The History of Byzantium

A weekly Society, Culture and History podcast featuring
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This podcast fills a gap in history that is rarely covered. While the UK and Rome get a lot of love, Eastern Europe is often ignored. A very well done walk through of the Eastern Empire.
Picking up the torch from the History of Rome isn't an easy task. Robin however accomplished it and has truly created one of the best history podcasts available.
Brilliant. Thoroughly well researched, and an engaging narrative to get lost in, in the best of ways. Of the highest quality!
A truly gripping retelling of the life of a storied, complex, inspiring but oft-forgotten empire. The way the script manages to juggle so many different perspectives, from factual retellings, to interpretations, to showing what life must have been like on the ground, to the repercussions of the actions of people, "great men" or not, it is all a sight to behold. I don't think I've ever had as amazing an experience listening to anything, podcast or music, as when talking a long walk at night a few years ago, listening to the story of the return of Justinian II from exile. It was like a film unfolding before my very eyes. Nothing like it has happened before or since. Listen to this podcast. It is good.
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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Podcast Details

Created by
Robin Pierson
Podcast Status
May 1st, 2012
Latest Episode
Oct 14th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes
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