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

The History of Byzantium thehistoryofbyzantium@gmail.com

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

    Episode 217 - Diverging Paths

    Episode 217 - Diverging Paths

    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.
     
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    Episode 216 - The Battle of Dorylaeum

    Episode 216 - The Battle of Dorylaeum

    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.
     
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    Final reminder about the Intelligent Speech Conference

    Final reminder about the Intelligent Speech Conference

    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
     
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    Episode 215 - The Siege of Nicaea

    Episode 215 - The Siege of Nicaea

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

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

    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.
     
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    Buy Intelligent Speech tickets now! Prices going up!

    Buy Intelligent Speech tickets now! Prices going up!

    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/
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

BillyFerguson ,

Five Stars

Fantastic podcast, thorough yet easliy digestable history of an often ignored period. Every fan of the ancient world will love it! More than does justice to its predecessor, History of Rome.

Musty-Dusty Worm ,

Wow!

I love this podcast. The narrative is well researched and written clearly ie easy to understand. Robin delivers his insights where his broad reading is apparent. He also has a a velvet voice which makes listening all the more pleasurable. His brings to life a neglected, exotic part of European / Middle Eastern history.
I can’t recommend this often enough - as I do to anyone who’ll listen.

amy83amy ,

Your key to understanding the modern world

Byzantium is the greatest part of history that most people know nothing about.

Everyone knows the Romans but many don’t realise the empire survived until 1453.

Robert Pierson brings the story to vivid life in a tale that is gripping from start to end.

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