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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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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
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    Episode 303 - Pinch Me

    Episode 303 - Pinch Me

    We talk about the challenges which Michael Palaiologos and the Nicaens faced as they prepared to move back to Constantinople. 
    Period: 1204-61

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    • 22 min
    Episode 302 - Colonial Occupation

    Episode 302 - Colonial Occupation

    We talk about the Latin occupied parts of Byzantium. What was life like for the conquered and the conquerors? Was the occupation a colonial enterprise?
    Period: 1204-61

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    • 27 min
    Episode 301 - The Fifth Crusade with Nicholas Morton

    Episode 301 - The Fifth Crusade with Nicholas Morton

    Professor Nicholas Morton returns to tell us the story of the Fifth Crusade. To learn more check out his book The Mongol Storm: Making and Breaking Empires in the Medieval Near East. 
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    • 54 min
    Episode 300 - The 10 Greatest Byzantine Emperors

    Episode 300 - The 10 Greatest Byzantine Emperors

    For our 300th episode I decided to do something different. I chose my 10 greatest Byzantine Emperors.
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    • 22 min
    Episode 299 - Baldwin II with John Giebfried

    Episode 299 - Baldwin II with John Giebfried

    With Constantinople back in Roman hands we explore the one vantage point we've ignored: the last Latin Emperor Baldwin II. Dr John Giebfried returns to give us Baldwin's biography.
    Period: 1215-61

    John completed his PhD in Medieval History at St Louis University in 2015 and has subsequently worked at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Georgia Southern University, East Georgia State College, and since 2022 has been a faculty member at the University of Vienna, where he teaches History and Digital Humanities. His academic work focuses on the Crusades, the Crusader-States, and European interactions with the Mongols.

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    • 48 min
    Episode 298 - The Providence of God

    Episode 298 - The Providence of God

    Theodore Laskaris II beds down his father's conquests in Europe. But his early death sees his family sidelined by Michael Palaiologos. The new Emperor needs some victories to legitimise his seizure of power and the fates reward him beyond all expectations.
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Alexandru Petrescu 1979 ,

One of the best

Providing great entertainment while maintaining a convincing scholarly standard, the History of Byzantium represents considerably more than just the continuation to Mike Duncan's History of Rome. I very much enjoy Robin’s carefully paced narrative, subtle sense of humour, emphasis on human perspective and willingness to consider and discuss alternative views wherever they might come from. Especially since the subject is such an exotic, obscure, neglected matter. The successive additions and innovations to the core narration should also be commended: the end of century retrospectives, the backer’s rewards episodes, the interviews with leading scholars, the supporting maps and resources on the excellent website. I won’t presume to compare different podcasts on objective terms, but for my subjective perception Robin’s show is there on the podium with other outstanding creations such as Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History or Mike Duncan’s Revolutions. Thanks to Robin’s efforts, I can actually look forward to ironing my shirts or solving similar, otherwise deeply hated household chores while I’m listening to the story of the Empire recounted in his calm, conciliatory voice. I wholeheartedly recommend it!

zarele1 ,

Lovely

I beautiful and useful podcast!

Tudor Serbanescu ,

Mr.

Great podcast!

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