The Legacy of the Byzantine Empire- An Epilogue to the Byzantine Alternate History Series; Featuring Interviews with 3 Byzantine History Enthusiasts

Posted by Powee Celdran Welcome back to the Byzantium Blogger! It’s now been over 2 weeks since I finished the final chapter of my 12-part Byzantine Alternate History series that had been going on for almost 8 months! Now since I have just finished the finale (chapter XII) of my 12-part Byzantine Alternate History series,Continue reading “The Legacy of the Byzantine Empire- An Epilogue to the Byzantine Alternate History Series; Featuring Interviews with 3 Byzantine History Enthusiasts”

Byzantine Alternate History Chapter VIII- A Byzantine Victory at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 and Its Impact on the Empire

Posted by Powee Celdran DISCLAIMER: Although this is mostly a work of fiction, it is largely based on true events and characters. It seeks to alter the course of actual events that transpired in the 11th century AD. This story will begin with events that happened in real history but will become fictional as itContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter VIII- A Byzantine Victory at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 and Its Impact on the Empire”

A Byzantine History fan reacts to new Byzantine graphic novel Theophano: A Byzantine Tale including a Complete Book Review/ Analysis and fan casting for the novel

Posted by Powee Celdran “Theophano does a great job showing us the unknown side of history in such a fascinating and contemporary way that we can relate to centuries later. It has such an amazing balance of Byzantine easter eggs and stories mixed with modern pop culture elements and truly has the potential to introduceContinue reading “A Byzantine History fan reacts to new Byzantine graphic novel Theophano: A Byzantine Tale including a Complete Book Review/ Analysis and fan casting for the novel”

Roman and Byzantine Food and Dining

Posted by Powee Celdran  “Civilized life cannot proceed without salt.” -Pliny the Elder Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! For a long time, I have been doing articles on comparing both the worlds of the Roman Empire and its medieval successor, the Byzantine Empire as well as articles relating to the currentContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Food and Dining”

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”

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”

The Art of War in the Byzantine World

Posted by Powee Celdran  “We must always prefer peace and refrain from war whenever possible.” –Tactica of Emperor Leo VI the Wise Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! It’s been some time since I last posted an article, well now here’s a new one and it should not be as long as theContinue reading “The Art of War in the Byzantine World”

Foreign Lands and People According to the Byzantines- Part2- “Byzantium VS the West”

Posted by Powee Celdran “I would rather see a Turkish turban in the midst of the city than the Latin mitre.” -Loukas Notaras, Byzantine Grand Admiral, 1453 Welcome to part 2 on Foreign Lands and People according to the Byzantines from The Byzantium Blogger! As I have promised the last time, I will make a 2nd articleContinue reading “Foreign Lands and People According to the Byzantines- Part2- “Byzantium VS the West””

Foreign Lands and People According to the Byzantines- Part1- “Where the World Meets”

Posted by Powee Celdran “You will find me a Scythian among the Scythians and a Latin among the Latins, and in general, among all other people you will find me to be one of them.” -John Tzetzes, 12th century Welcome once again to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! Recently, I have tackled several interestingContinue reading “Foreign Lands and People According to the Byzantines- Part1- “Where the World Meets””

Byzantine Life- Crime, Punishment, Heresy, and Medical Practice

Posted by Powee Celdran  “In front of the palace, the emperor ordered the criminal’s hands to be cut off and his eyes put out. I enquired why they did not put him to death, and they replied that the emperor could not order his soul to be destroyed.” -Pero Tafur, Travels Volume 17, 1437 Welcome to another ByzantineContinue reading “Byzantine Life- Crime, Punishment, Heresy, and Medical Practice”