place - name of the Eastern Roman Empire after 476 C.E.
is the Eastern half of the Holy Roman Empire, based on Byzantium (later Constantinople and now Istanbul). Its major faith was Orthodox Christianity, now found in Serbia, Greece and Russia. It fell to invading forces in 1453. See also Austro-Hungarian Empire.
a continuation of the Roman Empire in the Middle East after its division in 395
the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East created in 395 a.C., esp. after the deposition of the last emperor in Rome (476 a.C.). It was finally extinguished by the fall of Constantinople, its capital, in 1453
Empire with Constantinople as the capitol and finally fell in 1453. The area included the present day countries of the Balkan Peninsula and Syria, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt and the eastern part of Libya.
The eastern division of the later Roman empire, dating from the foundation of Constantinople in 330 until its capture by the Ottomans in 1453.
The Byzantine Empire (native Greek name: - Basileia tÅn RÅmaiÅn) is the term conventionally used since the 19th century to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire of the Middle Ages, centered around its capital of Constantinople. In certain specific contexts, usually referring to the time before the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it is also often referred to as the Eastern Roman Empire. During much of its history it was known to many of its Western contemporaries as the Empire of the Greeks because of the dominance of Greek language, culture and populationByzantium and the Magyars, Gyula Moravcsik, Samuel R.