Structures of power in the Byzantine Empire

The History of the Byzantine Empire

By Dr Dionysios Stathakopoulos, published 11th August 2015

Power and Society

In this podcast Dr Dionysios Stathakopoulos looks at the court, the Church and the army as well as social stratification in the Byzantine Empire.

1. The Social Structure
2. Where did the Emperors come from?
3. The Byzantine Court
4. The Byzantine Elites and the State
5. Differences between Byzantium and the Western Middle Ages
6. Working people
7. The Army
8. A New Professional Elite Army and administrative division.
9. Mercenaries and Basil II
10. The Church

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