Episode 39: The Four Ordinances
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
2w ago
On July 26, 1830, Parisians woke up to four stunning proclamations from King Charles X, four ordinances rewriting French politics and public life. Join me to explore what these Four Ordinances did, how Charles could issue them, and how they came to appear in Parisians' morning newspaper. Visit thesiecle.com/episode39 for an annotated transcript, including images of the Four Ordinances in the July 27 Moniteur. Become a patron on Patreon to receive an ad-free fee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Supplemental 20: What's a franc?
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
1M ago
Everything you ever wanted to know about francs and sous, centimes and louis d’or, and the bewildering array of 19th Century French currency. What were all these coins? What were they worth? How did they compare to other currencies like pounds and dollars, how does that compare to today — and what does Charlemagne have to do with all of this? See a full annotated transcript with pictures on the show website. Join the show's Patreon to get an ad-free feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Episode 39: The Four Ordinances
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
2M ago
On July 26, 1830, Parisians woke up to four stunning proclamations from King Charles X, four ordinances rewriting French politics and public life. Join me to explore what these Four Ordinances did, how Charles could issue them, and how they came to appear in Parisians' morning newspaper. Visit thesiecle.com/episode39 for an annotated transcript, including images of the Four Ordinances in the July 27 Moniteur. Become a patron on Patreon to receive an ad-free fee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Supplemental 19: Fifth Birthday Special
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
3M ago
It's been five years since The Siècle first debuted! To mark the show's fifth anniversary, I'm joined by fellow history podcaster Everett Rummage of The Age of Napoleon podcast to answer listener questions and talk about history, podcasting, and more. Check out the show's new YouTube channel, where I'm gradually uploading audio of back episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Episode 39: The Four Ordinances
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
4M ago
On July 26, 1830, Parisians woke up to four stunning proclamations from King Charles X, four ordinances rewriting French politics and public life. Join me to explore what these Four Ordinances did, how Charles could issue them, and how they came to appear in Parisians' morning newspaper. Visit thesiecle.com/episode39 for an annotated transcript, including images of the Four Ordinances in the July 27 Moniteur. Become a patron on Patreon to receive an ad-free fee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Episode 38: The 221
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
5M ago
In 1830, France's slow-moving political crisis builds to a fever-pitch, as King Charles X goes to war with his liberal opposition at home, and the Regency of Algiers abroad. Amid military and electoral campaigns, Charles X will face a decision that could reshape his reign. The Siècle's 5th anniversary is coming up on January 22, 2024. I'm hosting a special Q&A episode (with a guest moderator you might know!) and want your quesitons! Please email david (at) thesiecle (dot) com by January 13, 2024, with any questions you want considered for inclusion in that episode — about the show, about 1 ..read more
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Episode 37: Algiers
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
6M ago
In the late 1820s, Napoleonic intrigues and a brutal assault by flyswatter combined to turn French attention across the Mediterranean to the Ottoman Regency of Algiers. Join Prof. Ashley Sanders to explore the cosmopolitan world of Ottoman Algeria that the Bourbon Restoration faced under Charles X. Pledge as little as $1 per month on Patreon to receive an ad-free feed of the show. Visit thesiecle.com/episode37 for a full transcript of this episode. The Siècle is part of the Evergreen Podcasts network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Episode 36: Wreck of the Medusa
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
6M ago
In 1816, the French frigate Medusa ran aground off the coast of Africa, leading to one of the most infamous naval disasters in world history. In the process, it will shine a light on the harsh realities of Bourbon Restoration politics and France's tiny colonial empire. View thesiecle.com/episode36 for a full annotated transcript, including maps and images. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Supplemental 18: Bonds, French Bonds
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
8M ago
Follow the money and where does it lead? In the Bourbon Restoration, the financial lifeblood of France was the Paris Stock Exchange, where trading in government bonds made and lost fortunes, secured comfortable retirements, and shook the very ship of state. I'm joined by historian Tyson Leuchter to break down the role of debt and finance in Restoration life. Visit thesiecle.com/supplemental18 for a full transcript. Use coupon code "siecle" at intelligentspeechonline.com to get 10% off your ticket to the 2023 Intelligent Speech Conference — a one-day online conference for history fans, by histo ..read more
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Episode 35: L'Économie
The Siècle History Podcast
by Evergreen Podcasts
9M ago
France's economy in 1830 stunk. But what does that even mean for an agricultural, pre-modern economy? And how did this bad economy impact France's controversial prime minister Jules de Polignac ..read more
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