Narrative History Medieval Travellers


With Human Circus, I take you along with medieval history's most interesting travellers, whether they be merchant, friar, pilgrim, crusader, soldier, ambassador, or explorer. We follow them into the Mongol Empire, Ottoman Constantinople, or the Hellespont, into Safavid Iran, Saadi Morocco, or Alexander's Gate. There'll be assassins, infinite porpoises, and the stone-cracking cold. Join us. 

Human Circus is part of the Recorded History Podcast Network. It is researched, written, produced, and presented by Devon Field.


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Salah ad-din 6: The ayyubids

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