Universal History: Secular Superheroes before Cancel Culture | Richard Rohlin

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Jonathan Pageau Logo  fiber_manual_record  Oct 23rd, 2021


In this episode of the Universal History series, Richard Rohlin and I discuss the tradition of the Nine Worthies. We’ve been talking a lot about sacred history and how these religious patterns manifested themselves in terms of how people understood their own identities. But now we move to a more secular Western Europe, where even here there was still a desire people had to connect their own society, through memory and celebration, to different characters in the past. The Nine Worthies personify the ideals of chivalry, as established in the Middle Ages.

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