Tag «Byzantine»

Constantine Prefigured in the Old Testament

Constantine Prefigured in the Old Testament

According to Wikipedia, Typology in Christian theology and biblical exegesis is a doctrine or theory concerning the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament. Typology is very useful for grasping truths about the Catholic Faith, because it is both at the same time simple and profound. Through typology, people, place and events from …

Khazars: History of the Jewish Turkic Nomads

Khazars: History of the Jewish Turkic Nomads

In his book on ceremonial protocol at the Byzantine court, Emperor Constantine VII stated that letters to such exalted figures as the Pope and Frankish Emperor ought to bear a seal worth two gold coins in value. However, it seems that these recipients were not the greatest priority to the early middle-age world of the …

The Fall of Constantinople

The Fall of Constantinople

The year is 1453, and the Byzantine Empire, the very last figment of Rome’s long-faded glory, is itself in its death throes. Having continued the legacy of Roman rule for almost fifteen hundred years, the Byzantine empire was once a superpower, but centuries of constant warfare and a schism between east and west in the …

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East

In the 14th century a muslim historian named Ibn Khaldun wrote about the ancient empires and how the first civilizations emerged along Major Rivers. The Huang Ho Valley in China, Indus River in Pakistan and more famously the Nile River in Egypt. The Historian wrote how these rivers allowed easy access to trade and commerce …

History Summarized: The Ottoman Empire

History Summarized: The Ottoman Empire

uh yes the Ottoman Empire a land of proud history unique furniture and criminally underappreciated Assassin’s Creed sequels between its rise in the 1300s and its dissolution after the first world war the Ottomans have been around for a good long while and they spanned a lot of the Mediterranean in the interim early modern …