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“Better Turks than Latins!” – The Aftermath and the New City

So the end of the Roman Empire and of its Emperors had come at last. The Roman Empire of the East, which we now call Byzantium had lasted (if you start at the founding of Constantinople) for one thousand, one … Continue reading

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Days that live in Infamy: The Fall of Constantinople

Faced with the certainty of death it is said that experienced soldiers are ready to make that last leap into the fray, knowing that they have only one fate. A man schooled in princely duties such as Constantine XI Dragases … Continue reading

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“Better Turks than Latins!” – The Aftermath and the New City

So the end of the Roman Empire and of its Emperors had come at last. The Roman Empire of the East, which we now call Byzantium had lasted (if you start at the founding of Constantinople) for one thousand, one … Continue reading

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The Siege of Constantinople Has Begun!

I have decided to revise and update the series I wrote last year about the siege. It had some good feedback and I think that I can add something more this time around. In the years before 1453 the Turks had gradually … Continue reading

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The Byzantine music of Cappella Romana

As we approach Easter you may wish to add to your collection of Byzantine Orthodox music. The best in this field at the moment, in my view, are Cappella Romana. You can buy the CDs or download MP3 format. Click … Continue reading

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