The Story of 3 Plagues Across Centuries

Posted by Powee Celdran Story and Analysis of the Antonine Plague, Plague of Justinian, Black Death in the time of an Epidemic  Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! This one here is a special edition article made for times like this when a pandemic is ongoing and seems to be getting worse.Continue reading “The Story of 3 Plagues Across Centuries”

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”

Foreign Lands and People According to the Byzantines- Part2- “Byzantium VS the West”

Posted by Powee Celdran “I would rather see a Turkish turban in the midst of the city than the Latin mitre.” -Loukas Notaras, Byzantine Grand Admiral, 1453 Welcome to part 2 on Foreign Lands and People according to the Byzantines from The Byzantium Blogger! As I have promised the last time, I will make a 2nd articleContinue reading “Foreign Lands and People According to the Byzantines- Part2- “Byzantium VS the West””

Byzantine Life- Crime, Punishment, Heresy, and Medical Practice

Posted by Powee Celdran  “In front of the palace, the emperor ordered the criminal’s hands to be cut off and his eyes put out. I enquired why they did not put him to death, and they replied that the emperor could not order his soul to be destroyed.” -Pero Tafur, Travels Volume 17, 1437 Welcome to another ByzantineContinue reading “Byzantine Life- Crime, Punishment, Heresy, and Medical Practice”