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S1 E44: Historical Sources (History Suite)

March 30, 2021 - 0 minute read

We answer a listener question about history being written by the victors. Regular History Suite host, Dr. Caleb Karges (military historian) is joined by Dr. C.J. Armstrong (classics) and Dr. Jeff Mallinson (historian of ideas and religion). What happens when we are left with only one source? What if that source is hostile? Assessing the author of a source is where this episode on historiography takes us.


  • Tacitus
  • Protestant historiography
  • Greek mythology
  • Plutarch
  • Livy
  • Theodore Beza
  • Alexander the Great
  • Charlemagne and the Carolingian Renaissance
  • Wetti of Reichenau and a vision of hell
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