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A podcast telling the story of the Roman Empire from 476 AD to 1453

A podcast telling the story of the Roman Empire from 476 AD to 1453
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United Kingdom

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A podcast telling the story of the Roman Empire from 476 AD to 1453

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English


Episodes

Backer Rewards Episode 11 - The Jewish Communities of Byzantium

12/14/2018
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Our eleventh Kickstarter backers reward episode explores Byzantium's Jewish communities.

Duration:00:20:36

Episode 178 - Questions VII

12/7/2018
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Listener questions on Varangians, provincial administration, diplomacy, family mottos and the ever popular top 5 best and worst Emperors.

Duration:00:29:20

Episode 177 - Questions VI

12/1/2018
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Listener questions on houses, slavery, citizenship, vacations and common sayings amongst others.

Duration:00:30:00

Episode 176 - Michael Psellos with Peter Adamson

11/25/2018
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An interview with Peter Adamson from the History of Philosophy Without any Gaps podcast. We talk primarily about Michael Psellos and his role in the intellectual history of Byzantium. But we also talk about Byzantine philosophy in general.

Duration:00:46:21

Episode 175 - The Turks

11/20/2018
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The Turks are coming to the borders of Armenia and we examine why.

Duration:00:21:24

Backer Rewards Episode 10 - Economy and Population Questions

11/7/2018
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Our tenth Kickstarter backers reward episode answers a series of questions about the growing population and economy.

Duration:00:37:42

Episode 174 - The Economic Recovery

11/1/2018
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We explore the economic recovery of the Empire.

Duration:00:27:21

Backer Rewards Episode 9 - The Sweep of History

10/19/2018
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Our ninth Kickstarter backers reward episode discusses the sweep of history during our period and what lies under the maps.

Duration:00:25:37

Episode 173 - Dead Ideas Podcast interview: The Varangian Guard

10/12/2018
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I was a guest on the Dead Ideas podcast to discuss the Varangian Guard. We talk about their role in the palace and the field armies and contrast their role to Eunuchs in Byzantium. Do check out Dead Ideas for episodes covering Titoism, Serfdom, Cuneiform, Vikings and many other fun topics.

Duration:00:42:13

Episode 172 - The Roman Army in 1025 AD

10/5/2018
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We discuss the past century of success for the Roman military and answer some listener questions

Duration:00:29:29

Backer Rewards Episode 8 - Greek Fire on Land

9/27/2018
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Our eighth Kickstarter backers reward episode features questions about the use of Greek Fire on land.

Duration:00:16:38

Episode 171 - The Eastern Frontier

9/21/2018
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We head to the Eastern frontier to see what Byzantium's expansion into Armenia meant for the Empire.

Duration:00:30:34

Tour Announcement

9/19/2018
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The 2019 History of Byzantium tour is here. Book your place now!

Duration:00:03:23

Backer Rewards Episode 7 - Georgia and the Black Sea

9/14/2018
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Our seventh Kickstarter backers reward episode features questions about Georgia, the Orthodox nations around the Black Sea and Ravenna.

Duration:00:17:28

Episode 170 - The "Conquest" of Armenia

9/7/2018
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We head to the Eastern frontier to see what Byzantium's expansion into Armenia meant for the Empire.

Duration:00:31:51

Backer Rewards Episode 6 - Respect, Institutions, Justice

8/24/2018
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Our sixth Kickstarter backers reward episode features questions about the institutions which influenced Byzantine life and the legal punishments for everyday crimes.

Duration:00:17:29

Episode 169 - Constantinople in 1025

8/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:54

Byzantine Stories Episode 7 Announcement

8/7/2018
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Byzantine Stories Episode 7: Women in the Roman World is now available

Duration:00:04:21

Backer Rewards Episode 5 - Imperial Qualities and More Feelings

7/8/2018
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Our fifth Kickstarter backers reward episode features questions about what makes a good Emperor and more about feeling attached to the Romans.

Duration:00:15:17

Backer Rewards Episode 4 - Lucky Romans and Being a Celebrity

6/28/2018
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Our fourth Kickstarter backers reward episode features questions about Constantinople and some personal ones for me.

Duration:00:17:28