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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 13 – The Byzantine Legacy

4/7/2019
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Our thirteenth Kickstarter backers reward episode looks at the legacy of Byzantium and why it seems so forgotten today.

Duration:00:21:08

Episode 189 - End of Act Two

3/25/2019
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As Constantine IX leaves the stage we see him desperately searching for ways to raise tax revenue.

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 188 - The Great Schism

3/15/2019
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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.

Duration:00:36:51

Episode 187 - Hey Big Spender

3/7/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:39

Episode 186 - The Pecheneg Wars

3/1/2019
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The first large Seljuk raids on the Empire lead to a series of events which unravel Byzantium's Western defences.

Duration:00:39:40

The History of History Podcasting

2/22/2019
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A quick interview with me about the History of History Podcasting

Duration:00:11:41

Episode 185 - Winning the Election

2/15/2019
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Constantine Monomachos faces yet more challenges in the early years of his reign. We cover the annexation of Ani, the Pechenegs crossing the Danube and the revolt of Leo Tornikios.

Duration:00:31:34

Episode 184 - Act Two Begins

2/7/2019
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Zoe chooses Constantine Monomachos to be her new husband and Emperor. We discuss his character and relationship with our historian Michael Psellos. Then move on to two major challenges which greeted his arrival on the throne.

Duration:00:28:12

Backer Rewards Episode 12 - Harald Hardrada with Noah Tetzner

2/2/2019
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Our twelfth Kickstarter backers reward episode looks at the life of Harald Hardrada in conversation with Noah Tetzner from the History of Vikings Podcast.

Duration:00:26:34

Episode 183 is live

1/25/2019
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If you'd like to hear about the dramatic fall of Michael V then episode 183 is now available to buy

Duration:00:04:12

Episode 182 - The Double Agent

1/18/2019
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We cover the Bulgarian uprising of 1040 and the events elsewhere in the Balkans which led up to it.

Duration:00:30:23

Episode 181 - A Bunch of Nobodies

1/11/2019
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Michael IV marries Zoe and becomes Emperor. Despite ill health he rules well with his brother John the Orphanotrophos. Their invasion of Sicily goes well initially but soon falls apart.

Duration:00:28:06

Episode 180 - Stumbling Forward

12/28/2018
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Romanos III is faced with the same problems which troubled his predecessor. He decides that a campaign against Aleppo will solve some of his problems. Meanwhile Zoe is left alone and frustrated in the Palace.

Duration:00:25:54

Episode 179 - Where Were We

12/22/2018
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We return to the narrative with a short introduction and the short reign of Basil's brother Constantine VIII.

Duration:00:20:16

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