326 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 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
    Episode 253 - The Second Bulgarian Empire

    Episode 253 - The Second Bulgarian Empire

    Isaac Angelos begins his reign by defeating the Normans and making as many alliances as he can to secure his position. Unfortunately he rejects an offer from two Vlach Chieftains Peter and Asen. They turn on the Romans and found the Second Bulgarian Empire north of the Haemus Mountains.
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Imperialism2themax ,

A Window into the Past

Quality podcast about the Eastern Roman Empire after the Western Empire’s collapse in 476. Robin has put together an absolute masterpiece, and I’m grateful to him for helping me see the importance of this history and sparking my interest in learning more.

Thank you Robin!

pedrobmalo ,

Uh,oh

Quality is slipping while push for revenue is getting more aggressive. Not a good combo.

Cole Keehner ,

Great Listen

Top tier history podcast. Thanks for the awesome content Robyn

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