Byzantine Alternate History Chapter XII- Constantinople Surrenders to the Ottomans in 1453 in Order to Buy Time to Start a Crusade to Recapture it (Finale)

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 15th century AD. This story will begin with real events in history but will become fictional as it progresses. PreviousContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter XII- Constantinople Surrenders to the Ottomans in 1453 in Order to Buy Time to Start a Crusade to Recapture it (Finale)”

Most Favorite to Least Favorite- Ranking the 12 Centuries of Byzantine History

Posted by Powee Celdran Welcome back to the Byzantium Blogger! As for now, I will be taking a break from the extremely long but informative Byzantine Alternate History series in which I have progressed very far, at this point I have completed the 8th chapter of this 12-part series. To break my consistent streak ofContinue reading “Most Favorite to Least Favorite- Ranking the 12 Centuries of Byzantine History”

Byzantine Alternate History Chapter VII- A Retelling of the Bizarre Byzantine Renaissance and the Macedonian (Amorian) Dynasty

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 9th and 10th centuries AD. This story will begin with events that happened in real history but will become fictionalContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter VII- A Retelling of the Bizarre Byzantine Renaissance and the Macedonian (Amorian) Dynasty”

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”

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 Empire Comparison Series- Part3: Imperial Life and Culture

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS TO BE MY LONGEST ARTICLE SO FAR, IT MAY TAKE DAYS TO READ SO I SUGGEST READ IT PER PART, THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN ALL IN ONE ARTICLE ON ROMAN/ BYZANTINE CULTURE!! ANYWAY ENJOY!! Previous Article on the comparison series: Roman and Byzantine armies (Part1) PreviousContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Empire Comparison Series- Part3: Imperial Life and Culture”

Constantinople- The Queen of Cities and its many Byzantine Secrets

Posted by Powee Celdran  “If the earth were a single state, Constantinople would be its capital” -Napoleon Bonaparte WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE!!  Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! I haven’t posted in quite some time but now this article will be the second travel article in this blog site,Continue reading “Constantinople- The Queen of Cities and its many Byzantine Secrets”

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”