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A podcast telling the story of the Roman (Byzantine) Empire from 476 AD to 1453. www.thehistoryofbyzantium.com
16 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 47 mins
The Crusaders set up a siege of Antioch. The vast size of the city makes it impossible to fully encircle. What follows is a battle of attrition as the Crusaders wait for the Turkic garrison to make a mistake and the garrison await reinforcements. Meanwhile Alexios makes his way to the centre of the Anatolian plateau to consolidate the return of Byzantine power. He also awaits news from Antioch.Time Stamps - each section is broken up by our drum sound effect00.00-03.05 Introduction03.06-08.47 Why did the Crusaders have to capture Antioch?08.48-14.22 Baldwin at Edessa14.23-17.14 The political fragmentation of Syria17.15-27.35 The geography of Antioch27.36-33.52 Early stages of the siege33.53-46.35 Winter stalemate. Suffering and desertions. Bohemond and Robert of Flanders drive off forces from Damascus46.36-54.42 Victory over the forces of Aleppo54.43-62.18 More fully surrounding the city62.19-77.09 Antioch falls77.10-84.24 The Crusaders besieged. Kerbogah attacks from the Citadel84.25-87.46 Desperation and talk of surrender87.47-92.03 Alexios goes home92.04-100.19 The final battle100.19-107.00 Conclusion See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.