A Fan Fiction Retelling of Justinian the Great’s Early Life- Byzantine Alternate History Spin-off

Posted by Powee Celdran DISCLAIMER: Although this story is based on historical events, it adds a few fictional elements to the 5th and 6th century history with both real historical figures and fictional ones. READ BYZANTINE ALTERNATE HISTORY CHAPTER III FIRST Welcome to the third part of the spin-off stories to the Byzantine Alternate HistoryContinue reading “A Fan Fiction Retelling of Justinian the Great’s Early Life- Byzantine Alternate History Spin-off”

Byzantine Alternate History Chapter XI- The Serbian Empire Takes Over and Saves a Dying Byzantium in the 14th 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 13th and 14th Centuries AD. This story will begin with real events that happened in real history but will becomeContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter XI- The Serbian Empire Takes Over and Saves a Dying Byzantium in the 14th Century”

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”

A Guide to the Byzantine Empire’s Themes (Military/ Administrative Districts)

Posted by Powee Celdran  “In the international and religious conflict of the Byzantine and Saracen empires, peace was without confidence, and war without mercy.” -Edward Gibbon, English historian (1737-1794) Welcome once again back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! The last 2 articles I published were sure extremely long but hopefully insightful and informative coveringContinue reading “A Guide to the Byzantine Empire’s Themes (Military/ Administrative Districts)”