Episode 243 – The Battle of Myriokephalon

The Turks attack the Romans in the pass of Tzibritze by Gustave Doré 

Manuel launches a Crusade against the Turks of Iconium.

Period: 1174-76

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6 thoughts on “Episode 243 – The Battle of Myriokephalon

  1. Brent

    regarding the campaign of 1176; the question remains – would the political capital gained from taking Iconium been worth it, even if it could not be held in the long run?

    • Do you want me to try and answer that on the podcast? Or are you just musing 🙂

      • Brent

        If you feel it is a question worth addressing then by all means answer it in the podcast! 🙂

        On another note; it is strange feeling a sense of dread for a historical event (1204) that has already happened. I blame your fantastic narration and obvious admiration for Byzantium over the years! 🙂

      • You’re very kind 🙂

  2. Jared Haines

    Another take on the historian’s trope about the advice of young and old: it could be a kind of literary allusion to the biblical story at 1 Kings 12:1-20, intended as a historiography of imperial hubris.

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