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The History of Byzantium

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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com

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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com

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Awesome podcast

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This is a great history podcast, and I recommend it to everyone who looks for a quality history podcast!

Awesome!!!

By King Rygar - Nov 02 2019
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This is my new favorite podcast, and what a perfect voice talent to narrate this!!!

iTunes Ratings

2411 Ratings
Average Ratings
2128
163
48
31
41

Awesome podcast

By ripcity976 - Dec 05 2019
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This is a great history podcast, and I recommend it to everyone who looks for a quality history podcast!

Awesome!!!

By King Rygar - Nov 02 2019
Read more
This is my new favorite podcast, and what a perfect voice talent to narrate this!!!

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The History of Byzantium

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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com

Episode 36 - The End of Legitimacy

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Maurice has a tough decision to make about his role in the Persian civil war. Once that is over he turns his attention to the Balkans. Success in the field is ruined by the cost of paying the army.

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Sep 13 2013

28mins

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Episode 193 - Manzikert

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Doukas' widow Eudocia marries Romanos Diogenes to empower a General who can stop the Turkic raids. Diogenes does his best but ends up meeting the Sultan, Alp Arslan, in battle on the fields outside the city of Manzikert.

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Jun 28 2019

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Episode 27 - The Walking Dead

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The Plague arrives at Pelusium and spreads to Alexandria where it rages for four months. By Spring 542 the Egyptians have to begin sending out the grain fleets. They export the Plague with them and Constantinople endures a nightmare summer of death.

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May 27 2013

41mins

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Episode 169 - Constantinople in 1025

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Having covered the famous monuments thoroughly we take a look around the rest of Constantinople. We survey changes in the population, harbours, architecture and palace amongst other things.

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Aug 19 2018

37mins

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Episode 8 - Italy and Africa

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We take a look at the former Roman Provinces of  Italy and Africa and see what Theodoric’s Ostrogoths and the Vandals, respectively, have been up to in the last century.

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Sep 27 2012

27mins

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Episode 165 - The Eagle and the Frogs

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We explore the reasons why the Bulgarians never became Romans.

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Mar 20 2018

25mins

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Episode 166 - To The City

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You visit Constantinople, guided by a stranger.

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May 21 2018

37mins

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Episode 164 - Don't Believe Your Map

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The maps commonly used in books and the internet give a misleading impression of the Byzantine occupation of Bulgaria. We tour the Balkans and discuss the reality on the ground.

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Mar 19 2018

31mins

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Episode 170 - The "Conquest" of Armenia

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We head to the Eastern frontier to see what Byzantium's expansion into Armenia meant for the Empire.

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Sep 07 2018

31mins

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Episode 167 - Five Centuries On

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We survey the main structures and services of Constantinople to see what has changed since 518 AD (episode 10 of the show)

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May 28 2018

25mins

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Episode 188 - The Great Schism

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The rapacious behaviour of the Normans in Italy brings together an alliance against them. The Byzantines and the Papacy try to get on the same page but discover that they may never be able to.

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Mar 15 2019

35mins

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Episode 163 - The Magyars, Pechenegs and Rus

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We trace the interconnected developments of the Magyars, Pechenegs and Rus.

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Mar 06 2018

25mins

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Episode 69 - Lost to the West

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Maslama puts Constantinople under siege. The Romans look to the heavens for a sign that God still favours them.

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Mar 31 2015

1hr 20mins

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Episode 172 - The Roman Army in 1025 AD

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We discuss the past century of success for the Roman military and answer some listener questions

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Oct 05 2018

28mins

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Episode 101 - Thomas the Slav

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Leo's murder is greeted with disgust in Anatolia where men rally behind Thomas the Slav. But back at the capital men get behind Michael of Amorium as a suitable replacement. This split leads to a three year civil war and a stalemate which suggests that God favours neither man.

 

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Mar 13 2016

1hr 13mins

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Episode 182 - The Double Agent

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We cover the Bulgarian uprising of 1040 and the events elsewhere in the Balkans which led up to it.

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Jan 18 2019

29mins

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Episode 152 - Bardas Phokas

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Civil war resumes as both Bardas Sclerus and Bardas Phokas rebel against Basil. An epic showdown follows which drags the Bulgarians, the Rus, Varangians, Arabs, Armenians and Georgians into the contest. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Sep 29 2017

51mins

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Episode 162 - Venetians and Normans

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We move on to Venice and Normandy to discuss the development of two peoples who will play a key role in the future of Byzantium.

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Feb 27 2018

25mins

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Episode 161 - Not Yet Holy Roman Emperors

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We talk about developments in the Frankish realm as they relate to Byzantium across the past century.

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Feb 19 2018

29mins

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Episode 112 - The Frontier

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With the Caliphate in decline the Romans take a greater interest in the Armenian lands on their eastern border. We explore the fragmented landscape and politics of Armenia and take a quick glance at Cilicia and the forts beyond.

