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For history lovers who listen to podcasts, History Unplugged is the most comprehensive show of its kind. It's the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing experts and answering questions from its audience. First, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with four wives and twelve concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?). Second, it features lon ...
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Ever wondered what the Crusades were and why they really happened? This podcast not only tells the full history of the Crusades, it also links them with the forgotten story of the fall of Byzantium. Listen to one of the most amazing tales ever told! Nick Holmes is a British historian, author and podcaster - check out his website at www.nickholmesauthor.com.
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New Frontiers

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

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New Frontiers brings together scholars, experts, and practitioners to discuss issues of international and global importance. Produced by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs at Middlebury College, the podcast tackles a wide range of topics— from big tech, environmental conservation, global security, and political economy to culture, literature, religion, and changing work patterns—that, when examined as a whole, offers a comprehensive survey of the world's most pressing issues.
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Radical History Podcast

Radical History Podcast

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Fortnightly podcast on the history of radical movements, decolonisation, labour and so much more. Theme music is 'A Science/Metaphor' by Sans Chateaux. Follow: https://twitter.com/HistoryRadical Email: radicalhistorypodcast@gmail.com
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Stolen Homes

Olympia Papageorgiou & Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou Ph.D.

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Olympia Papageorgiou interviews her father, Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou Ph.D. about his experience during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
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Turkish Odyssey focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to visit in Istanbul, Cappadocia and Turkey. From cultural to practical information with a focus on food. Serif Yenen is a lecturer guide, international speaker, part-time university instructor and author of many guidebooks. Serif is a Smithsonian lecturer. He guided Pope Benedict XVI and Oprah Winfrey. Serif’s videos are on his YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/serifyenen Most of his publications: http://www. ...
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Inside The Black Box

Black Box Podcast

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Inside The Black Box tells the story of the hours, minutes and seconds leading up to some of the worst aviation disasters in history. It looks at the investigations which followed and the lessons learned which keep us safe today.
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The Ottoman Empire

Assoc Professor Adrian Jones

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The Ottoman empire began modestly in the late fourteenth century and soon grew to become a formidable world power, lasting for centuries until its decline and collapse in 1923. This subject will examine the cultural, architectural and political history of the Ottoman Empire from, spanning its history from the fourteenth century to the First World War.
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The Peace At Home Podcast

Peace At Home Podcast

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Ever wanted to learn more about the wonderful and wild country of Turkey? Well you’re in luck, come and listen as our Turkish host Sinan tries to explain to our two very British co-hosts exactly how this country ended up being the way it is. This podcast will attempt to equip you and our co-hosts with enough knowledge to confidently say they understand Turkey before the 2023 Presidential elections occurring during the country’s centenary.
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This is a first hand account of the Armenian Genocide written by a Syrian who had been a Turkish official for three and a half years. His accounts tell of the worst of humanity, and also of the noblest. The noble include families who courageously support each other in the face of death, and Turks who refuse to follow orders to kill, knowing that they shall be executed themselves for their defiance.
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Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian ho ...
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I'll talk about everything from politics to entertainment and philosophy. I'm also a part-time entertainment writer and working-class from the UP of Michigan, so that might come up occasionally. Oh, and I make weird experimental music and sometimes host a college radio show. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wade-wainio/support
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Born in New York, raised in Toronto, Jill Culiner has lived in several cars, one closet, a Hungarian mud house, a Bavarian castle, a Turkish cave dwelling, in a haunted house on the English moors, in the Sahara desert, on a Greek island, in several French villages and has worked as a go-go girl, belly dancer, fortune teller, translator, newspaper deliverer, radio broadcaster, contemporary artist, photographer, actress and writer. She has written two mysteries, Sad Summer in Biarritz, and Dea ...
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Understanding today's globalized world through the context of history. Captivating insights from leading professors of history, political writers & international journalists.
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The Literary City

Explocity Podcasts

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EXPLOCITY PODCASTS presents THE LITERARY CITY With Ramjee Chandran. This literary podcast is devoted to books and authors. It features interviews with a stellar line up of authors, both world famous and also authors who are being discovered—the only criterion being the quality of the prose. Topics are generally literary and include history, biographies, literature and literary fiction. The Literary City podcasts celebrates authors, poets, playwrights, grammar police, literary lounge lizards. ...
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Art Informant

