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History-Makers: Herodotus

History-Makers: Herodotus

This video is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, more on that later. History happens in a lot of places. In political assemblies and royal courts, on battlefields, at marketplaces and in the home, but for us losers who are stuck here in the present we need accounts and resources to understand the …

History-Makers: Anna Komnena

History-Makers: Anna Komnena

The Byzantines have a well-deserved A+ in art class, but their written work is a little… ehhh? Thing is, most Byzantine literature reads like a modern textbook — sure it’s informative, but the writing is drier than chalk-dust, and it could stand to lose a couple hundred pages. But there’s one defiant Byzantine historian out …

Blue’s Dumb History Tales #2

Blue’s Dumb History Tales #2

Earlier last year I found myself with a surprise gap in my upload schedule, so I did what any self-respecting online content creator would do: I panicked, hastily cobbled together a glorified meme-dump, and then watched in shock as it became one of my most popular videos of the year. I’d say the internet is …

ΕΛΛΗΝΟΤΟΥΡΚΙΚΑ | Το ζήτημα της Υφαλοκρηπίδας & της ΑΟΖ -(ΓΕΩΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΕΣ ΕΞΕΛΙΞΕΙΣ 14.2.2020)[Eng subs]

ΕΛΛΗΝΟΤΟΥΡΚΙΚΑ | Το ζήτημα της Υφαλοκρηπίδας & της ΑΟΖ -(ΓΕΩΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΕΣ ΕΞΕΛΙΞΕΙΣ 14.2.2020)[Eng subs]

Dear friends goodevening from Athens and welcome to the 23rd episode of the series «Geopolitical Developments». First of all, we apologize that we did not upload a new episode last week but as you saw in our announcement, some corrections had to be made in episode 21, since we had included some texts from the …

History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

History Summarized: Byzantine Empire — The Golden Age

The Byzantine Empire has long maintained a delicate balance of simultaneously doing fantastic and also being constantly in peril. Normally this would be a contradiction, but the Byzantines made “Golden Disaster Empire” their entire damn brand. As we’ll see over the next 500 years, the Dark Ages brought genuinely brilliant reforms while the Golden Age …