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    Greece THE BYZANTINE PERIOD
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    Source: This section of the Library of Congress Country Studies was revised by Photius Coutsoukis in order to reflect the concensus among prominent historians of the period.
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    A BETTER TREATMENT OF ROMAN HISTORY CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.ROMANITY.ORG

    Romania - 11th Century

    Figure 5. The Roman ("Byzantine") Empire, Early Eleventh Century

    The term "Byzantine Empire" was coined by Western historians in the 17th century to refer to the Roman Empire after its capital was moved to Constantinople. Constantinople was founded by Roman emperor Constantine, named New Rome, in 330 AD.

    With the fall of the Western territory of the empire to barbarian Northern feudal lords, which plunged the West into what is known as the "Dark Ages", the Eastern territories remained as the Roman Empire, or "Romania" for over a millennium.

    With its political structure anchored in Greco-Roman tradition, and Christianity becoming the official religion, the Empire survived centuries of triumphs and declines, until Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 AD (see
    fig. 5).

    Data as of December 1994


    NOTE: The information regarding Greece on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Greece THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greece THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE should be addressed to the Library of Congress.

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