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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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    • 4.8 • 522 Ratings

A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
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    Episode 260 - The Fourth Crusade (Part 2)

    Episode 260 - The Fourth Crusade (Part 2)

    The Latins assault the city and Alexios Angelos Komnenos flees. Alexios Angelos becomes Emperor and empties the treasury into the Crusaders' hands. But when he runs out of money the two sides face an inevitable confrontation.
    Period: 1203-4

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 259 - The Fourth Crusade (Part 1)

    Episode 259 - The Fourth Crusade (Part 1)

    Pope Innocent calls for a new Crusade to retake Jerusalem. A group of French Knights decide to form an expedition to Egypt and make a deal with Venice to transport them. But when they can't pay the bill the mission goes awry and ends up at Constantinople. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 258 - Almost Ungovernable

    Episode 258 - Almost Ungovernable

    Alexios Angelos faces down one internal rebellion after another as the Roman Empire continues to contract. The biggest threat to his throne comes from disgruntled aristocrats and the people of Constantinople. 
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    • 22 min
    Episode 257 - What Could Be More Trustworthy than a Brother?

    Episode 257 - What Could Be More Trustworthy than a Brother?

    Isaac Angelos does his best to secure his position and confront the Bulgarians. But he is overthrown by his brother at the head of a coalition of aristocratic families.
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    • 26 min
    Episode 255 - The Third Crusade (part 1)

    Episode 255 - The Third Crusade (part 1)

    As soon as news reached the West that Jerusalem had fallen a new Crusade was called. The German, French and English Kings all led armies East but only Frederick Barbarossa went by land. He led a large army across the Balkans towards Constantinople and Isaac Angelos had to decided whether to treat him as friend or foe.
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    • 25 min
    Episode 254 - Saladin the Strategist with Ben Duval

    Episode 254 - Saladin the Strategist with Ben Duval

    I speak to author Ben Duval, author of the book: "Saladin the Strategist: How the Crusaders Lost the Holy Land."
    We go through Saladin's career starting with how he captured Egypt. Then how he built the coalition which defeated the Crusaders. Finally we watch on as he traps them at Hattin and then sweeps across the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
    Buy the book here, follow Ben on twitter @byzantinemporia and find out more about his work here.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
522 Ratings

522 Ratings

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Brilliant

Such a good telling of a fascinating story and history.

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Brilliant

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a number of years now and it remains, without any contest, the best podcast around that focuses on a single state. This is the standard to which I hold all other history podcasts.

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The best history podcast out there

By far the best history podcast!!

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