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

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    • 4.8, 2K Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings
2K Ratings
surprisedby_joy ,

The Further Adventures of the Roman Empire

This podcast is fantastic in every aspect. For centuries, the Eastern Roman Empire dominated the medieval near east and yet it’s barely covered in schools (here in the U.S.) besides teaching its anachronistic name “Byzantine Empire.” If, like me, you want to know more about this important faction, this is a great place to start.

I’m something of an armchair historian and this podcast has helped put events which I previously didn’t fully understand into clearer and more dramatic context (Charlemagne being coronated as a Roman emperor, the Norman invasion of Sicily & southern Italy, the conquests of the Turks).

The narrative episodes are smooth & well-paced, the imperial tour episodes help the listener keep up with the ever-changing boundaries, and the interviews with various historians are fantastic and informative. If you liked Mike Duncan’s Rome podcast, you will love learning about the continued adventures of the Roman Empire in the east.

shtock ,

Pillar of history podcasting

Excellent podcast and is up there in terms of quality with hardcore history and history of rome.

meowgusta5715 ,

Amazing

Coming from the History of Rome, I never thought I could find a podcaster to get me invested in a story than what Mike was able to achieve for me. However, Robin goes the extra mile and truly makes you feel fully immersed in the story. This podcast is going to bring you deep into what it was like being a Roman during each century and intricately explain the story of the empire along the way.

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