Tag Archives: Byzantine history

BBC’s Chronicle – The Fall of Constantinople

Apologies for the repeat but I did not want you to think that I had forgotten this historic day. This video is well worth watching again, or even for the first time :-)…. Here is a little gem and a … Continue reading

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What Byzantine related sites would you visit in Central Europe?

Can we help Alex plan a ‘Byzantine pilgrimage’ to central Europe this summer? Add your suggestions and comments … Hi Tom, Great site. I’ve been studying Byzantine history for some years now and the site adds interesting facets to my … Continue reading

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How to put together a Byzantine exhibition

I never fail to think about the Royal Academy’s Byzantium 330-1453 exhibition without a slight tinge of regret. We only managed one visit. Whilst we made the absolute most of that I do wish that we had gone back again. … Continue reading

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Hagia Sofia: Dome Secrets

Enjoy this video which explains how the great dome of Hagia Sophia was designed and built. The engineering skills of the Romans was outstanding, and no computer simulation for them! Related article: Nineteenth Annual Runciman Lecture – Byzantine Architecture reconfigured … Continue reading

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Byzanz: Pracht und Alltag (Splendour and Everyday Life )

I have clearly not been scouring the web well enough over the past few months. I try to find out what is going on in the world of Byzantium, but missed this exhibition Byzanz: Pracht und Alltag (Byzantium: Splendour and Everyday Life ) which … Continue reading

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Rome: the decline and fall of the eastern empire

This is actually a pretty good potted history of the Byzantine Empire. First published in Forth Magazine Fri 11 Jun, 2010. By Chris Gray. ‘PEOPLE MAKE their own history, but they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, … Continue reading

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The Final Hours and Last Eucharist

A very busy time at work of late has mean that I have not been able to keep up with the blog as well as I would have liked. To cap it all I go away just as the siege … Continue reading

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