Episode 105 – The Triumph of Orthodoxy

Military division of the Empire in 842 (from Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era)

Military division of the Empire in 842 (from Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era)

The bride show where Theophilos chooses Theodora (Val Cameron Prinsep (1838-1904) - New York Public Library Digital Gallery)

The bride show where Theophilos chooses Theodora (Val Cameron Prinsep (1838-1904) – New York Public Library Digital Gallery)

Theophilus reorganises the army and leaves the throne to his wife and two year-old son. Theodora decides to restore the Icons and we discuss the end to the Iconoclast era of Byzantine history.

Period: 838-842

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6 thoughts on “Episode 105 – The Triumph of Orthodoxy

  1. Great episode like always, personally I can’t wait for the rise of Basil I.

  2. Bob

    *…I can’t wait for the rise of Basil I.* Lars Brownworth provides a *sneak peek* (from his ’12 Byzantine Rulers’ series)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8XxTbjIJmA

  3. Priyankar Kandapra

    Absolutely wonderful episode, great coverage on Iconoclasm! I do admit, I will miss Iconoclasm though… I never got the Sack of Damietta though, and while I’m sure we’re getting there, could you also note the sources of the event? I’ve not found a source that mentions it more than it does a footnote in the wider book!

  4. Jay

    Just caught up with the last two episodes. I’m gathering that its not coincidence that the end of the religious controversies came only a few years before the Macedonian Renaissance.

  5. Yif

    I finially went inside the local Newtown Greek Orthodox church today for a look & it was dimly lit & full of large icons.
    It felt like being in the past, 1100 years ago.

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