Isabelle Imbert

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A space for lovers, actors and welcomers to Islamic and Indian arts, to explore the actuality of the art market, exhibition and research.Every episode, join Isabelle Imbert as the Art Informant in conversations with specialists of the Islamic and Indian art history and art market.
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Silah Report is a non-commercial research project exploring contemporary and historical small arms & light weapons in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), and Central Asia regions. A project of Armament Research Services (ARES), Silah Report is committed to producing original, regionally focused content. Silah is the Turkish word for ‘weapon’, coming from the Arabic and Farsi, “سلاح”. Silah Report is committed to producing timely, regionally focused content that educates our readership abo ...
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Spanning a period of nearly 1500 years, this monumental work of history tracks the orbit of one of the greatest Empires of all time. The sheer scale and sweep of the narrative is breathtaking in its ambitious scope and brings to vivid life the collapse of a magnificent military, political and administrative structure. Proceeding at a brisk pace, the original fourteen volumes describe debauched emperors, corrupt practices, usurpers and murderers, bloody battles, plunder and loot, barbarian ho ...
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Diplomatic Immunity

Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

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Diplomatic Immunity: Frank and candid conversations about diplomacy and foreign affairs Diplomatic Immunity is a podcast from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. We bring you "frank and candid" conversations on the issues facing diplomats and national security decision makers globally. We talk to current and former diplomatic officials, scholars, and analysts and seek to understand how best to foster international cooperation in an age of global crises. Hosted ...
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Dive into the delicious and diverse world of global cuisine with the ”Culinary Cuisine Journey” podcast. Each episode is a unique exploration into the history, culture, and flavors of different culinary traditions from around the world. From bustling street markets to serene farmlands, this podcast takes you on an auditory gastronomic adventure. Whether it’s uncovering the origins of a famous dish, delving into the nuances of regional specialties, or celebrating the fusion of different culin ...
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Finders Keepers Records

Finders Keepers Records

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Behold Finders Keepers, a British record label, 40 years in the making, introducing fans of psychedelic, jazz, folk, funk, avant-garde and whacked-out movie musak to a lost world of undiscovered vinyl artifacts from the annals of alternative pop history. Catering to record collectors and DJ-producers alike with a huge emphasis on sample friendly soundscapes, rocksteady back-beats and primitive electronic experimentalism. Discerning purveyors of the bizarre and abnormal should expect the Japa ...
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This video is a preview lasting 4:14 Minutes. TO SEE THESE SHOWS IN THEIR ENTIRETY, PLEASE VISIT http://www.celebrategreece.com/products/25-modern-greece-channel THE GREEK HOLOCAUST: 1915-1922 - Chronicles the modern day genocide of the Greeks of the Pontos and Micra Asia (Asia Minor) by the Mulsim Ottoman Turks. When it was finally over over 1.5 million Greeks were dead. THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: 1915-1923 - Chronicles the Muslim Ottoman Turks commiting the first case of modern day genocide an ...
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The Culinary Archive Podcast is a series from the Powerhouse with food journalist Lee Tran Lam exploring Australia’s foodways: from First Nations food knowledge to new interpretations of museum collection objects, scientific innovation, migration, and the diversity of Australian food. Contributing editor Lee Tran Lam is a freelance journalist who has worked with The Sydney Morning Herald, Gourmet Traveller, The Guardian, SBS Food, FBi, ABC, Australian Financial Review, Rolling Stone and Turk ...
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In seventeenth century Venice, a wealthy and debauched man discovers that the woman he is infatuated with is secretly married to a Moorish general in the Venetian army. He shares his grief and rage with a lowly ensign in the army who also has reason to hate the general for promoting a younger man above him. The villainous ensign now plots to destroy the noble general in a diabolical scheme of jealousy, paranoia and murder, set against the backdrop of the bloody Turkish-Venetian wars. This ti ...
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World War I was one of the most savage and brutal wars in human history. There were millions of deaths and the tragedy was compounded by the fact that these were all young men in the flower of youth. Both sides suffered heavy losses and this war is also notable for being one in which many new and terrible weapons were introduced by both to slaughter each other. Gallipoli Diary by John Graham Gillam is one of the many personal narratives written by survivors of this bloody conflict. Published ...
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In this podcast series, the host, Lara Momesso, interviews immigrants residing in Lancashire, a county in northwest England, and explores with them their migration stories, integration experiences, aspirations, and contributions to their adopted home. With a goal to promote intercultural exchange and challenge stereotypes about immigrants in the UK, this podcast offers insights into the diverse experiences of those who have made Lancashire their permanent or temporary home. Whether you're an ...
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SuggSound

