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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

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

Backer Rewards Episode 3 - What was Istanbul like?

6/23/2018
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Our third Kickstarter backers reward episode features a lot of chat about my trip to Istanbul. I talk about the experience of visiting for the first time and answer listener questions.

Duration:00:22:48

Backer Rewards Episode 2 - A Day in the Life of a Podcaster

6/12/2018
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Our second Kickstarter backers reward episode featuring some book recommendations and me describing a day in the life of a podcaster.

Duration:00:18:33

Episode 168 - A Guided Tour

6/6/2018
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What would a foreign visitor to Constantinople expect to see and hear?

Duration:00:26:14

Hello from Istanbul

6/4/2018
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Hello from Istanbul

Duration:00:09:35

Episode 167 - Five Centuries On

5/28/2018
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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)

Duration:00:26:12

Post Script to episode 166

5/23/2018
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An explanation and some credits from Episode 166 - To The City.

Duration:00:08:44

Episode 166 - To The City

5/21/2018
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You visit Constantinople, guided by a stranger.

Duration:00:37:32

Backer Rewards Episode 1 - Byzantine Games

5/12/2018
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Our first Kickstarter backers reward episode showcasing the Byzantine board and role playing games available.

Duration:00:10:27