The History of Byzantium

The History of Byzantium

Published by: thehistoryofbyzantium@gmail.com
243 Episodes | First Released: May 1 '12

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

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TDKFreedomRider
Dec 25 '19
Rating:   10
The History of Rome,... continued.

I am a fan of history then I found “The History of Rome” podcast by Mike Duncan. This is Part two of The History of Rome. If you haven’t listened to that, start there. This podcast will make more sense. When you finish “The History of Rome” move to this podcast. The best way I can describe “THoR” & “History of Byzantium” is if you like ancient history & Game of Thrones (minus the final season), you’ll dig this. On THoR you’ll learn about Empress Agripina & her son Emperor Nero, they were the inspiration for Queen Searcy & King Joffrey on Game of Thrones. The stories of the ancient world are quite devious & intriguing. I probably peaked you interest if you like stories with many plot twists.

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ripcity976
Dec 5 '19
Rating:   10
Awesome podcast

This is a great history podcast, and I recommend it to everyone who looks for a quality history podcast!

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constellaria
Dec 1 '19
Rating:   10
Makes me happy!

At least as good as the History of Rome. It’s a joy to listen to, and I love the listener questions asked and answered at the end of every century. Well done!

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TheMinnesotaMutt
Nov 11 '19
Rating:   10
So you’ve decided to start a business degree

When I finished the history of Rome, I was like “but what about the byzantines?” This is what about the Byzantines. 5/7 perfect sequel.

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King Rygar
Nov 2 '19
Rating:   10
Awesome!!!

This is my new favorite podcast, and what a perfect voice talent to narrate this!!!

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mwolsen
Nov 2 '19
Rating:   10
It’s good

If you liked Mike Duncan, you’ll like this. Maybe even a little more because he hasn’t fallen into Duncan’s recent trend of moving really slowly.

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rHick19246
Oct 25 '19
Rating:   10
One of the Great Ones

This is a well researched and presented tour of the history of the Eastern Roman Empire. I thoroughly enjoy listening and learning.

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aje1955
Oct 23 '19
Rating:   10
Great history podcast

Excellent podcast. Well researched, written and presented. Quality of sources are always discussed. This is one of my top 3 podcasts and he does a great job following the History of Rome.

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gfhardin
Oct 19 '19
Rating:   10
Full of info - thought provoking

Got here via The History of Rome. I appreciate how RP is up front about the varying quality and availability of sources as he continues this epic campaign. His clear skepticism is appropriate and appreciated and his calling out of what his favored conclusions are - and the fact that there are lots of things we will never know - are an important part of the work. I’m only up to 140 - but I have to point out the one time RP seemed to lose some of his constructive critical faculties when reading Procopius on Theodora. He seemed to forget his typical stance that the truth lies between the complimentary and critical writings, and allowed himself judge Theodora as just as debauched as an annoyed Procopius wanted you to believe. I do feel that RP did get a bit better about acknowledging the sexism embedded in the sources later on - and does a good job of recognizing the particular cultureism/racism of his sources by the 8th century and forward. I truly appreciate how this podcast informs me - and also challenges the way I reach conclusions.

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frederik99
Oct 8 '19
Rating:   10
One of the best

I’ve listened to hundreds of podcasts on a myriad of topics, and this is easily in my Top 3. Hope it keeps going!

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glinn07
Sep 20 '19
Rating:   10
Fantastic

Just a fabulous podcast. Robin is a terrific writer and speaks with unabashed enthusiasm for this topic. The story of Byzantium is utterly fascinating and I am so grateful that Robin is telling it!

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AuggyWest
Sep 20 '19
Rating:   10
History of Byzantium is well worth the listen!

The History of Byzantium podcast is an exceptionally informative show. The show is very insightful and a must for history buffs or students of history.

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Oscar Red
Sep 18 '19
Rating:   10
Best of any history podcast.

Robin presents the history of Byzantium with a very professional radio sounding voice. His knowledge digs deep into the culture and he sites his sources and tells the audience of potential historical controversies over the source information. Highly recommended.

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Brian in D
Sep 17 '19
Rating:   10
Wonderful!

Thank you to Robin and all who made this wonderful telling of the Byzantine Empire. Both enjoyable and Enlightening, I’ve recommended this to many friends and family for learning about this Important era that if you have any knowledge of. Great thanks to Robin for the podcast.

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Aurelian II
Sep 9 '19
Rating:   10
Simply Amazing

Truly a spiritual successor to Mike Duncan's "The History of Rome". Great work Robin, I'm so glad you picked up where the story left off. Keep up the amazing work!

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BeMalleth
Aug 28 '19
Rating:   10
Engaging!

Just diving in on this magnificent history podcast and I can’t stop listening! The history of the later empire of the Romans really comes to life for me in this telling, and I really must wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who likes a good story or history generally.

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Kallinikos Gracchi
Aug 27 '19
Rating:   10
Superb

Informative podcast, top quality. I don’t need to say more, it’s one of the best podcast out there.

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mikki_wrote_a_review
Aug 20 '19
Rating:   10
History of Rome - Part II

If you liked The History of Rome podcast, this should be next in your queue!!

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EricRainh2o
Aug 17 '19
Rating:   10
What a ride!

Most of us are like Robin and we grew up hearing almost nothing about the history of the Eastern Roman Empire. I imagine it stems from the prejudice of the Enlightenment period to degrade all things not of Western Europe. A thousand years of history basically ignored. Thank you Robin for doing the homework for us and being a great storyteller:)

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PW10~
Aug 17 '19
Rating:   10
Great Podcast

Very interesting and entertaining. I have thoroughly enjoyed it so far!

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