1918.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2018 on 7.24- The Turn Of The Tide at Revolutions
Is there a book that chronicles the arrival of the refugees of 1848 in the US? I see people getting on boats in Naples, Hamburg, wherever, and coming to the US. They must have been a remarkable group.
there is a comic opera quality to the Austrian part of this story that I have a feeling is going to go full tragedy in a few episodes. It is a great story and you tell it well.
how many people knew about Ferdinand I's disability? Was it commonly known in Vienna?
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2017 on 7.14- The Fall of Metternich at Revolutions
this is a great story, thank you for telling it.
Toggle Commented Nov 6, 2017 on 7.14- The Fall of Metternich at Revolutions
I went back to listen to episode 3.43, conspiracy of equals. it is more compelling now that I know partly where it leads.