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The History of Byzantium
The History of Byzantium

A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for... more

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Episode 294 - The Rise and Fall of Epirus

Theodoros Doukas the leader of the Roman state of Epirus leads his people to ever greater heights in the 1220s.... more

14 May 2024 · 16 minutes
Episode 293 - Governing Constantinople with John Giebfried

Today we look at Constantinople itself. What was the physical state of the city and what was the Latin administration... more

08 May 2024 · 43 minutes
Episode 292 - Venice and the Rest of the Empire with John Giebfried

Today we look at the parts of the Roman Empire we haven't covered so far in the post-siege narrative. This... more

01 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Episode 291 - Michael Doukas of Epirus

Michael Komnenos Doukas would have had a forgettable career if it wasn't for the chaos which followed Manuel Komnenos' death.But... more

24 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
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... more

17 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
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... more

10 Apr 2024 · 25 minutes
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... more

31 Mar 2024 · 21 minutes
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... more

27 Mar 2024 · 24 minutes
Episode 286 - Vantage Point

The narrative returns as we head back to 1204 and the sack of Constantinople. The arrival of the Latins had... more

20 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Episode 285 - Totalus Rankium

I speak to Rob and Jamie from the podcast Totalus Rankium. Their show is a light hearted ranking of every... more

11 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
The History of Byzantium
Episode 294 - The Rise and Fall of Epirus
The History of Byzantium