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In 476, Ostrogoths dethroned Western Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus and handed the Empire to the reign of Eastern Roman Emperor Zenon.
Eastern Roman Empire had turned into Byzantine Empire and Constantinopolis was no more a Roman city and became a peculiarly eastern Orthodox city.
Beginning in 146 B.C., Byzantion, which was situated at the crossroads of the trade routes, became the administrative center of the Eastern Roman Empire and became known as Nea Roma.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Eastern Roman Empire
The division of the Empire began with the Tetrarchy (quadrumvirate) in the late 3rd century AD with Diocletian, as an institution intended to efficiently control the vast Roman empire.
The Roman empire was divided by Theodosius I (also called "the great") for his two sons in AD Arcadius became ruler in the East, with his capital in Constantinople, and Flavius Honorius became ruler in the west, with his capital in Milan.
The Eastern Empire was largely spared the difficulties of the west in the 3rd and 4th centuries, in part because urban culture was better established there and the initial invasions were attracted to the wealth of Rome.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Byzantine Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Empire is generally considered to have ended after the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, although Greek rule continued over areas of the Empire's territory for several more years, until the fall of Mystras in 1460 and Trebizond in 1461.
The Eastern Roman Empire was largely spared the difficulties of the west in the 3rd and 4th centuries (see Crisis of the Third Century) in part because urban culture was better established there and the initial invasions were attracted to the wealth of Rome.
The Hunnic Empire collapsed and Constantinople was free from the menace of Attila.
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 III. The Postclassical Period, 500-1500. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
Changes in the Islamic world, the rise of new empires spreading from central Asia, new patterns of international contact (involving new policies in China and in Europe), and solidification of the major religions mark the second phase of the postclassical period, 1000–1500.
When Roman rule collapsed in western Europe, a number of states were established by groups that had migrated into the region.
However, his empire collapsed at his death, and no later state assumed a dominant position until the end of the 10th century, when Muslim military dynasties from the northwest continued the Muslim conquest of India.
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 Roman Empire at 476
After the withdrawal of Attila the Hun and the subsequent collapse of the Hun empire, the decline of the western Roman empire continued.
The Visigoths ceased to be federates (allies within the empire) and instead became an independent kingdom, expanding across southern Gaul and across all of Hispania, but for that occupied by the Sueves and the native Basque population in the north.
However, Odoacer chose to formally rule in the name of the eastern emperor Zeno, Italy therefore formally remaining part of the eastern Roman empire (even though it was in practice an independent kingdom).
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  Roman Empire - Wikinfo
Roman expansion began long before the state was changed into an Empire and reached its zenith under Emperor Trajan with the conquest of Dacia in AD At this territorial peak, the Roman Empire controlled approximately 5 900 000 km² (2,300,000 sq.mi.) of land surface.
The Western Roman Empire was divided among the eldest son Constantine II and the youngest son Constans.
As the Western Roman Empire declined during the 5th century, the richer Eastern Roman Empire would be spared much of the destruction, and in the 6th century the Eastern Roman Empire under the emperor Justinian I reconquered the Italian peninsula from the Ostrogoths, North Africa from the Vandals, southern Hispania, and Illyria.
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 Byzantine Empire - MSN Encarta
Byzantine Empire, eastern part of the Roman Empire, which survived after the breakup of the Western Empire in the 5th century ad.
Only gradually did it develop into the true capital of the eastern Roman provinces—those areas of the empire in southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia, and the northeast corner of Africa, which included the present-day countries of the Balkan Peninsula, and Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt, and the eastern part of Libya.
The empire had survived Germanic and Hunnic tribal migrations and raids in the 5th and 6th centuries and had stabilized a reasonably secure eastern frontier against the Sassanian Empire of Persia, but it could not recover, hold, and govern the entire Mediterranean world.
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  Roman Empire at AllExperts
The Western Roman Empire was divided among the eldest son Constantine II and the youngest son Constans.
The Holy Roman Empire, an attempt to resurrect the Empire in the West, was established in 800 when Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne as Roman Emperor on Christmas Day, though the empire and the imperial office did not become formalized for some decades.
