Definitions for "Byzantine Empire"
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