Posts about Byzantine Empire
I've been listening to the History of Rome podcast and I've got about ten episodes left. I'd like to start another history podcast afterwards and I'm not sure what to choose. I know there's one about the Byzantine Empire that I'm considering as a natural continuation, but I realized I know almost nothing about it. My general history education in the US didn't really discuss it like Rome. And there is almost no popular media about it or any general consciousness of its history or major political figures (Julius Caesar is probably at least as well known as Napoleon or Hitler, but I doubt many could name a single Byzantine ruler).
Why is that? The Byzantine Empire lasted longer and is much more recent. And according to cursory Wikipedia reading it seems the European Renaissance owes much to it. Do non-american or non-western cultures have more awareness in the general public?
'Restore Byzantine Empire' decision is desperately needed, especially if dissolution factions are consistently a thing. 150 required counties is crazy
Hello everyone, I was born in a culturally Catholic country (I am Chilean) and identified myself as a Catholic until I was 16 when I changed my perspectives for the Protestant world, at 20 I was asked as a Gnostic and now with 22 I feel agnostic and without a clear religious direction.
I have always admired the Roman Empire but I am totally captivated by its Byzantine Christian phase. I love to read stories about their emperors (my favorites are Basil II, constantine I and Zoe), their battles (victories and failures), their governmental and institutional organization (cesaropapism and the symphony church and state) but I am ultimately interested in their religion and culture
I have reconsidered returning to Catholicism but it feels so modern and rationalist instead in orthodoxy I see more spirituality and maintenance of Christian traditions. would it be very intricacy if my interest in the orthodox church was the byzantine empire? I want to believe in God again and be close to Christ because without Him I feel alone and empty
Sorry if my English is bad, I'm using translator, Greetings!