Episode 260 - The Fourth Crusade (Part 2)
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6d ago
The Latins assault the city and Alexios Angelos Komnenos flees. Alexios Angelos becomes Emperor and empties the treasury into the Crusaders' hands. But when he runs out of money the two sides face an inevitable confrontation. Period: 1203-4 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 259 - The Fourth Crusade (Part 1)
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2w ago
Pope Innocent calls for a new Crusade to retake Jerusalem. A group of French Knights decide to form an expedition to Egypt and make a deal with Venice to transport them. But when they can't pay the bill the mission goes awry and ends up at Constantinople.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 258 - Almost Ungovernable
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2w ago
Alexios Angelos faces down one internal rebellion after another as the Roman Empire continues to contract. The biggest threat to his throne comes from disgruntled aristocrats and the people of Constantinople.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 255 - The Third Crusade (part 1)
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1M ago
As soon as news reached the West that Jerusalem had fallen a new Crusade was called. The German, French and English Kings all led armies East but only Frederick Barbarossa went by land. He led a large army across the Balkans towards Constantinople and Isaac Angelos had to decided whether to treat him as friend or foe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 254 - Saladin the Strategist with Ben Duval
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I speak to author Ben Duval, author of the book: "Saladin the Strategist: How the Crusaders Lost the Holy Land." We go through Saladin's career starting with how he captured Egypt. Then how he built the coalition which defeated the Crusaders. Finally we watch on as he traps them at Hattin and then sweeps across the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Buy the book here, follow Ben on twitter @byzantinemporia and find out more about his work here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 253 - The Second Bulgarian Empire
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2M ago
Isaac Angelos begins his reign by defeating the Normans and making as many alliances as he can to secure his position. Unfortunately he rejects an offer from two Vlach Chieftains Peter and Asen. They turn on the Romans and found the Second Bulgarian Empire north of the Haemus Mountains. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 252 - The Sack of Thessalonica
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Andronikos continues to terrorise his relatives. Many leave Byzantium seeking help from foreign courts. One arrives in Sicily and calls on the Normans to help him. They launch an invasion and sack the city of Thessalonica.  Period: 1184-85 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 251 - A Lion Pouncing on a Large Prey
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2M ago
When Manuel Komnenos died he left an 11 year old son as his heir. The Regency Council set up to protect him fails. Manuel's cousin Andronikos seizes the throne instead and begins a reign of terror.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 250 - Retaking Anatolia
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5M ago
We talk about why the Romans didn't have more success in fighting the Turks. Was there a better way to fight the nomads? Or was it not really about tactics but strategy? Period: 1070-1180 Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Episode 249 - Life in Byzantine Anatolia
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6M ago
We look around the Roman provinces in Anatolia to review their defensive situation and the lifestyle of its people. We also briefly talk about Turkic people who lived in Byzantium. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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