Episode 190 – The End of the Macedonian Dynasty

Nomisma histamenon of Michael VI

Nomisma histamenon of Michael VI

Theodora resumes control of the Empire but dies a year later. Her eunuchs choose Michael Bringas to replace her but he is not approved of by the Empire’s military establishment.

Period: 1055-57

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2 thoughts on “Episode 190 – The End of the Macedonian Dynasty

  1. jeandukeofalecon

    By the by, in advance of the coming episode(s?) on Nikephoros Botaneiates, BnF Gallica (the French national library’s manuscript website) has ultra-hd pictures of his illuminated portraits here:


    The full-res versions of the individual portrait pages can be found here (they use a lot of internet and take a while to load — fair warning):

    Botaneiates and courtiers: https://gallica.bnf.fr/iiif/ark:/12148/btv1b8470047d/f9/full/full/0/native.jpg

    Botaneiates, a saint, and an archangel: https://gallica.bnf.fr/iiif/ark:/12148/btv1b8470047d/f10/full/full/0/native.jpg

    Botaneiates and a nun/teacher(?): https://gallica.bnf.fr/iiif/ark:/12148/btv1b8470047d/f11/full/full/0/native.jpg

    Botaneiates and the Empress Maria of Alania (probably the most suitable for the podcast/facebook image): https://gallica.bnf.fr/iiif/ark:/12148/btv1b8470047d/f12/full/full/0/native.jpg

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