The History of Byzantium (general)

We explore arguments for and against the idea that commerce was a huge source of revenue for Byzantium.


Direct download: 119_Follow_the_Money.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

The Romans are finally recovering from three centuries of struggle. One of the lesser-discussed reasons for this was the payments made to the elites for their loyalty.


Direct download: 118_Revival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Its time for some of your questions. We cover queries about the Bulgars, Slavs, Greece, Coins and modern Romania.


Direct download: 117_Questions_IV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

We place the Khazars, Magyars, Pechenegs and Rus on the map and explore their relationships with Constantinople.


Direct download: 116_North_of_the_Danube.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

The 9th century was a period of amazing social and political change in the Balkans. We follow the Khans as they plot a path toward recognition of their right to exist.


Direct download: 115_The_Rise_of_Bulgaria.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

We explore the diplomatic and trade exchanges between Byzantium, the Caliphate and the Franks.

Direct download: 114_International_Relations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Charlemagne's empire could not last. Frankish customs saw the realm divided and it would never be put back together.


Direct download: 113_Carolingian_Decline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

With the Caliphate in decline the Romans take a greater interest in the Armenian lands on their eastern border. We explore the fragmented landscape and politics of Armenia and take a quick glance at Cilicia and the forts beyond.


Direct download: 112_The_Frontier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

We begin our end of the century episodes in the East. Since 838 the great Caliphal armies have not been seen in Anatolia. We explore why as the Caliphate slowly pulls itself apart across the 9th century.


Direct download: 111_Abbasid_Decline.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am EDT

Byzantine Stories episode three announcement 2

Direct download: Byzantine_Stories_episode_three_announcement2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am EDT