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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 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.... more

19 Jun 2024 · 48 minutes
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... more

12 Jun 2024 · 29 minutes
Episode 297 - The Rise and Rise of Nicaea

With the Bulgarians and Turks hobbled by the Mongols the field is clear for Nicaea. John Vatatzes annexes a huge... more

05 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Episode 296 - The Mongol Storm with Nicholas Morton

We talk to Dr Nicholas Morton about the arrival of the Mongols into the Byzantine world. Their confrontation with the... more

29 May 2024 · 44 minutes
Episode 295 - The Forgotten Siege

While Epirus was rising and falling, Nicaea was consolidating. John Vatatzes, the new Emperor, was competent at home and abroad.... more

22 May 2024 · 27 minutes
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
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Episode 299 - Baldwin II with John Giebfried
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