The History of Byzantium (general)

A reminder of where we've come from in the 8th century and where we are going in the 9th.


Direct download: 93_Recap_and_Precap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

I answer your questions about the Themes, the Khazars, China, daily life and blinding. I also update our Constantine acrostic. 


Direct download: 92_Questions_III.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

An Interview with Paul Kastenellos (the pseudonym of author Vincent O'Reilly) about his two historical novels "Antonina - A Byzantine Slut" and "Count No Man Happy."


Direct download: 91_An_Interview_with_Author_Vincent_OReilly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

I flesh out some details and answer your questions about the Roman army in 800AD.


Direct download: 90_The_Roman_Army_in_800AD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

I present a fantasy narrative of a soldier's life during a raid in Cappadocia. The details are all taken from Byzantine sources.


Direct download: 87_The_House_of_War.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST

More Thoughts on "The Byzantine Republic" and my interview with Anthony Kaldellis.


Direct download: 86b_More_thoughts_on_the_Byzantine_Republic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EST

An interview with Professor Anthony Kaldellis about his book "The Byzantine Republic." It's a fascinating discussion about Byzantine political culture. He explores what the Romans really thought about their government and what all those rebellions really say about them. You will want to hear this!

Direct download: 86_The_Byzantine_Republic_with_Anthony_Kaldellis.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47am EST

We explore the lives of the people of Byzantium. From the Emperor through the court down to the farmers, merchants and minorities who made up the population.


Direct download: 85_The_People.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We explore the remaining provinces of the Roman Empire from Sicily to Cilicia. Ok Cilicia is no longer a part of the Empire but its on the border and I liked the alliteration.


Direct download: 84_Imperial_Territory.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am EST

We explore the lives of the former Romans of Syria, Palestine and Egypt. We discuss the survival of language and Christianity and answer other listener questions. We also look at what the Romans and Arabs really thought of one another.


Direct download: 83_The_Leftovers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am EST