Beyond Constantinople: Life In the Byzantine Empire

By our standards, living in antiquity was full of hardships regardless of where you look. In its almost 1000 years some periods were significantly better than others, but the Byzantine Empire generally wasn’t an exception. Onto the expected problems, some peculiar ones were added by the Byzantine church. While the latter did not reach the dark totalitarianism of its western counterpart, it also didn’t manage to abstain from adding struggle to the people’s lives. The reality of the average...

Beyond Constantinople: Life In the Byzantine Empire

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