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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes- Part 11

Reclaiming the Capital “There was a time, a far distant time, when the Roman empire extended to the Adriatic, the Tigris, and the confines of Æthiopia. After the loss of the provinces, our capital itself, in these last and calamitous … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes- Part 10

The Fourth Crusade “Constantine’s fine city, the common delight and boast of all nations, was laid waste by fire and blackened by soot, taken and emptied of all wealth, public and private, as well as that which was consecrated by … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 1

The Final Division “Arcadius, who then was about eighteen years of age, was born in Spain in the humble habitation of a private family. But he received a princely education in the palace of Constantinople; and his inglorious life was … Continue reading

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Mother of Cities

I’ve said it before, but I’m somewhat obsessed at the moment with the history of the Byzantine Empire. It comes as no surprise then that I’m enamoured of this project: http://byzantium1200.com/index.html Byzantium 1200 is an effort to digitally reconstruct the … Continue reading

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