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”

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”

Lesser Known and Would be Byzantine Emperors continued (695-1453)

Posted by Powee Celdran Previous Article: Lesser Known and Would be Roman and Byzantine Emperors (27BC-695AD) Welcome to the continuation of the previous article on lesser known and would be Roman and Byzantine emperors! In the previous article posted last week, I have discussed a huge number of names of people who were either actualContinue reading “Lesser Known and Would be Byzantine Emperors continued (695-1453)”

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”

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”

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 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”