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Characteristical Periods in the history of Byzantium

  1. Early centuries (313 - 867)
    1. the transformation of the Roman Empire and the foundation of a Christian State
    2. the situation in the 5th century and an Early Byzantium
    3. Religious controversy of the 6th century
    4. Reign of Justinian the Great and the Great Reconquest
    5. The Justinian dynasty
    6. Emergence of Heraclius and the war on the East
      1. Heraclian Dynasty and the threat of Islam and Bulgars
      2. Iconoclastic movement: Leo III and Constantine V
      3. Iconoclastic movement: after Constantine
      4. the Iconoclasm controversy and Religious unrest
  2. Middle Ages (867 - 1025)
    1. the Macedonian Dynasty
    2. Army renewal and revival under Macedonian Dynasty
    3. Political position and the Foreign Politics under Macedonian Dynasty
    4. Culture and Administration under Macedonian Dynasty
    5. The Golden Age of Byzantium: the year 1025
    6. Military and strategic problems around 1025: new frontiers
  3. Late Period (1025 - 1204 - 1355)
    1. Alexius I and the First Crusade: soldiers of the West
    2. Late Comnene Dynasty
  4. History of the Crusades and the Pope's armed forces
    1. The destruction, plundering and devastation of Constantinople by the West: 1204
    2. Paleologoi Dynasty: Michael VIII - year 1263
    3. Andronicus II Paleologus
    4. Cultural Revival and the Paleologoi Renaissance - the brightest Art of the time
    5. Andronicus III and John Cantacuzenus: 1320-1354
  5. The turkish expansion: year 1355 (1355-1461)
    1. Manuel II : the turks have surrounded the City - year 1391-1421
    2. the final assault of the turks : 29 May 1453, 1460, 1461
  6. The creation of the Neobyzantine Movement ?? (1998)

 

Periods in Byzantine History

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