But excluding these states claiming their heritage, the Roman state lasted (in some form) from the founding of Rome in 753 BC to the fall in 1461 of the Empire of Trebizond (a successor state and fragment of the Byzantine Empire which escaped conquest by the Ottomans in 1453), for a total of 2214 years.
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Taking root on Eastern soil, flanked on all sides by the most widely dissimilar peoples — Orientals, Finnic-Ugrians and Slavs — some of them dangerous neighbours just beyond the border, others settled on Byzantine territory, the empire was loosely connected on the west with the other half of the old Roman Empire.
The decline of the Byzantine Empire is strikingly exhibited in the depreciation of currency during the reigns of the Comneni.
The eastern frontier of the empire in Asia Minor was the home of these multifarious sects, which guaranteed the separate existence of the tribes which belonged to them and regarded themselves as the "faithful" in opposition to the state Church.
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 Byzantine Empire - Phantis
The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople.
Although the empire was not yet "Byzantine" under Constantine, Christianity would become one of the defining characteristics of the Byzantine Empire, as opposed to the pagan Roman Empire.
The Eastern Empire was largely spared the difficulties of the west in the 3rd and 4th centuries, in part because urban culture was better established there and the initial invasions were attracted to the wealth of Rome.
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 Byzantine Empire - All About Turkey
The Byzantine Empire is also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, for it was in fact a continuation of the Roman Empire into its eastern part.
But it was when Roman emperor Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Empire from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (Istanbul today), in 330 AD, that the Byzantine Empire really began.
For 1100 years, the Byzantine's were able to maintain control of their empire, although somewhat tenuously at times; the Empire's expansion and prosperity were balanced by internal religious schisms (such as Nika Riot) and recurring wars with enemies from the outside.
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 Roman Achievements
Naturally the most obvious achievement of the Romans was their vast empire, which spread over three continents.
The language of their army was Latin, so too was it the language of the governors and office workers in the provinces of the empire.
Lasting witness to this language which was once spoken all over the ancient empire, are the many languages which in time developed from it.
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 The Eastern Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Whereas in the Eastern Roman Empire only one religion was officially recognised and others discouraged, among the Ottomans a special regime (the system of `nations') not only protected the rights of the faithful of other religions, but also tolerated a variety of Islamic sects and orders.
The Eastern Roman Empire experienced its golden age from the ninth to the eleventh centuries under the Macedonian dynasty.
The fate of the Eastern Roman Empire is an obvious lesson of history to those today who insist on the importance of one culture (that is to say, one religion) common to the whole European community.
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 Rome and Romania, Roman Emperors, Byzantine Emperors, etc.
Decius and Herennius were killed in battle by the Goths in 251 -- the only Roman Emperors to die in battle (against external enemies) besides Julian (against the Persians, 363), Valens (against the Goths again, 378), Nicephorus I (against the Bulgars, 811), and Constantine XI (with the fall of Constantinople to the Turks, 1453).
The very same institutions, both Roman and Christian in sum and detail, that failed in the West in the face of the German threat, did just fine in the East, long outlasting, and in two dramatic cases defeating, the German successor kingdoms.
This was the end of Roman Gaul, 541 years after Caesar had completed its conquest in 56 BC -- or perhaps 531 years since the defeat, capture, and death of the rebel Vercingetorix in 46 BC.
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 Royalty.nu - Eastern Roman Empire - The Byzantine Empire - Emperors of Byzantium
Royalty.nu - Eastern Roman Empire - The Byzantine Empire - Emperors of Byzantium
Theodosius: The Empire at Bay by Stephen Williams and Gerald Friell.
Argues that the Crusades began in the seventh century with the conquest by the Persians of the Byzantine Empire.
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 Family Ancestry Romans Eastern Empire
While the Western Roman Empire fell in the year 476, the eastern portion of the empire continued to prosper for a long period of time.
It should be noted that residents living in this empire did not see a distinction between and the Western Roman empire, and the line of succession continued.
