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 VI- Irene and Charlemagne, the Wedding of the 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 and 9th centuries AD. This story will begin with events that happened in real history but will become fictionalContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter VI- Irene and Charlemagne, the Wedding of the Century”

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”

Byzantine Alternate History Chapter IV- Constans II Relocates the Imperial Capital to Sicily

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 7th century AD. This story will begin with events that have happened in real history but will become fictional asContinue reading “Byzantine Alternate History Chapter IV- Constans II Relocates the Imperial Capital to Sicily”

Roman and Byzantine Empire Comparison Series- Part1: The Army

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE! BUT ENJOY!  Next Article on the comparison series: Imperial Systems Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article! The last 2 articles under special edition articles have been focused on the current COVID-19 pandemic issue of the present day relating it to the pandemics ofContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Empire Comparison Series- Part1: The Army”

The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part1

Posted by Powee Celdran  “It does have a kind of Byzantine quality to it. There is a good bit of strange stuff going on” -John Green Part1- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Constantine the Great to Theophilos (4th to 9th centuries)  Next: Part2- Personalities of the Byzantine emperors from Basil I to Manuel I  WelcomeContinue reading “The Byzantine Imperial Personality through the lives of the Emperors Part1”

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)”