• The Byzantine Empire

  • A Captivating Guide to Byzantium and How the Eastern Roman Empire Was Ruled by Emperors Such as Constantine the Great and Justinian
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Duke Holm
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 19-07-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Captivating History
  • 5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Summary

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Byzantine Empire then keep reading....

The Byzantine Empire was founded during the chaotic third century. It was the time when revolts and civil wars were common, and Roman emperors merely lasted for a year. Despite being one of the most captivating historical periods of all time, the Byzantine Empire is a lesser known one, and it's rare to find an exciting resource on the topic. 

But that is about to change. In this new captivating history audiobook, you will:  

  • Explore a story of power and glory, anarchy and order, paganism and Christianity, war and peace, the West and the East
  • Get familiar with the roots of the greatest controversies that defined the history of Europe and the entirety of Western civilization - the conflict between the Catholic and Orthodox churches, and the one between Christianity and Islam 
  • Discover stories of remarkable emperors you’ve never heard of and about the astonishing bravery of Graeco-Roman heroes such as Constantine Dragases, who resisted the Ottomans until the end, and Belisarius, who fought the Persians to reconquer what used to be the Western Empire
  • Learn more about the entire era called the Byzantine Empire in less time compared to studying boring textbooks

All this and much more awaits you, so get instant access now by downloading now!

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This is an amazing book, and it very challenging, written skillfully at the highest levels .The author has written a truly magnificent book full of subtlety, irony, and meaning.

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Discovering the history of Byzantine Empire

Really great book for discovering the history of Byzantium. It's packed with information, but keeps you engage throughout the whole book.

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Be an informative citizen

Very interesting. He is a great story teller and outlines the history of Byzantium in a very organized fashion. I highly recommend it.

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Amazing History

The author has a breezy style that entertains while still imparting competent material on a much misunderstood time in history. I am beginning to really understand why and how Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire are so important to understand civilization after the fall of Rome. Great work!

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Absolute favorite

Not the fault of the writer as he accomplished what he set out to do-a very good history of the entire period of the Byzantine Empire. This he did with emphasis on the Emperors and the Patriarchs. While I gained a great deal, I know that I will have to read specific books about specific periods to gain more knowledge.

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Clear and concise

this was a very clear, easy to listen to and informative series of lectures on a subject that has been generally neglected and few know very much about.

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Empire timeline

the information and guidance in this book will help you find your forte in the world of work and help you get along better when the expected happens and you have to work together with a space.

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A good look at history

Each lecture is 30 minutes in length and overs a distinct and yet interlocking topic. The lectures precede in chronological order, which makes it very easy to follow. Extremely well done.

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Held my interest

This was a good listen but really left me wanting more. Definitely listen if the topic interests you but if you are addicted to this kind of audiobook (like I am) It might not leave you feeling entirely satisfied.

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Solid basic foundation

It opens to our view an important history of the West that is typically hardly touched on in most historical accounts. It is well written and is easy to understand but oddly, it's not a compelling read that you can't put down. Nevertheless, it is interesting and quite informative.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 25-07-18

I would definitely recommend it.

This audible is engaging. I could not stop listening to it as I discovered and learned about an Empire that I was totally unaware existed. It occurred to me that great writers like this team must get inspirations from historical novels like this one.

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  • 25-07-18

Hhistory of Eastern Roman Empire

A very well written story of the formation, presence and eventual death of the eastern successor of the Roman Empire. The writing is more in the style of a novel, drawing the reader into a fascinating carousel of protagonists and villains, heroes and traitors, honorable men and conniving usurpers. This book does well to fill in the gaps in general European history from the fall of Rome itself to the Age of Discovery. Highly recommended.

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  • Mark
  • 25-07-18

Informative and a pleasure to listen.

It was informative and a pleasure to listen to about names we know only cursorily from our once over lightly high school history classes. Not overly academic for those of us who aren't looking for a text book. Interesting footnotes.

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  • Rabi
  • 25-07-18

Credibility compromised.

This book is written in a sweeping and exciting narrative style which undoubtedly makes it a page-turner. However, Captivating History openly and excessively pro-Byzantine leaning unfortunately compromises the historical credibility of this book. I would suggest it as an interesting and wonderful starting point for anyone interested in Byzantine history.

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  • DIANE SHANNON
  • 25-07-18

wonderfully written...

Don't look for in-depth history here; this is a popular depiction of an idea which occurred to me a few months ago: without the Byzantine Empire we'd be speaking Arabic and the muezzin would be calling out over European cities.

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  • Alexander
  • 25-07-18

Excellent choice for a history lovers.

The Byzantine Empire was the stopper in the bottle of early Islamic expansion, and for that we perhaps should be grateful. Well-written, easy to read, on a topic that histories of Western civilization tend to gloss over, even though the Byzantine Empire lasted for 1,000 years after the fall of Rome.

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  • Michael
  • 25-07-18

History of a forgotten empire.

Outstanding and entertaining history of Byzantium. The writer reveals a bit of bias, particularly in his continued provision of the concept of the "Dark Ages." Still, he provides a look at the 1000 year history of Byzantium as the legacy of Rome from a more personal perspective, examining the major personalities of the Empire from Diocletian up to Constantine XI.

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  • Miesha
  • 25-07-18

Respectable synopsis of Byzantine history

The author isn't actually an academic scholar. Still he writes well and it doesn't bog down in academic language. As the author says, a lot of people know essentially nothing about that 1000 year period of history. This book does that.

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  • Willy
  • 25-07-18

Great job.

Most Byzantine histories are deadly dull: this one is changed. The book was both considerate and energetic. Excellent job of showing how Byzantium still matters today. Time is spent on describing how the key emperors made things work. The cloudier decades are distributed with a series of incompetents then gusted the gains made by their predecessor.

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  • Gail Bishop
  • 25-07-18

Byzantine Empire, one of greatest.

A well written book to comprehend the Empire founded in Istanbul that conserved civilization when the West was swarming by barbarians. Most history trained today does not cover this very advanced and different culture but it is noteworthy. This writer does a great job explaining that despite some really terrible rulers, the Byzantine Empire was quite a place.