Perhaps one of the most important differences between the Byzantine and Western Roman Empire is that the Byzantine Empire was a continuation of Hellenistic culture.
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 The Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This covers the various phases of the Roman Empire: the original, the Western, the Eastern (Byzantine), and the Holy Roman Empire.
Inasmuch as Eastern Christian marital regulations generally forbade remarriage more than once, the Patriarch of Constanople bitterly opposed the move, but attempts to keep Constantine from the succession evaporated as it became clear that he would be his fathers only male child.
The Magister Militum was the supreme military commander of the Western Roman Empire from the late 300's onward.
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 Byzantine: The Eastern Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Surrounded by huge walls, defenses erected by the Romans at the height of their power, and defended by armies of Germanic mercenaries, Constantinople ended up surviving as a city virtually besieged for the greater part of its life, its territories eventually restricted to the direct area of the city.
The first attempt to re-establish the Western Empire by the Eastern Empire came with the invasion of Italy by the Romanized king of another Gothic tribe, Theodoric of the Ostrogoths, soon after the sacking of Rome.
The original Romans who had established the city had also long since disappeared, and it was only through repeated White armies rushing to the city's aid because of its Christian status, that is was not overrun centuries before its final collapse.
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 The Roman Empire
This period in Roman history lasted so long that people began to take the peace for granted, believing that war was a thing of the past.
Byzantines continued to refer to themselves as the Roman Empire for centuries after the Western Roman Empire had fallen, and the Eastern Roman Empire continued to exist until the 1400s, close to 1,000 years after the fall of the West.
Probably the major fator contributing to the fall of the Western Roman Empire was the influx of Germans.
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 The Early Centuries of the Greek Roman East
In 527 emperor Justinian succeeded to the throne in Constantinople.
It is very characteristic of the spiritual life in the Eastern Roman Empire in the days of Justinian, that the Emperor chose to build, as his own greatest church --which was also intended to be the greatest church in the world-- a shrine dedicated to Christ as "Hagia Sophia" or Holy Wisdom in English.
Homer became the vehicle for the praise of the noblest church in the empire.
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 Roman Empire Map for Sale
UNRV.com is thrilled to present a 'Wallmap of the Roman Empire'.
The map of the Roman Empire is presented in full, vibrant color measuring a versatile 24 " x 36 " (62 x 91 cm).
The land within the borders of the Empire is slightly shaded to bring out the limits of Roman influence with the ease of a glance.
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 A timeline of the Roman empire
: the Persians/Sassanids defeat the Romans and conquer Dura Europus in Mesopotamia
: the Visigoths reconquer all of Spain from the Roman empire
: the Romans retake Syria from the Sassanids
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 Islam and the Eastern Roman Empire
Likewise, after the invasions in the West (chapter 8), the invaders didn't keep the old inhabitants of the Western Empire in subjugation, but mingled with them, and that's why it is only said that a "third" of the trees, grass, etc. were destroyed, but the "third part of men" was not killed.
The main Turkish groups responsible for the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire were (1) the Seljuks and (2) the Ottomans.
The third and final stage of the Empire's destruction was thus complete, the other two being the invasions in the West and the Arab expansion.
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 Rome: The Late Empire
To stem the descent into chaos, he decided that the Empire was too large to be adminstered by a central authority, so he divided it in half.
He took on himself all the trappings of an eastern king, as Diocletian had done, and declared the imperiate to be hereditary.
As a result, the foundational Christian texts are not only anti-Roman (for Judaea was part of the Roman Empire during the life of Jesus of Nazareth), but consistently dismissive of human, worldly authority.
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 ByzNet Byzantine Studies on the Net Summary Page
The Byzantine Empire was one of the greatest of European civilizations.
This period is usually marked from 395 AD when the Eastern Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, formally separated with the death of Emperor Theodosius I. Theodosius's son Arcadius, age 17, ruled the Eastern Empire from Constantinople, his other son, 10 year old Honorius, ruled the Western Empire from the city of Milan.
The golden period was marked by massive border changes, constant warfare with Arabs and to a lesser extent Bulgars, a final split between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches and a renaissance in the arts.
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