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What’s a Byzantine? The problem of what to call an empire.

You may know that in addition to this blog and my “normal” Twitter account, I also run the dedicated history account CryForByzantium. I started that account in 2009 to tweet … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

“Zombies of Byzantium” reviewed on Zombipedia!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on my book Zombies of Byzantium, and as I’m gearing up for the release of my new book Zombie Rebellion, this is a … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 16: The Harbaville Triptych.

This object is one of the most fabulous treasures of Byzantine art that has survived into the modern world. The Harbaville Triptych is a devotional display with three panels, a … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sean Munger’s Five Favorite Byzantine Emperors

Originally posted on If it happened yesterday, it's History:
(Sean standing underneath the colossal head of Constantine the Great in 2006) This is a special guest post by Sean…

December 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Ruins of Byzantine cave monastery, Taurus Mountains, Turkey.

This amazing view from 360cities.net is what’s left of a Byzantine monastery complex, nestled in the Taurus Mountains of what is now southern Turkey. I’m not sure precisely where this … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chewing Braaiiinns with… Sean Munger

Originally posted on Days with the Undead:
Today on Days with the Undead we feature an interview with Sean Munger, author of Zombies of Byzantium. For those of you unfamiliar…

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Today in history: Verbitsa Pass, Krum, and the Byzantine emperor who lost his head.

On July 26, 811 (A.D.), exactly 1,202 years ago today, a great but very little-known battle occurred at a place called Verbitsa (or Varbitsa) Pass, which is now in Bulgaria. … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Earth: The interior of Hagia Sofia (St. Sofia), Istanbul, Turkey.

This is one of the grandest and most historic interiors on this planet–the grand cathedral of Hagia Sofia, the Church of the Holy Wisdom, in Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey. This shot … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A great step forward for equality…but we aren’t done yet.

Generally I try to avoid political comment on this blog, but I feel like I must comment on the Supreme Court’s decision this morning, in the case of United States v. … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Interview: Sean Munger, author of “The Armoured Satchel.”

Originally posted on Robbie MacNiven:
Today marks a happy departure from my usual half-baked, I-just-had-an-idea-let’s-write-about-it posts. Instead of the brain-to-keyboard detritus of a 21 year old writer wannabe you’ll be…

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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