Eastern Roman Empire

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Eastern Roman Empire

(Historical Terms) the eastern of the two empires created by the division of the Roman Empire in 395 ad. See also Byzantine Empire

East′ern Ro′man Em′pire

the eastern part of the Roman Empire, esp. after the division in A.D. 395, having its capital at Constantinople. Compare Byzantine Empire.
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Noun1.Eastern Roman Empire - a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395Eastern Roman Empire - a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
Roman Empire - an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
Byzantium - an ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks; site of modern Istanbul; in 330 Constantine I rebuilt the city and called it Constantinople and made it his capital
Byzantine - a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
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And even in the Eastern Roman Empire (the Byzantine) also continued and the peace treaty was violated each time by one of sides.
He thus offers this book as a corrective, reviewing the archaeological evidence on the lived experiences of Christianity within the Eastern Roman Empire, Greece and the Balkans, North Africa, and Italy and Northwest Europe.
One of the two churches discovered at Perperikon is the oldest in the region, dated back to 4th and 5th centuries, the rules of Emperor Arcadius (395-408 AD) in the Eastern Roman Empire, and Emperor Honorius (395-423 AD) in the Western Roman Empire, after the division of the Roman Empire in 395 AD.
The Christian emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, Justinian, was the first one who removed marble parts from the Parthenon in the 6th century AD, which he used in the building of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
The remainders of walls and paving that cling obstinately to whatever hold it can retain amid the grass and sand of the hills--and whatever of its place it has held on to in spite of the shovels and tractors that have cleared the way for crops--show what there is to see now of the great road, the Via Diagonalis, that in Roman times connected Rome to the capital city of the Eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople.
On the other hand, the Byzantine Christians residing in the Eastern Roman empire found the idea very unsettling as their gods have long before Christianity been pagan, a mindset that eventually lead to the creation of separate Nestorian sects that couldn't believe that Jesus was God.
In chapter seven, he discusses the rise of the Ottoman Empire and its destruction of the remainder of the Byzantine/ Eastern Roman Empire.
Moreover, the Treaty of Omar unequivocally decreed that the possessions and personal belongings of the Christians, whether they chose to remain under the tutelage of Islam or to depart to the Eastern Roman Empire, were to be protected and respected.
Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities said excavations at a site west of St Catherine's monastery in Sinai unearthed two coins containing images of Valens, who ruled the Eastern Roman Empire from 364 to 378AD.
He begins with ancient Egypt and moves chronologically as well as geographically on to Greece, Rome, the rise of Mohammed and his peace-loving warriors, the conflict with the Eastern Roman Empire, and then on to the Middle Ages, the tragic fall of Constantinople, the role of Malta, Cyprus, and Crete, the Victory of Lepanto, the siege of Gibraltar, Napoleon's adventures, Egypt after Napoleon, the struggle for Greek independence, Italian unification, the Great War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
The empire was eventually divided into the two parts: the Eastern Roman Empire (known as the Byzantine Empire) and the Western Roman Empire.

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