Episode 170 – The “Conquest” of Armenia

Anatolia and Armenia 1025 AD

Anatolia and Armenia 1025 AD

Simplified military provinces of the Empire 1045

Simplified military provinces of the Empire 1045

Eastern frontier from 'Basil II and the Governance of Empire' by Holmes

Eastern frontier from ‘Basil II and the Governance of Empire’ by Holmes

From Armenia - A Historical Atlas by Hewson

From Armenia – A Historical Atlas by Hewson

We head to the Eastern frontier to see what Byzantium’s expansion into Armenia meant for the Empire.

Period: 913-1025

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5 thoughts on “Episode 170 – The “Conquest” of Armenia

  1. Hardcore Gear

    What did Byzantines think of others perception (east and west) that their court culture was “effeminate”? I guess the gereral population of the city either wasn’t aware or didn’t care, but the rulers must have hated it because they claim decent from conquering peoples and divine right of rule.

    • I assume the more mature would not take it personally. Accusations of effeminacy were to be expected from less wealthy states. The Greeks of Alexander’s day and before said it of the Achaemenid Persians.

  2. Ryan A

    Hi, Robin! I enjoyed the episode, as I have all of the others previously. Thanks for posting it. I typically listen to the episodes by way of the TuneIn Radio app on my iPhone, and have noticed that your latest few releases haven’t been posting there. The most recent one showing up is Episode 164, “Don’t Believe Your Map.” I have thus been listening to subsequent episodes on my laptop, which works just fine for me, of course. Any chance, though, that an update could be made, so that I can also catch these new episodes on TuneIn? Not sure of what-all is involved in this effort, and I understand if this is something you had to de-prioritize while working on all of the latest content. 🙂 Anyway, thanks again for your great work!

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