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Chances for resurrection of the Roman empire

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    Posted: 28-Oct-2009 at 12:32
Originally posted by Komnenos

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It's eastern opponents, Persians, Arabs, Turks etc. agreed with that, and when Mehmet II finally conquered Constantinople he saw himself as the rightful heir of the Romans.


If my memory is correct, he is even reported to have taken the title Kaiser / Caesar / Tsar, etc.!

Again there exists a rather good question, at least from my point of view, as to why his former capital was Adrianople? Just why was he nestled against the North or Western / European side of the Byzantine Empire? If so, the Byzantium was conquered by Europeans rather than Asians! And you thought you knew the history of Asia Minor? and the Byzantine Empire? Heck, he had to come from the very same direction as did Phillip and Alexander!

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Originally posted by Kr�l Jegomo��

But there was so many chances - during the regin of Charlemagne, or Byzantine emperor Justinian... ?


At the time of Charlemagne, the infrastructure and general economic and technological state, not to mention the societal order of Western Europe was such that its empire had expanded to the utter limits which could have been achieved by military force alone.

As for the failed attempt of Justinian four events, each of world historic dimensions, were to counteract his efforts:

1. the first certain emergence of the plague
2. the Slavic migration to the Balkans
3. the constant warfare with Iran, probably the longest rivalry in history (1st c. BC to 7th c. AD)
4. the rise of Islam

Actually, given the odds, it speaks volumes for the resilience of the Byzantine state that it still hung on for almost a millenium.

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  Quote DreamWeaver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jun-2010 at 04:35
Any resurretion of the Roman Empire, would be an entirely different entity, not the Roman Empire itself. 
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