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

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

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United Kingdom

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

Language:

English


Episodes

An update on the schedule of the podcast

10/14/2020
Hello everyone, This is a short update about the podcast and the likely schedule for the next few months. The main takeaways are: - The narrative will resume around Spring 2021 - In the meantime I will be producing bonus episodes and videos from Istanbul. As well as doing work for my Dad and taking a little time out for my mental health. - At least two more free episodes about Alexios will be coming soon. Including a Q&A about his reign and the Crusades so do send your questions in. You...

Duration:00:04:29

Episode 222 - The Good Helmsman

10/2/2020
Alexios tries to forge a coalition against Antioch but has to abandon his plans when Anatolia comes calling again. The Emperor leaves this world frustrated by his failure to outmanoeuvre the Normans but his record in office is impressive nonetheless. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:21

Episode 221 - The Triptych

9/24/2020
Bohemond heads back to Western Europe to recruit a new army. He leads them back to the Balkans to capture Dyrrhachium but Alexios is waiting for him. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:26:59

Episode 220 - The Crusade of 1101

9/15/2020
More armed pilgrims arrive at Constantinople in the wake of the fall of Jerusalem. Alexios advises them to avoid the Turks of Anatolia but they ignore him. Meanwhile Alexios' attempts to put pressure on Antioch are thwarted by Bohemond's nephew Tancred. Finally we return to Constantinople to check in with the Komnenian regime and watch a man get burnt to death. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:20

Episode 219 - A Spectacular Interruption or Jerusalem is now available

9/4/2020
It's the end of the First Crusade and this episode is for sale. Either at the website or at https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofbyzantium See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:02:57

Episode 218 - The Siege of Antioch

8/16/2020
The Crusaders set up a siege of Antioch. The vast size of the city makes it impossible to fully encircle. What follows is a battle of attrition as the Crusaders wait for the Turkic garrison to make a mistake and the garrison await reinforcements. Meanwhile Alexios makes his way to the centre of the Anatolian plateau to consolidate the return of Byzantine power. He also awaits news from Antioch. Time Stamps - each section is broken up by our drum sound effect 00.00-03.05...

Duration:01:47:00

Episode 217 - Diverging Paths

7/2/2020
The Byzantines recover the West Coast of Anatolia while the Crusaders cross the plateau. As they travel the Westerners begin dropping like flies and come to hate the land they've come to liberate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:22:28

Episode 216 - The Battle of Dorylaeum

6/28/2020
The Crusaders march out from Nicaea on their way to Antioch. First stop is at Dorylaeum on the Anatolian plateau. But the forces of Kilij Arslan are lying in wait. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:54

Final reminder about the Intelligent Speech Conference

6/25/2020
This is your final reminder about the Intelligent Speech Conference taking place this Saturday 27th June. I'll be taking part in two sessions and if you want to be there go to https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ to get tickets See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:02:42

Episode 215 - The Siege of Nicaea

6/19/2020
Alexios directs the Crusaders to Nicaea where they set up a siege. Behind the scenes though the Emperor was busy negotiating with the city's garrison. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:27:08

Basil II may have been gay! Intelligent Speech tickets still available for $10

6/18/2020
Basil II may have been gay! Just one of the 'Hidden Stories' I'll be talking about at the Intelligent Speech Conference in a week's time. Tickets are still available for $10 until the 19th June. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:01:23

Buy Intelligent Speech tickets now! Prices going up!

6/15/2020
I'm a part of two sessions at the Intelligent Speech Conference on June 27th. Please consider buying your ticket today before prices go up! https://www.intelligentspeechconference.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:04:15

Episode 214 - The Prince's Crusade

6/12/2020
The senior nobles of the First Crusade make the journey to Constantinople. There Alexios asks them to swear an oath of allegiance to him. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:22

Episode 213 - The People's Crusade

6/5/2020
Our narrative resumes as the so-called People's Crusade crosses the Danube and heads for Constantinople. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:18:40

The History of Byzantium is now on Patreon

5/29/2020
The History of Byzantium is now on Patreon. Visit patreon.com/thehistoryofbyzantium to find out more See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:01:53

Intelligent Speech Conference 2020

5/29/2020
I will be taking part in the Intelligent Speech Conference on June 27th. I will be part of a panel talking about how medieval history is depicted in popular culture. And giving a talk about the hidden voices of Byzantium. Find out more at intelligentspeechconference.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:02:53

Episode 212 - Who went on Crusade and why?

5/17/2020
How many people went on Crusade? Who were they and who was in charge of them? Why did they go? What does all this mean for Byzantium? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:28:32

Episode 211 - Why people went on Crusade with Sharyn Eastaugh

5/13/2020
Sharyn Eastaugh from the History of the Crusades podcast explores why people responded to Urban's call. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:56

Episode 210 - What did Urban say?

5/8/2020
We follow Urban as he crosses into France and spends over a year on tour. We talk about the steps he took to prepare for the announcement of the Crusades. Then we break down what we believe he said and why he said it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:21:09

Episode 209 - What about Jerusalem?

5/3/2020
We briefly talk about events in Jerusalem and the wider Levant on the eve of the First Crusade. Had anything happened there that could have sparked the Crusades? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:08