10 Inventions You Should Know That Came From the Byzantine Empire

Posted by Powee Celdran Welcome back to another article from the Byzantium Blogger! This time, it is time again for a bit of break from extremely long and highly researched articles and stories spanning the entire 1,100-year history of the Byzantine Empire (330-1453), therefore time for a quick yet entertaining top 10 list, this timeContinue reading “10 Inventions You Should Know That Came From the Byzantine Empire”

Byzantine Alternate History Chapter V- Emperor Artavasdos, the Unlikely Hero of the 8th Century

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 8th century AD. This story will begin with events that happened in real history but will become fictional as itContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter V- Emperor Artavasdos, the Unlikely Hero of the 8th Century”

Byzantine Alternate History Chapter IV- Constans II Relocates the Imperial Capital to Sicily

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 7th century AD. This story will begin with events that have happened in real history but will become fictional asContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter IV- Constans II Relocates the Imperial Capital to Sicily”

Around the World in the Byzantine Era- Part1 (300-1000AD)

Posted by Powee Celdran Part2: Around the World in the Byzantine Era (1000-1461) WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE BUT ENJOY!!  So, welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! It’s been quite a while since I last posted something, so here’s something again. Previously over the past months I have done articlesContinue reading “Around the World in the Byzantine Era- Part1 (300-1000AD)”

Roman and Byzantine Comparison Series- Part2: Emperors and the Imperial System

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE! BUT ENJOY! Previous article on the comparison series: Roman and Byzantine armies Next article on the comparison series: Roman and Byzantine imperial cultures Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article and part 2 of the Roman and Byzantine Empires comparison series! The last articleContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Comparison Series- Part2: Emperors and the Imperial System”

The Sieges of Constantinople

378, 626, 674, 717, 813, 821, 860, 907, 941, 1047, 1101, 1203, 1204, 1235, 1261, 1376, 1402, 1411, 1422, 1453  Posted by Powee Celdran “It’s either I take this city, or the city takes me, dead or alive, the city is all I want” -Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror, Siege of Constantinople, 1453 Welcome backContinue reading “The Sieges of Constantinople”

The Ethnic Origins of the Byzantine Emperors

Posted by Powee Celdran Surprising Facts on the Mixed DNA of all the Byzantine Emperors WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE  Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article! It’s been a long time since I last wrote about and posted something, and now I’m back with my first article for this year 2020. NowContinue reading “The Ethnic Origins of the Byzantine Emperors”

Greatest and Worst Byzantine Emperors (330-1453)- Year End Article

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS WILL BE A LONG ARTICLE!! Also the final article for 2019!  Welcome back to another article by The Byzantium Blogger and Happy Holidays! This here will be my year-ender article for this year 2019 and like all the other articles I previously did, this will be still long butContinue reading “Greatest and Worst Byzantine Emperors (330-1453)- Year End Article”

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”

The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part1

Posted by Powee Celdran  “It does have a kind of Byzantine quality to it. There is a good bit of strange stuff going on” -John Green Part1- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Constantine the Great to Theophilos (4th to 9th centuries)  Next: Part2- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Basil I to Manuel I  WelcomeContinue reading “The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part1”