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The History of Byzantium

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The History of Byzantium is a podcast dedicated to the story of the Roman Empire from the fall of the West in 476 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

Robin Pierson is from London in the UK. He writes about American TV shows at thetvcritic.org and works for his father (an actor).

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I have long been intrigued by Byzantium but knew little about it before I started listening to this podcast. Robin does a brilliant job of explaining the history, listening is a great way to keep sane during long journeys
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Dgetzin

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An amazing balance of synopsis and analysis, this is one of the best podcasts out there.
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Matt F.

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I truly enjoy Robin Pierson's podcast "The History of Byzantium." It is an entertaining and well-paced narrative. I've also liked the end of century episodes. In addition to the podcast I've found the website thehistoryofbyzantium.com to be a great resource. The maps have been especially helpful.

I highly recommend this podcast and website!
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dimopohg

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I love it. I cant' wait to listen to it every week.
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rbills-flitter

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Another follower from THOR. I thought it was a little slow at first since I was fresh off of binging on THOR, but Robin has gotten better and better. His website and maps add a lot. Really a great job.
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This podcast is an excellent successor to the also wonderful History of Rome podcast. Robin maintains consistency by maintaining some of Mike Duncan's style however he also adds interesting interviews and a reflection and question period at the end of each century which aids in the establishment of a broader geopolitical perspective.

As someone with no background in history on a post-secondary level I have never had difficulty following the narratives as he is very cognizant of the fact that inexperienced listeners may forget complex names and places and yet the pace and level of detail is still engaging to those with a stronger background in history.

I cannot say enough good things about this podcast and I look forward to it continuing all the way to 1453.
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Ahoo

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Quite frankly I don't know how Robin finds the time to produce such a well-researched podcast.

The podcast is not simply a regurgitation of facts that can be gleaned from the numerous books available on Byzantium.Listening to the podcast encourages me to research the subject further by going back to the numerous textbooks that I have,some of which can be rather hard going.

Robin's diction is beautifully clear and a pleasure to listen to.
Mihai Candet

Mihai Candet

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A very very good job that involves a lot of hours!

Thank you!
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Carol W.

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Good follow up to the History of Rome. Clear Narrative, I like that he generally sticks to mid-length episodes, but alters the length when needed.
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