Hugo Sugg

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As a part time campaigner and activist, Hugo Sugg uses his unique insight and experiences with a range of one-off and recurring guests to give you a new edge on the most relevant topics! Also featured are mini-series on topics, looking in-depth to a particular issue. Please rate 5* and subscribe on your favourite podcast app join in the conversation by Tweeting @HugoSugg and using the Hashtag #SuggSound.
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Get to know some of the most passionate football fans in the world, away from their interests on the pitch. Untold stories and insight from the world of AFTV is presented by Cecil, as he asks the team about their past, their journey’s that led to where they are now, and much more about the on-goings inside the AFTV walls…
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Hometown, Alaska features conversations with leaders and decision-makers in local and statewide government, social service agencies, educational institutions, and cultural groups across Anchorage and Alaska. Hosted by E.J. David, Justin Williams, Dave Waldron, Anne Hillman, and O'Hara Shipe.
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In the aftermath of the catastrophic Crusader invasion of Anatolia, while the Turks are in crisis, Emperor Alexios Komnenos launches a reconquest. An army led by John Doukas retakes the Aegean coast and Western Anatolia, an army led by Theodore Gabras retakes the Black Sea coast, and the Emperor himself marches out of Pelakanon and into the center …
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Nineteen months after Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor and forced the United States to enter World War II, boats carrying the 7th US Army landed on the shores of southern Sicily. Dubbed Operation Husky, the campaign to establish an Allied foothold in Sicily was led by two of the most noted American tacticians of the twentieth century: George S…
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Behind the legendary, singular figure of Cleopatra stood six other women who bore her name. The infamous Cleopatra we think we know was actually the seventh queen in a long line of powerful female rulers whose stories have been lost to history. The seven queens named Cleopatra, ruling from 192–30 BC, defied the stereotype of the nameless, faceless …
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Istanbul-based photojournalist Bradley Secker discusses his work on migration, LGBT+ asylum seekers in the Middle East and Europe, the difficulties of practicing journalism in Turkey and the broader state of photojournalism. Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk on Patreon or Substack. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History …
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When France fell to the Nazis in 1940, Churchill declared that Britain would resist the advance of the German army--alone if necessary. Churchill commanded the Special Operations Executive to secretly develop of a very special kind of military unit that would operate on their own initiative deep behind enemy lines. The units would be licensed to ki…
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The interviews: https://ventsmagazine.com/2022/01/29/10-questions-with-peacemaker-composer-kevin-kiner/ https://undeadwalking.com/2023/06/28/interview-walking-dead-dead-city-composer-ian-hultquist/ https://1428elm.com/posts/dancing-village-the-curse-begins-director-kimo-stamboel-interview-01hwe3qt96r1 https://showsnob.com/2023/03/31/star-trek-picar…
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For millennia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have been known for their aesthetic sublimity, ingenious engineering, and sheer, audacious magnitude: The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse at Alexandria. E…
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umor is a universal human experience, yet it's not universally understood or appreciated in the same way. There are several reasons why some people might struggle to take jokes, and these reasons can be psychological, cultural, or contextual. Let's break it down. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wade-wainio/support…
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Many decisions impacting the lives of Americans today adhere to a set of rules established over 200 years ago. The Constitution is in the news more than ever as politicians and Supreme Court justices battle over how literally it should be taken. Did the framers intend for Americans to follow their instructions as written for eternity? Or did they w…
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Many of the specific features we associate with Paris today – impressive sites like the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur, French cinemas, and even the distinguished Art Nouveau Metro entrances – were born out the period of the Belle Époque. This era, which lasted from the later 19th century up to the beginning of World War I, is oft characterized as on…
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Bilge Yesil on “Talking Back to the West: How Turkey Uses Counter-Hegemony to Reshape the Global Communication Order” (University of Illinois Press). The book examines how Erdogan's regime has mobilised English-language media to counter foreign criticism and project Turkey as a rising power opposed to Western imperialism, supposedly giving a voice …
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To most Westerners, the Mughal Empire is a forgotten stepchild of world history. Even though it produced the Taj Mahal and controlled nearly all modern-day India, the Mughal Dynasty’s accomplishments are crowded out by those of the Romans, Chinese, and British. Nevertheless, it was a great Asian power from the 16th-19th centuries, comparable to the…
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America’s modern militia movement emerged in the 1990s, following armed stand-offs with government authorities at Ruby Ridge, Idaho and Waco, Texas. After rising to 370 groups nationwide by 1996, the number of these militias diminished to 68 by 1999—only to surge again when Barak Obama was elected president in 2008. After Donald Trump lost the 2020…
