Russia's eastern empire
has had perhaps the most glorious run of all in the empire boom; and this, too, is a departure from how things were 20 years ago.
The Eastern Empire
survived the Germanic migrations.
The eastern empire
never possessed the strategic depth of its western counterpart.
Were these events only important for the eastern empire
, and had they taken place after the collapse in the west, this might make sense.
It would have given him an even stronger form of propaganda to use against the Eastern Empire
and potential Muslim invaders.
Kitchener wanted to seize the Arabic-speaking parts of the Ottoman empire for the British, thereby creating a Middle Eastern empire
to link and rival their empire in India.
Edward Gibbon's unsurpassed History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire takes account of this long history of the eastern empire
, even though he did not think much of its last nine centuries.
Final destruction was at the end of the fourth century, when Egypt had become part of the Eastern Empire
ruled by Orthodox emperors in Constantinople who were increasingly hostile to Classical pagan culture.
In about 100 days, the Japanese had overrun most of Britain's Far Eastern empire
including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaya and were now poised to clear the British out of Burma, advancing to the very gates of India itself.
Because the division between East and West roughly fit the dividing line in the Roman Empire between Greek and Latin cultures, the Eastern Empire
on its own soon shed its Latin veneer, became a mainly Greek state, grew overwhelmingly Christian, and long outlived the Western Empire.
The attempt to disinherit the Eastern Empire
from its Roman roots did not begin with Gibbon, or even with Wolf.
A moment's reflection should remind us that literature and learning were preserved not only in the Irish monasteries but also among the Moors and in various cities in the Eastern empire
and elsewhere around the imperial periphery.
So the Eastern empire
was under attack at the time.
With opulent ceremony, Antony proclaimed his plan for the future of the Eastern Empire
The work is divided into three periods and covers a total of thirteen centuries: from the rule of Trajan and the Antonines to the decay of the Western Empire; from the era of Justinian in the Eastern Empire
to the founding of the Holy Roman Empire in the west under Charlemagne; and from the restoration of the Western Empire to the capture of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453.