The History of Byzantium

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring Robin Pierson
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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453

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As Constantine IX leaves the stage we see him desperately searching for ways to raise tax revenue.
The rapacious behaviour of the Normans in Italy brings together an alliance against them. The Byzantines and the Papacy try to get on the same page but discover that they may never be able to.
After the Pecheneg Wars the Roman treasury was empty. We look at Constantine Monomachos' response to this and other Imperial expenses which may have exacerbated the situation.

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Dusse reviewed this podcast on Jun 30th, 2017
"Continues the tale of the history of the Romans efter The History of Rome ends with the fall of the western half of the empire, and does so in great style. Fantastic storytelling and great historical research on a fascinating subject with many ups and downs results in a supremly enjoyable podcast."

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May 1st, 2012
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Mar 15th, 2019
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