Episode 179 – Where Were We

Basil II and Constantine VIII from the Bari Exultet Roll

Basil II and Constantine VIII from the Bari Exultet Roll

We return to the narrative with a short introduction and the short reign of Basil’s brother Constantine VIII.

Period: 1025-28

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Backer Rewards Episode 11 – The Jewish Communities of Byzantium

Oria in Italy. One of the centre of Jewish learning in Byzantine times

Oria in Italy. One of the centre of Jewish learning in Byzantine times

Our eleventh Kickstarter backers reward episode explores Byzantium’s Jewish communities.

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Episode 178 – Questions VII

Heraclius by Rossen Toshev (from 'Rulers of the Byzantine Empire' published by KIBEA)

Heraclius, only the second best Emperor so far? Outrageous.

Listener questions on Varangians, provincial administration, diplomacy, family mottos and the ever popular top 5 best and worst Emperors.

Period: 913-1025

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Brilliant new artwork by Amy Reilly

Kind listener Amy Reilly designed this new banner for the website. What a star!

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Most of you will now be used to hearing adverts before each episode of the podcast. The money from these ads is now a vital part of keeping me podcasting full time. However a few listeners have asked me if they could pay to not hear adverts before each episode. So I’ve put a survey below for anyone interested. If enough people would like an ad-free feed I will try and set one up.

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Episode 177 – Questions VI

Listener questions on houses, slavery, citizenship, vacations and common sayings amongst others.

Period: 913-1025

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Episode 176 – Michael Psellos with Peter Adamson

Michael Psellos (left) with his student, Emperor Michael VII Doukas

Michael Psellos (left) with his student, Emperor Michael VII Doukas

An interview with Peter Adamson from the History of Philosophy Without any Gaps podcast. We talk primarily about Michael Psellos and his role in the intellectual history of Byzantium. But we also talk about Byzantine philosophy in general.

Period: 913-1025

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Episode 175 – The Turks

Topography of Europe and the Middle East from New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

Topography of Europe and the Middle East from New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

The Turks are coming to the borders of Armenia and we examine why.

Period: 913-1025

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Backer Rewards Episode 10 – Economy and Population Questions

Major population centres, Palgrave Atlas of Byzantium

Major population centres, Palgrave Atlas of Byzantium

Balkans major population centres, Palgrave Atlas of Byzantium

Balkans major population centres, Palgrave Atlas of Byzantium

Anatolia major population centres, Palgrave Atlas of Byzantium.jpg

Anatolia major population centres, Palgrave Atlas of Byzantium.jpg

Our tenth Kickstarter backers reward episode answers a series of questions about the growing population and economy.

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Episode 174 – The Economic Recovery

Nea Moni Monastary, Chios, mid-11th century

Nea Moni Monastary, Chios, mid-11th century

Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, Athens, c1050

Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, Athens, c1050

Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens, 10th century

Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens, 10th century

Veljuša Monastery, FYROM, late 11th century

Veljuša Monastery, FYROM, late 11th century

 

We explore the economic recovery of the Empire.

Period: 913-1025

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