the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the Western Empire in a.d. 476.
Capital: Constantinople.
the continuation of the Roman Empire in the East, esp after the deposition of the last emperor in Rome (476 ad). It was finally extinguished by the fall of Constantinople, its capital, in 1453 See also Eastern Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire [(biz-uhn-teen, biz-uhn-teyen, bizan-tin)]

Note: The word byzantine is often applied to a group of intricately connected and rigidly applied regulations or traditions, or to a complex bureaucracy that insists on formal requirements.

Note: Constantinople is called Istanbul today.


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