 

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Sep 21 2016

33mins

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Introducing MYTHOLOGY

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Myths endure for a reason. This episodic audio drama brings ancient myths to life for the modern audience. Each episode presents exciting stories and analysis of each myth's history and origins, giving insight into how our ancestors saw the universe. Mythology releases a new episode every Tuesday. Mythology is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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Nov 13 2019

8mins

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Backer Rewards Episode 15 - The Hagia Sophia and Imperial Coronations

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Our fifteenth Kickstarter backers reward episode looks at some aspects of the Hagia Sophia and the coronation ceremony of Emperors.

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Oct 21 2019

21mins

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On Stage with Mike Duncan!

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I am attending the Sound Education Conference next month and sharing the stage with Mike Duncan! It will be a huge honour for me to meet and chat to the man who inspired 'The History of Byzantium.' And you can be there too. I've recorded a short explanation for the show but all the details can be found at soundeducation.fm

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Sep 17 2019

1min

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Robin interviewed on the Roads to Liberty Podcast

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Robin interviewed on the Roads to Liberty Podcast

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Aug 12 2019

58mins

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Live Facebook recording today

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Live Facebook recording today

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Jul 28 2019

2mins

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2020 Tours

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2020 Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour information

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Jul 25 2019

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Episode 195 - King of the Ashes

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We follow the flailing administration of Michael VII as it slowly collapses under the immense weight of events. Then we watch as the remaining Roman Generals line up one after another as each attempts to burn the Empire down in order to become King of the Ashes.

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Jul 23 2019

33mins

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Episode 194 - Normandy-in-Anatolia

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Turkic nomads begin to raid Anatolia. The Imperial response is hampered by the defection of their Norman mercenaries. Under their commander Roussel de Bailleul they begin operating independently leading the government to squander precious resources in bringing them down.

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Jul 04 2019

30mins

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Episode 193 - Manzikert

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Doukas' widow Eudocia marries Romanos Diogenes to empower a General who can stop the Turkic raids. Diogenes does his best but ends up meeting the Sultan, Alp Arslan, in battle on the fields outside the city of Manzikert.

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Jun 28 2019

1hr 47mins

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Episode 192 - Feeling Blank

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Constantine X Doukas spends his reign doing little to help the eastern front. We explore the possible reasons for this inactivity. We also cover Doukas' death and the oath he made his wife swear.

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May 31 2019

25mins

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Episode 191 - The Sack of Ani

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Isaac Komnenos comes to power urgently trying to restore the budget. But when he dies two years later his successor Constantine X Doukas reverses his economising. As he cuts from the military budget instead Turkic raiders sack the Armenian city of Ani.

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May 24 2019

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Episode 190 - The End of the Macedonian Dynasty

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Theodora resumes control of the Empire but dies a year later. Her eunuchs choose Michael Bringas to replace her but he is not approved of by the Empire's military establishment.

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May 12 2019

25mins

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An interview with Barry Strauss - Author of '10 Caesars' and the 'Antiquitas' podcast

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An interview with Professor Barry Strauss about his new book '10 Caesars' and his podcast 'Antiquitas.' I quiz him about the two Emperors with most relevance to Byzantium: Diocletian and Constantine.

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May 03 2019

29mins

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Backer Rewards Episode 14 - The City of Rome with Steve Guerra

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Our fourteenth Kickstarter backers reward episode looks at the city of Rome and its development from the height of Antonine Rome to the post Justinian world of Gregory the Great. You will be in the capable hands of Steve Guerra from the History of the Papacy Podcast.

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Apr 26 2019

48mins

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Backer Rewards Episode 13 – The Byzantine Legacy

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Our thirteenth Kickstarter backers reward episode looks at the legacy of Byzantium and why it seems so forgotten today.

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Apr 07 2019

20mins

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Episode 189 - End of Act Two

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As Constantine IX leaves the stage we see him desperately searching for ways to raise tax revenue.

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Mar 25 2019

31mins

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Episode 188 - The Great Schism

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The rapacious behaviour of the Normans in Italy brings together an alliance against them. The Byzantines and the Papacy try to get on the same page but discover that they may never be able to.

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Mar 15 2019

35mins

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Episode 187 - Hey Big Spender

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After the Pecheneg Wars the Roman treasury was empty. We look at Constantine Monomachos' response to this and other Imperial expenses which may have exacerbated the situation.

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Mar 07 2019

29mins

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Episode 186 - The Pecheneg Wars

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The first large Seljuk raids on the Empire lead to a series of events which unravel Byzantium's Western defences.

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Mar 01 2019

39mins

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The History of History Podcasting

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A quick interview with me about the History of History Podcasting

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Feb 22 2019

11mins

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