A Review and Reaction to the Byzantine graphic novel “Basil: Basileus- A Test of Loylaty” from a Byzantine history fan

Posted by Powee Celdran “Basil: Basileus does an excellent job not only in bringing to life the highly climactic Byzantine Empire of the 10th century but it makes us as readers today see the empire more clearly as it is told from the perspective of Sigurd, a foreigner just like us people today getting knowContinue reading “A Review and Reaction to the Byzantine graphic novel “Basil: Basileus- A Test of Loylaty” from a Byzantine history fan”

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”

The Decline of Western Rome and Eastern rome compared- Crisis of the 3rd Century and the 11th century crisis

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE!! Hello and welcome back to another article from the Byzantium Blogger and this time I’m back again with my usual Roman/ Byzantine history posts and this one is going to be an extra special article. My last post was quite unrelated featuring a differentContinue reading “The Decline of Western Rome and Eastern rome compared- Crisis of the 3rd Century and the 11th century crisis”

Around the World in the Byzantine Era Part2 (1000-1461)

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS AN EXTREMELY LONG ARTICLE, BUT ENJOY!! Part1: Around the World in the Byzantine Era (300-1000) Welcome now to part2 of the Around the World in the Byzantine Era article! In the previous article I have discussed the events in the Byzantine Empire from the 4th to 10th centuries,Continue reading “Around the World in the Byzantine Era Part2 (1000-1461)”

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)”

Imperial Women in the Roman and Byzantine Empires

Posted by Powee Celdran  “For my own part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity, that throne is a glorious sepulchre” -Empress Theodora of Byzantium, 532 From the Julio-Claudian to the Palaiologos Dynasties  Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article! In the past 2 months, I have done a 3-part series on extremely long articlesContinue reading “Imperial Women in the Roman and Byzantine Empires”

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”

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 Part2

Posted by Powee Celdran “The truth is, all barbarians are usually fickle and by nature are unable to keep their pledges.” -Anna Komene, The Alexiad  Part2- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Basil I the Macedonian to Manuel I Komnenos (9th to 12th centuries)  Previous: Part1- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Constantine the Great toContinue reading “The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part2”