The Byzantine Empire was powerful after the Macedonian Dynasty was extinguished. Shortly after this they began to lose this power that they had got because of the new successors. The Crusades had a large impact on the Byzantine’s because of the Constantinople. The Crusades impacted Byzantine greatly and if anything was different it would have impacted history.
The Roman Empire hit its height around the year 117 AD, where it was over five million plus square Kilometers. Soon the Roman Empire would be ravaged by disease and poverty. To cope with this the Empire would split into two in able to cope with the rising trouble. This would create the Eastern and Western Empires. In 476 AD the last emperor of the Western Empire was overthrown by Germanic leaders. This led to the collapse of the western Empire. So why did the Eastern thrive while the Western fell? They thrived because of location, allies, and trade.
The Byzantine Empire modern day Turkey was an empire that was based on its own culture coming out of the Roman Empire. It was a strong Empire that came out of the Roman Empire along with Islam and Europe, each where apart of the Roman Empire, and each survived the fall of the Roman Empire: “By 750 three distinct and nearly separate civilizations- Byzantine, European, and Islamic- crystallized in and around the territory of the old Roman Empire.” . The Byzantine Empire was considered a small country at the time, but even so it was also considered tough. As a result of Byzantine being a part of the Roman Empire before the collapse of the Roman Empire, they represent a break from the old Roman Empire because of their culture, politics and economy.
The Byzantine Empire occurred for nearly 1,125 years, and it’s one of the ultimate empires of all time. Many people have heard of the Byzantine Empire, but know only a little about the history. The Byzantine Empire became the center of a very alive civilization that sealed Greek and Roman societies while Western Europe fell into the horrible times. Even though, it became one with Rome, it continued some of Rome’s patterns, they established its own form of civilization, but does not mean it was its own separate state. The Empire protected Western Europe’s belongings until barbarism declined. Many people and historians believe that without Byzantium to protect it, Europe would have faced Islamic invaders and would have lost. Though the western half of the Roman Empire crushed and fell in 476, the eastern half lived for 1,000 more years, producing a rich tradition of art, writings and knowledge and helping as a military buffer between the states of Europe and the threat of invasion from Asia. The Byzantine Empire finally fell in 1453, after an army stormed to Constantinople .The Byzantine Empire, once part of the greater Roman Empire, continued thriving from an eastern Mediterranean base after Roman decline.
Two of the most powerful powers in the post-classical period were the Arabian and Byzantine empires. Each had different political, religious, and economic differences that defined their respective cultures, and managing to create vast empires that greatly rivaled each other.
Many centuries ago in our history, before 1450, both the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic Caliphates both were born. The Byzantine Empire took place in the Eastern Mediterranean while the Islamic Caliphates were located in the Middle East and some parts of North Africa. Both of these empires used religion to govern in their empire, and while both empires didn’t take part in the same religion, both religions still had differences and similarities when it came to governing. Both of the empires were influenced by different religions. The Islamic Caliphates were influenced by the Prophet, Muhammed who taught them the ways of their religion, and on the other hand the Byzantine Empire was influenced by Christianity. The Both the Byzantine Empire and Islamic Caliphates
To preserve their throne, the Byzantines cut a deal to allow the Ottomans a share of the lands in the Europe. Still, by the campaign against the Byzantines, the Ottomans dealt a great deal of damage to the Christians in the west, and success to the Turks in the east.
Between 100-600 C.E., the Roman empire had more changes than continuities both culturally and politically. One of the bigger changes politically was the fall of Western Rome and the rise of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Rome). Another was the change in capitals. Some changes culturally were the population decline, and the rise of Christianity in the Byzantine Empire. Continuities such as language, military structure, and laws helped keep the empire strong.