Manzikert 1071 Episode 5 Byzantium Strikes Back

Byzantium And The Crusades

09-05-2020 • 12 mins

This podcast series presents a new angle on the Crusades based on the book called The Byzantine World War by Nick Holmes. It explains that Byzantium was the main cause of the First Crusade. This episode describes the new Byzantine army which the Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes put together in 1068 to fight the first of his campaigns against the Seljuk Turks.