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)”

A Review and Reaction to the Byzantine era novel “The Usurper” from a Byzantine history fan

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS!! If you do not want any spoilers, please order The Usurper on Amazon. Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! For now, I am taking a quick break from my 12-part Byzantine Alternate History fan fiction series as I have just completed chapterContinue reading “A Review and Reaction to the Byzantine era novel “The Usurper” from a Byzantine history fan”

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”

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”

Around the World in the Byzantine Era Part2 (1000-1461)

Posted by Powee Celdran WARNING: THIS IS AN EXTREMELY LONG ARTICLE, BUT ENJOY!! Part1: Around the World in the Byzantine Era (300-1000) Welcome now to part2 of the Around the World in the Byzantine Era article! In the previous article I have discussed the events in the Byzantine Empire from the 4th to 10th centuries,Continue reading “Around the World in the Byzantine Era Part2 (1000-1461)”

Around the World in the Byzantine Era- Part1 (300-1000AD)

Posted by Powee Celdran Part2: Around the World in the Byzantine Era (1000-1461) WARNING: THIS IS A VERY LONG ARTICLE BUT ENJOY!!  So, welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! It’s been quite a while since I last posted something, so here’s something again. Previously over the past months I have done articlesContinue reading “Around the World in the Byzantine Era- Part1 (300-1000AD)”

War of the Sicilian Vespers: A Byzantine Epic- Everything about the film

A VERY SPECIAL EDITION ARTICLE WARNING THIS IS AN EXTREMELY LONG ARTICLE BUT ENJOY!! In the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020, independent home-based film studio and Youtube channel No Budget Films released its longest Lego film so far with a running time of 47 minutes, the highly action-packed Lego Byzantine era epic WarContinue reading “War of the Sicilian Vespers: A Byzantine Epic- Everything about the film”

Roman and Byzantine Food and Dining

Posted by Powee Celdran  “Civilized life cannot proceed without salt.” -Pliny the Elder Welcome back to another article by the Byzantium Blogger! For a long time, I have been doing articles on comparing both the worlds of the Roman Empire and its medieval successor, the Byzantine Empire as well as articles relating to the currentContinue reading “Roman and Byzantine Food and Dining”

Thoughts on Quarantine, Self-Isolation, and Social Distancing with Stories from Ancient Rome and Byzantium

A Cross-over article of Rome, Byzantium, Russia, Star Wars, and Fallout  Posted by Powee Celdran Welcome back to another Byzantium Blogger article in the time of the global pandemic of the coronavirus which seems to be not only be world threatening but life changing as well very drastically. Because of COVID-19 still ongoing, one of theContinue reading “Thoughts on Quarantine, Self-Isolation, and Social Distancing with Stories from Ancient Rome and Byzantium”

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”