Historiansplaining: A historian tells you why everything you know is wrong
About This Show
History lectures by Samuel Biagetti.
I am a historian (and antique dealer) with a Phd in early American history from Columbia University; my dissertation was on Freemasonry in the 1700s. I have recently taught courses at Columbia and Barnard College and have had articles published in Early American Studies and the Journal of Caribbean History.
The world today is nothing more than the product of everything that came before; hence, misunderstanding the past leads us to misjudge the present. I will focus on the historical myths and distortions that people use today in order to explain away the world in which we live; we will cut away the stilts supporting our illusions, and we will begin with the central myth of Western history: the Middle Ages.
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Most Recent Episode
History of the United States in 100 Objects -- 3: Scarlet Macaw Feather Sash, ca. 1150 AD
3 days ago
-Sash made of Yucca rope, leather, squirrel pelt, and scarlet macaw feathers
-Found in Lavender Canyon, Utah
-Dated to Ancestral Pueblo Civilization, ca. 1150 AD
Made with more than 2000 tiny macaw feathers, this sash is unique in the archeological record, probably the most complex and the most personal artifact ever found from the ancestral Pueblo civilization. Also informally called "Anasazi" and known for its cliff palaces, this civilization flourished for several centuries before collapsing in the 1100s, around the time when this complex and mysterious object was left behind in a cave.
Special thanks to the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum for their help and support and making this lecture.
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