Site being updated

Hello everyone,

I’m afraid the website (which hosts the bonus episodes) is being updated at the moment. This is an update forced on us by the hosting company with no warning – hence my lack of warning to you. Please accept my apologies for the disruption. Bonus feeds and episodes will struggle to function for a short while.

If you would prefer to switch to Patreon you are welcome to do so (https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofbyzantium). If you are in the midst of a subscription I will happily refund you for the unused time. The Patreon feed has all the bonus episodes and is advert free. But it only has the free episodes starting from number 200.

I hope the site will be up and running again soon. Thanks again for your patience,
Robin

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Episode 217 – Diverging Paths

The route of the First Crusade (bad squiggly lines by Robin)

The route of the First Crusade (bad squiggly lines by Robin)

The Byzantines recover the West Coast of Anatolia while the Crusaders cross the plateau. As they travel the Westerners begin dropping like flies and come to hate the land they’ve come to liberate.

Period: 1097

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Episode 216 – The Battle of Dorylaeum

The Battle of Dorylaeum by Gustave Doré (19th century)

The Crusaders march out from Nicaea on their way to Antioch. First stop is at Dorylaeum on the Anatolian plateau. But the forces of Kilij Arslan are lying in wait.

Period: 1097

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Battle of Dorylaeum (from Victory in the East by J France)

Battle of Dorylaeum (from Victory in the East by J France)

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Intelligent Speech Conference – images and links

Search the Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue of Byzantine Lead seals here

Search through the Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (641-867 AD) here

Search through the Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (1025-1180 AD) here

Anthony Kaldellis’ podcast is called ‘Byzantium and Friends.’ Episode 14 deals with homosexuality in Byzantium.

The article about Basil II’s sexuality is called ‘Revisiting the Bachelorhood of Basil II’ by Mark Masterson. It was printed in ‘The Emperor in the Byzantine World’ Papers from the Forty-Seventh Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies-Routledge (2019) edited by Shaun Tougher

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Episode 215 – The Siege of Nicaea

The Siege of Niceae and the Turkish attack of 16 May 1097 from Victory in the East by J France

The Siege of Nicaea and the Turkish attack of 16 May 1097 from Victory in the East by J France

Alexios directs the Crusaders to Nicaea where they set up a siege. Behind the scenes though the Emperor was busy negotiating with the city’s garrison.

Period: 1097

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Episode 214 – The Prince’s Crusade

Bohemond of Antioch by Merry-Joseph Blondel c1800

Bohemond of Antioch by Merry-Joseph Blondel c1800

The senior nobles of the First Crusade make the journey to Constantinople. There Alexios asks them to swear an oath of allegiance to him.

Period: 1096-7

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Episode 213 – The People’s Crusade

Peter Hermit on Crusade. Engraving from painting by Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)

Peter the Hermit on Crusade. Engraving from painting by Francesco Hayez (1791-1882)

Our narrative resumes as the so-called People’s Crusade crosses the Danube and heads for Constantinople.

Period: 1095-6

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The History of Byzantium is now on Patreon

Patreon

Hello everyone,

The History of Byzantium is now on Patreon. As you know I already sell bonus episodes of the show here at thehistoryofbyzantium.com

But many listeners have requested that I join Patreon for various reasons. The main request being to offer an advert-free feed.

So over at Patreon.com/thehistoryofbyzantium you can now get an ad-free version of the show. And if you join the highest tier you can get an ad-free feed with bonus episodes as well.

BUT the Patreon feeds only begin at episode 200. I have enquired about migrating the entire back catalogue over but haven’t received a response yet.

So for the time being you would be getting only new episodes of the show. If you’re happy with how you currently listen to the History of Byzantium then there’s nothing to worry about. The system over at thehistoryofbyzantium.com will continue as it is. But if you want to get an ad-free feed or just prefer Patreon then please do visit Patreon.com/thehistoryofbyzantium.

Email me thehistoryofbyzantium at gmail.com to discuss any ideas or issues you have.

Thanks,
Robin

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Episode 212 – Who went on Crusade and why?

Recruitment for the First Crusade 1095-1103 from The First Crusaders by J. Riley-Smith

Recruitment for the First Crusade 1095-1103 from The First Crusaders by J. Riley-Smith

How many people went on Crusade? Who were they and who was in charge of them? Why did they go? What does all this mean for Byzantium?

Period: 1095-6

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Episode 211 – Why people went on Crusade with Sharyn Eastaugh

History of the Crusades podcast

History of the Crusades podcast

Sharyn Eastaugh from the History of the Crusades podcast explores why people responded to Urban’s call.

Find the History of the Crusades podcast here

Period: 1095-6

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