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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

On Stage with Mike Duncan!

9/17/2019
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I am attending the Sound Education Conference next month and sharing the stage with Mike Duncan! It will be a huge honour for me to meet and chat to the man who inspired 'The History of Byzantium.' And you can be there too. I've recorded a short explanation for the show but all the details can be found at soundeducation.fm For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:01:48

Robin interviewed on the Roads to Liberty Podcast

8/12/2019
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Robin interviewed on the Roads to Liberty Podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:58:21

Live Facebook recording today

7/28/2019
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Live Facebook recording today For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:03:30

2020 Tours

7/25/2019
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2020 Istanbul, Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour information For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:02:39

Episode 195 - King of the Ashes

7/23/2019
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:35

Episode 194 - Normandy-in-Anatolia

7/4/2019
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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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:40

Episode 193 - Manzikert

6/28/2019
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Doukas' widow Eudocia marries Romanos Diogenes to empower a General who can stop the Turkic raids. Diogenes does his best but ends up meeting the Sultan, Alp Arslan, in battle on the fields outside the city of Manzikert. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:01:48:30

Episode 192 - Feeling Blank

5/31/2019
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Constantine X Doukas spends his reign doing little to help the eastern front. We explore the possible reasons for this inactivity. We also cover Doukas' death and the oath he made his wife swear. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:25:43

Episode 191 - The Sack of Ani

5/24/2019
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Isaac Komnenos comes to power urgently trying to restore the budget. But when he dies two years later his successor Constantine X Doukas reverses his economising. As he cuts from the military budget instead Turkic raiders sack the Armenian city of Ani. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:40

Episode 190 - The End of the Macedonian Dynasty

5/12/2019
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Theodora resumes control of the Empire but dies a year later. Her eunuchs choose Michael Bringas to replace her but he is not approved of by the Empire's military establishment. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:36

An interview with Barry Strauss - Author of '10 Caesars' and the 'Antiquitas' podcast

5/3/2019
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An interview with Professor Barry Strauss about his new book '10 Caesars' and his podcast 'Antiquitas.' I quiz him about the two Emperors with most relevance to Byzantium: Diocletian and Constantine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:16

Backer Rewards Episode 14 - The City of Rome with Steve Guerra

4/26/2019
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Our fourteenth Kickstarter backers reward episode looks at the city of Rome and its development from the height of Antonine Rome to the post Justinian world of Gregory the Great. You will be in the capable hands of Steve Guerra from the History of the Papacy Podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:48:46

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:12