Byzantine Empire

An embattled emperor offered guidance to his successors in the shape of a ‘mirror for princes’.

The changing shape of the slave trade in the medieval Mediterranean.

The Byzantine Empire's ban on the veneration of icons died with its last iconoclast emperor on January 20th, 842.

Russian hooligans at a football match might be a relative novelty, but there is nothing new under the sun.

The Byzantine emperor died on November 14th 565.

In drawing parallels with international events of the 1980s and 1990s, Michael Antonucci’s article from 1993 neglected the ideology that underpinned Byzantine diplomacy.

Liz James celebrates the Eastern Empire’s artistic heritage and its pivotal role in shaping Europe and the Islamic world of the Middle Ages.

The Renaissance in Italy, writes Alan Haynes, was enhanced by the arrival of scholars from Byzantium towards the end of the fourteenth century.

Towards the end of the twelfth century, writes Jim Bradbury, Greek Fire, which the Byzantines had long used, was first employed in Western Europe.

Nicolas Cheetham describes how the Fourth Crusaders captured Byzantium in 1204 and French noblemen created feudal principalities in Southern Greece.