The Archbishop of Cologne Anno II (1056-1075) was chased out of the city by an angry mob after incurring the wrath of the merchant class. In neighboring Neuss, the prince of the church and the empire ponders revenge and gathers a large army to return to Cologne.
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#57 Shadow and Light: The Jewish Community in Cologne in the 12th Century
48:30In 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.
#56 From Economic Power to Political Dominance - Cologne's Brotherhood of the Rich in the 12th century
48:32A look into how wealthy citizens of different classes also became rulers that could challenge the city lord. This episode tells the story of how the Cologne "Richerzeche" (brotherhood of the Rich) transformed from a group of merchants, unfree ministerials and court magistrates into a powerful clique who shaped the politics of medieval Cologne for centuries.
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#54 Who owns the city? (in the 12th century)
1:04:04In this episode, we delve into 12th century Cologne and take a look at the various institutions that administered and governed the city during this time. We start with the offices and institutions of the archbishop, who thus exercises his role as the supreme ruler of the city. But we also look at the development of the parish system and the resulting civic decentralised administrative structure of the special municipalities. Whoever previously thought that the Middle Ages were a time of anarchy and disorder should listen to this episode and be surprised!
#53 When the church bells in Cologne were silenced: The Interdict of 1119
38:00In 1119, the Archbishop of Cologne, Frederick I of Schwarzenburg, imposed an interdict on the city of Cologne and its inhabitants. This ecclesiastical punishment was intended to punish the citizens of Cologne for their disobedience to the archbishop and their involvement in political conflicts. The interdict had serious repercussions on religious life in the city: church services were forbidden, sacraments and funerals were no longer allowed to take place, and even the bells of the churches remained silent. Why did this happen? Find out in this episode.
#52 The History of Cologne Carnival - 200th Anniversary
1:10:13Experience a time travel through 200 years of Cologne Carnival! From its beginnings to the present day, we will explore the history of Cologne's famous cheerfulness, celebrate its traditions and customs, and understand why Carnival in Cologne is also always a reflection of its time.
#51 Exploring 11th Century Cologne: A Virtual Walk through Time
45:16Step back in time and join us on a journey through the bustling streets of medieval Cologne. In this episode of our podcast, we transport you to the year 1100 AD, where you'll experience the sights, sounds, and stories of one of Europe's most vibrant cities. From the towering cathedral to the bustling marketplaces, you'll discover the rich history and culture of this ancient city. Come along as we explore the hidden gems and hidden secrets of medieval Cologne, and discover why it was a center of trade, culture, and innovation.
#50 "Don’t mess with us!" City Expansion and Siege of Cologne in 1106
40:55The year 1106 is an important milestone in the history of Cologne. The people of Cologne skilfully exploit the dynastic conflict of the empire between father and son, thus circumventing the will of their own archbishop/city ruler, maintain legal equality within the city, are allowed to expand their city through new fortifications and put a huge royal army to flight.
#48 Germany in the 2nd half of the 11th century - Interview /w Dirk Hoffmann-Becking from History of the Germans Podcast
52:24This 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.