the Byzantine Empire to Siege of Constantinople
citizens of Constantinople and the rest of the people in the Eastern Roman Empire were strongly Romans and CHristanity, even though most of them spike only Greek and not Latin. the western half of thre Romen Empire crumbled and fell in the 476. they main they had going when it came to economics was there tradition of rich art, literature, and learning. the Byzantine Empire fanially fell in 1453 after an Ottoman army stormed in Constantinople during the reign of Constantine XI. The eastern emperors were able to exert more control over the empire’s economic resources and more effectively muster sufficient manpower to combat invasion. As a result of these advantages, the Eastern Roman Empire–variously known as the Byzantine Empire or Byzantium–was able to survive for centuries after the fall of Rome.in 367 Emporer Valentine I once again divided the empire into the weastern and the eastern. He took power over the weastern part and his brother Valens in the eastern. In the west, constant attacks from German invaders such as the Visigoths broke the struggling empire down piece by piece until Italy was the only territory left under Roman control. In 476, the barbarian Odoacer overthrew the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustus, and Rome had fallen. Byzantium was ruled by Roman law and Roman political institutions.
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