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Byzantine Empire

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Second edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781933782652
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622718
Byzantine Empire

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Historians debate whether the Eastern Roman Empire became the Byzantine Empire in the fourth or the sixth century ce, but the Christian civilization based at Constantinople (now Istanbul) became a major power of Europe and an important connection between the West and East. Even after its conquest by the Ottoman Turks, Byzantium’s cultural influence endured.

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Subjects: History

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