366 episodes

A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
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    Episode 291 - Michael Doukas of Epiros

    Episode 291 - Michael Doukas of Epiros

    Michael Komnenos Doukas would have had a forgettable career if it wasn't for the chaos which followed Manuel Komnenos' death.
    But the twists of fate allowed him to found a new state in Epirus (Western Greece) which would eventually seize huge parts of the Roman world.
    Period: 1204-15

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    • 20 min
    Episode 290 - The Despot, Theodore Laskaris

    Episode 290 - The Despot, Theodore Laskaris

    We follow Theodore Laskaris as he escapes from Constantinople and establishes a new state at Nicaea. Crowned as the new Roman Emperor he must face down rivals on every side including the Turks.
    Period: 1204-12

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    • 25 min
    Episode 289 - Kaloyan, Tsar of Bulgaria

    Episode 289 - Kaloyan, Tsar of Bulgaria

    With Baldwin and Boniface dead the Bulgarians run riot across Thrace. Their Tsar Kaloyan attempts to capture Thessalonica and ponders whether he could become the new Roman Emperor.
    Period: 1204-07

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    • 25 min
    Episode 288 - Boniface, Marquis of Montferrat

    Episode 288 - Boniface, Marquis of Montferrat

    After throwing a huge strop Boniface, the Marquis of Montferrat, is made King of Thessalonica.
    He sent his men to conquer most of Greece but the Bulgarians were on his tail.
    Period: 1204-07

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    • 21 min
    Episode 287 - Count Baldwin of Flanders and Hainaut

    Episode 287 - Count Baldwin of Flanders and Hainaut

    The Latins agree to stay for another year and to conquer the whole of the Roman Empire. They elect Count Baldwin of Flanders and Hainaut to be their Emperor and all seems well. It only takes a year for everything to fall apart.
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    • 24 min
    Episode 286 - Vantage Point

    Episode 286 - Vantage Point

    The narrative returns as we head back to 1204 and the sack of Constantinople. The arrival of the Latins had actually splintered the Roman world into at least 13 different states.
    With a little help from the 2008 film 'Vantage Point' we will be following the different perspectives of these actors as they deal with the fallout from the sack.
    We begin with the story of Alexios V Doukas who fled the city just before it fell.
    Period: 1204

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
444 Ratings

444 Ratings

HistoryHD ,

Wow this is a series for the ages

Currently on episode 101 and have taken a pause to go back and fill In my knowledge with the history of Rome, but this has to be one of the best historical podcast out there the detail and effort that goes into each episode really shows, this is a must listen for any body even slightly interested in the Byzantine time period or any historical time period for that fact.

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AWSOME

Love listening while taking my morning walks

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Ep 277

This guest is using the word ‘right?’ way too often & over explaining the simplest concepts as if they are profound & new …it would be interesting if points were made more efficiently, rather than labouring the point

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