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  1. The Byzantine Empire was a theocracy, said to be ruled by God working through the Emperor. Jennifer Fretland VanVoorst argues, "The Byzantine Empire became a theocracy in the sense that Christian values and ideals were the foundation of the empire's political ideals and heavily entwined with its political goals."

  2. The Byzantine Empire was the eastern half of the Roman Empire, and it survived over a thousand years after the western half dissolved. A series of regional traumas—including pestilence, warfare, social upheaval, and the Arab Muslim assault of the 630s—marked its cultural and institutional transformation from the Eastern Roman Empire to the ...

  3. Aug 24, 2010 · The Byzantine Empire was a vast and powerful civilization with Greek origins that can be traced to 330 A.D. Though the western half of the Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., the eastern half survived ...

  4. Sep 19, 2018 · The Byzantine Empire, often called the Eastern Roman Empire or simply Byzantium, existed from 330 to 1453.With its capital founded at Constantinople by Constantine I (r. 306-337), the Empire varied in size over the centuries, at one time or another, possessing territories located in Italy, Greece, the Balkans, Levant, Asia Minor, and North Africa.

  5. The Byzantine Empire continued on for 1000 years after the Western Roman Empire, including Rome, collapsed in 476 CE. The Byzantine Empire ruled most of Eastern and Southern Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Its capital city, Constantinople, was the largest and wealthiest city in Europe during the time. Constantine Emperor Constantine I came ...

  6. This history of the Byzantine Empire covers the history of the Eastern Roman Empire from late antiquity until the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 AD. Several events from the 4th to 6th centuries mark the transitional period during which the Roman Empire's east and west divided.

  7. Jul 14, 2020 · Byzantine Empire Under Macedonian Dynasty Byzantine Empire Map in 1025 by the death of Basil II Byzantine Empire Under Seljuk Pressure (1071-1204) Doukas Dynasty ruled the Empire from 1059-1081 and Byzantine army experienced a serious defeat at Battle Of Manzikert. Byzantine wing collapsed and central units utterly routed by the Seljuk cavalry.

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