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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 7

The Macedonian Dynasty and the Conquest of Bulgaria “Basil II, who ruled four generations after the first Basil (the Macedonian), is commemorated on many streets in Greek cities as ‘Voulgaroktonos’ (Bulgar-slayer). Yet the defeat of the Bulgars is not his … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 3

Reverses “You behold the ensigns of supreme power. You are about to receive them, not from my hand, but from the hand of God. Honor them, and from them you will derive honor. Respect the empress your mother: you are … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 2

Reconquering the West “It will be evident that no more important or mightier deeds are to be found in history than those which have been enacted in these wars,—provided one wishes to base his judgment on the truth. For in … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Why the Byzantine Empire Was Legendary

I have a particular fascination with the Byzantine Empire, not least because, on the extremely (EXTREMELY!) rare occasion when it comes up in conversation, very few people know what I’m talking about. I like that. I like its obscurity. I … Continue reading

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