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Sources - Episode 4

As always, the goal at Thugs and Miracles is to be as transparent as possible and to spark a discussion about history. This podcast would be remiss to that end if it did not include a list of all of the sources used to make every episode. If you think I have missed anything, or if you have a recommendation for a source I haven't used yet, please feel free to reach out and let me know!

Without further ado, my source list for Episode 4 - Clovis, the First King: Taking Power:


Crisp, Ryan Patrick. “Marriage and Alliance in the Merovingian Kingdoms, 481-639.” Academia.edu, 2003. https://www.academia.edu/586006/Marriage_and_Alliance_in_the_Merovingian_Kingdoms_481-639

Freedman, Paul. "Clovis and the Franks." Lecture. Fall 2011. Accessed September 26, 2019. https://oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-210

Gregory Bishop of Tours. History of the Franks. Translated by Ernest Brehaut. New York: Columbia University Press, 1916. Accessed June 7, 2019. https://archive.org/details/historyoffranks01greg/page/n7

Hindley, Thomas. “Clovis et les Mérovingiens, 2018.” Academia.edu. Accessed September 25, 2019. https://www.academia.edu/36185545/Clovis_et_les_M%C3%A9rovingiens_2018

Naidos, Michael. “Perceptions of the Past in Merovingian Historiography, The Case of Gregory of Tours' Historia Francorum.” Revista Roda Da Fortuna 4, no. 2 (May 30, 2016): 70–89. https://www.academia.edu/25728617/Perceptions_of_the_Past_in_Merovingian_Historiography_The_case_of_Gregory_of_Tours_Historia_Francorum

Rickard, John. “Battle of Soissons, 486.” History of War. Accessed October 1, 2019. http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_soissons.html

Riddle, John M. A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

“Syagrius, Le Vaincu De Soissons.” Les Merovingiens, February 15, 2004. http://chrisagde.free.fr/merovingiens/syagrius.htm

Wells, Peter S. Barbarians to Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Williard, Hope. “Friendship and Diplomacy in the Histories of Gregory of Tours - The Merovingian Kingdoms and the Mediterranean World: Revisiting the Sources, 2019.” Academia.edu. Accessed September 24, 2019. https://www.academia.edu/38655461/Friendship_and_Diplomacy_in_the_Histories_of_Gregory_of_Tours