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Following the fall of İznik, Kılıç Arslan regroups his forces, belatedly calling for aid from across Turkish Anatolia. The Crusaders depart from İznik and begin their march to the Holy Land. Kılıç Arslan springs an ambush near Eskişehir on the Plains of Dorylaeum, leading to disaster yet again. In the aftermath of the great defeat, the Sword Lion i…
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On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln became the fluky victor in a tight race for president. The country was bitterly at odds; Southern radicals were moving ever closer to dividing the Union, with one state after another seceding and Lincoln powerless to stop them. Slavery fueled the conflict, but somehow the passions of North and South came to focu…
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As the first female Speaker of the House and a leading Democrat, she's been at the forefront of many major legislative battles, including the Affordable Care Act and the impeachments of President Donald Trump. Her leadership style—assertive, sometimes combative—has cemented her as a polarizing figure. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.sp…
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LSD has been banned in the United States for decades and became a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance in 1970, but it has experienced a resurgence among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to overcome mental roadblocks and psychiatrists running tests to use it as a treatment for addiction, PTSD, and other mental illnesses. But what few know is that LSD has it…
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The first globally famous American musicians weren’t part of the 50s rock wave that included Elvis Pressly or Chuck Berry. They were three 3 jazzmen who orchestrated the chords that throb at the soul of twentieth-century America: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie. While their music is well-known, their background stories aren’t. Duke…
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Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky on “Empire of Refugees: North Caucasian Muslims and the Late Ottoman State” (Stanford University Press). The book explores the forced migration from the Russian Empire of around one million Muslims, who settled in the Ottoman Empire between the 1850s and World War One. Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Patreon me…
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America has an unmatched record when it comes to the peaceful transfer of power. According to legal scholar Roy E. Brownell II, however, our country is not that far off from a presidential succession crisis. In this preview of an episode of "This American President," hosted by Richard Lim, Brownell covers the history of presidential succession and …
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The British evacuation from the beaches of the small French port town of Dunkirk is one of the iconic moments of military history. The battle has captured the popular imagination through LIFE magazine photo spreads, the fiction of Ian McEwan and, of course, Christopher Nolan's hugely successful Hollywood blockbuster. But what is the German view of …
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The crusading army marches into a completely undefended Anatolia and right up to the walls of İznik, the capital of the Sultanate of Rum. Finally waking up to the danger, Kılıç Arslan makes a deal with the Danishmends and begins racing back West. Kılıç Arslan fights the Crusaders in front of the walls of İznik and the Turks resist. Meanwhile, as on…
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Naval warfare is an overlooked factor of the Civil War, but it was a vitally important part of overall strategy for North and South, especially from the perspective of the Union, which used naval blockages from the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River to deny critical resources to the Confederacy, forcing them the ultimately surrender. But the nava…
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Rebuilding your life after being wrongly accused of something can be incredibly challenging, emotionally taxing, and often feels like an uphill battle. Here are some steps you might consider taking, and the possible benefits of having a lawyer. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/wade-wainio/support…
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In the United States, questions of how we celebrate – or condemn – leaders in the past have never been more contentious. In 2017, a statue of Robert E. Lee was removed – leading to a race riot and terrorist attack. But in 2020, statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Christopher Columbus, and even Ulysses S. Grant were defaced or toppled. A…
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One hundred and sixty minutes. That is all the time rescuers would have before the largest ship in the world slipped beneath the icy Atlantic. There was amazing heroism and astounding incompetence against the backdrop of the most advanced ship in history sinking by inches with luminaries from all over the world. It is a story of a network of wirele…
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Emre Toros on “Electoral Integrity in Turkey” (Edinburgh University Press). The book weighs up the country's democratic credentials after over two decades of rule by Erdogan's party, painting an ambivalent picture combining both optimism and pessimism. Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Patreon members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ott…
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Just a quick update to let you know if you like this podcast you can get the book on which it’s based for free on my website nickholmesauthor.com. It’s called The Byzantine World War, and it's about the origins of the First Crusade and suggests that it really began as the result of the defeat of the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071. Th…
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