The Story of 3 Plagues Across Centuries

Posted by Powee Celdran Story and Analysis of the Antonine Plague, Plague of Justinian, Black Death in the time of an Epidemic  Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! This one here is a special edition article made for times like this when a pandemic is ongoing and seems to be getting worse.Continue reading “The Story of 3 Plagues Across Centuries”

12 Turning Points in Byzantine History

Posted by Powee Celdran “Ever since our rough crusading forefathers saw Constantinople and met, to their contemptuous disgust, a society where everyone read and wrote, ate food with forks and preferred diplomacy to war, it has been fashionable to pass the Byzantines by with scorn and to use their name as synonymous with decadence.” -Steven Runciman, 20thContinue reading “12 Turning Points in Byzantine History”

Natural Disasters in Byzantine History

Posted by Powee Celdran  “During the whole year (536) the sun gave forth its light without brightness, like the moon, and it seemed extremely like the sun in eclipse, for the beams it emitted were not clear nor like those it usually makes.” -Procopius, Byzantine historian on the “dust-veil” of 536 Welcome to another article byContinue reading “Natural Disasters in Byzantine History”