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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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2203 Ratings
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1948
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35

SweetOrbMace

By SweetOrbMace - Jul 21 2019
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Exciting little known history delivered dry and straight

Fantastic

By Holden Hosch - Jul 02 2019
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Really informative and interesting

iTunes Ratings

2203 Ratings
Average Ratings
1948
151
42
27
35

SweetOrbMace

By SweetOrbMace - Jul 21 2019
Read more
Exciting little known history delivered dry and straight

Fantastic

By Holden Hosch - Jul 02 2019
Read more
Really informative and interesting
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The History of Byzantium

Updated 9 days ago

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

Rank #1: 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
28 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 1a – An Introduction to Byzantine History

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An introduction for listeners who haven't listened to "The History of Rome" podcast.

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May 02 2012
16 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 2 - Two Steps Back

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We journey back to 457 to introduce the Emperor Leo. I don’t cover his reign in full but there are important details about life in the East which “The History of Rome” didn’t cover.

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Jun 01 2012
20 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 1 - An Introduction

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I explain the idea behind the podcast and how I intend to proceed. I also talk about how often I will be able to create episodes.

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May 01 2012
10 mins
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Rank #5: Live Facebook recording today

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Live Facebook recording today

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Jul 28 2019
2 mins
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Rank #6: 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
37 mins
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Rank #7: 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
41 mins
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Rank #8: 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
25 mins
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Rank #9: 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
27 mins
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Rank #10: 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
33 mins
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Rank #11: 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
31 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #13: 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
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #14: 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
29 mins
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Rank #15: 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
30 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 168 - A Guided Tour

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What would a foreign visitor to Constantinople expect to see and hear?

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Jun 06 2018
25 mins
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Rank #17: 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
25 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 166 - To The City

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You visit Constantinople, guided by a stranger.

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May 21 2018
37 mins
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Rank #19: 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
31 mins
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Rank #20: 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
35 mins
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