The rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire - Leonora Neville

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    Most history books will tell you that the Roman Empire fell in the fifth century CE, but this would’ve come as a surprise to the millions who lived in the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages. This Medieval Roman Empire, today called the Byzantine Empire, began when Constantine, the first Christian emperor, moved Rome's capital. Leonora Neville details the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire.
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Комментарии • 2 859

  • PmanScout
    PmanScout 4 часа назад

    Never go full Dandolo.

  • Karl
    Karl 19 часов назад

    I wished the byzantine empire would not have fallen. They would have checked muslim expansion and kept christian traditions and values in modern day turkey and protected antioch which was the major christian site.

  • Jorge W
    Jorge W День назад

    2:00 esse fundo ficou parecendo a bandeira do Brasil kkkk

  • ArkhamInmateE32b
    ArkhamInmateE32b День назад

    4:08 Early 21st century, you say? Was that a mistake? Because that’s now. And if they didn’t stop until now, then why did they stop at all? What was the big change that suddenly ended it, and how do you know there aren’t lots of people still doing it this very day?

  • Doctor khan
    Doctor khan 3 дня назад

    Istanbul is a wonderful name for the city.

  • FaZe Blizz Gorgioski
    FaZe Blizz Gorgioski 3 дня назад

    Can you do falling of Macedonian empire

  • Jorge Gonzalez Cerezo
    Jorge Gonzalez Cerezo 3 дня назад

    This is a super interesting empire

  • ISLAM is Satan's masterpiece - est satanique

    As a catholic i am very sorry for Constantinople...

  • Tzar Simeon
    Tzar Simeon 9 дней назад

    I miss this empire a lot, but still they shouldn't mess with me...

  • George Zhou
    George Zhou 10 дней назад

    The French. Destroyer of arts

  • Camryn Fry
    Camryn Fry 10 дней назад

    Someone summarize this for me... I’ll love u forever

  • Давид Папич
    Давид Папич 10 дней назад

    Really nice video, but you didn't mentioun the countless battles between Byzantine and Bulgaria 😉😂

  • Niko Siderakis
    Niko Siderakis 11 дней назад

    Is Tin Poli (Istanbul), Constantinople by Nicholas Siderakis

    Place your ear perpendicularly on Constantinople's wall
    Hear the echoes?
    If not listen intensely
    Is tin poli (Istanbul)
    Echoes originating from the heart of the city
    Be wary
    For barbarians hover at her gates

    Her triple skin unable to bear the siege
    Her walls breached
    Agia Sophia reached
    Holy Wisdom's flame forever extinguished

    Tears trickling down from candles
    White marble stained red
    Parishioners massacred
    Constantine heroically falls on the ramparts

    His soul escapes from the walls of the city
    But his body petrified within them
    One day to return and recapture Constantinople
    For the greater glory of Byzantium

  • denasdumbass
    denasdumbass 11 дней назад

    im no longer in any history (seniors have econ & govt) and i know all of this already, but im a history geek and the visuals are great SO WHY NOT

  • Danko
    Danko 12 дней назад


  • TheFloodDude
    TheFloodDude 13 дней назад

    “Create extra villagers”
    “Cease creating extra villagers “

  • Sina Zarin
    Sina Zarin 14 дней назад +1

    By this day, no one in iran call eastern roman empire as Byzantine. We either call it rûm or rûm e sharghi (eastern rome).

    • Sina Zarin
      Sina Zarin 12 дней назад +1

      +Jizldiedizl B in any case, truth is known to their rivals.

    • Jizldiedizl B
      Jizldiedizl B 12 дней назад +1

      that's because many nationalist greeks and hellenophile people claim, that the "byzantine" empire (which never existed) was their accomplishment while everybody knows that it was just the eastern half of the roman empire. The Roman empire was made by italic people from the italian peninsula. They invaded greece and united it under an empire while greeks themselves were busy killing each other (as always).

    DARTH SIDIOUS 15 дней назад

    Really enjoyable, thanks! One point - after the recapture of the city by the Byzantines in 1261, there was a Palaiologan Renaissance. Byzantium continued on for almost another two hundred years until the Ottomans brought an end to it in 1453. The Fourth Crusade (1202-1204) was damaging, yes, but was not the same as the death blow dealt by the Ottomans. It’s all too easy to promote criticism of past Christian powers and to avoid criticism of past Islamic powers in these days of political correctness.

  • Vasilacky
    Vasilacky 17 дней назад

    King of Kings, Ruler of Rulers!

  • VC YT
    VC YT 18 дней назад

    Its hardly Roman if Rome ain't even in it !

    • Jizldiedizl B
      Jizldiedizl B 12 дней назад

      +VC YT Well Constantinople was the official 2nd rome so ..

    • VC YT
      VC YT 12 дней назад

      +Alban JashAri , not possible as Rome can only be Rome. Roman is derived from it. An the roads were soon closed by huns etc.

  • md saad
    md saad 19 дней назад +1

    Feeling sorry for Alexios Angelos

  • Love Letter
    Love Letter 19 дней назад

    Byzantium never fell it was just relocated to Russia

    TOKYO GODZILLA 20 дней назад

    Ave Roma

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler 21 день назад

    is is that what the Legend of Zelda breath of the wild towers are based off of?

  • Elazığlı bir Gaggos
    Elazığlı bir Gaggos 21 день назад

    Muahauahha cryyyyyyyyy byzantuim

  • Bullet Time
    Bullet Time 21 день назад +1

    Assassin's Creed Revelations

    DG THE YT KING 24 дня назад

    Great animation but you forgot to mention that Arabs and then Seljuks were first to weaken Byzantine empire.

  • Bearlogg
    Bearlogg 24 дня назад

    Well thank you religion.

  • 方翊
    方翊 25 дней назад +1

    Western Roman Empire was destroyed by barbarians came from the east; Eastern Roman Empire was destroyed by barbarians came from the west.
    O, how terrible these barbarians were. They would sack everywhere.

  • killallendings
    killallendings 25 дней назад

    Wtf I Love ISLAM now!

  • Mrityunjoy Ghosh
    Mrityunjoy Ghosh 25 дней назад

    I agree with dennis andrew. The space was open, so the turks took control over it. Simple. Nothing to argue about

  • Theodor Kelevra Gian
    Theodor Kelevra Gian 26 дней назад

    Check your facts. Many are wrong

  • SCP Foundation
    SCP Foundation 26 дней назад

    I feel like moving the capital to Constantinople is not a great Idea.

  • Greg Pentecost
    Greg Pentecost 27 дней назад +1

    Makes sense why the Renaissance happened... As people left the Eastern Roman Empire, now run by the moslems, and went to Europe, there became a European Age of Enlightenment!

  • BigBadSeed
    BigBadSeed 27 дней назад

    I would have included at least some mention of Irene of Athens and the concept of “translatio imperii.”

  • Steel Wolf
    Steel Wolf 27 дней назад

    Idk fully but ı thought great seljuk state took over the Byzantine with 3 great wars malazgirt war
    miryokefalon war and the kösedağ war. Can somebody please answer me :(

  • Dawcho Lepcha
    Dawcho Lepcha 28 дней назад

    The story of tesla please

  • shrekt1000
    shrekt1000 29 дней назад

    Hayyyah! Sophia! Wtf's Aghia (ayia). Also get your pronunciation of names right. This is the real Greek Culture right here.

  • Principal of the thing
    Principal of the thing 29 дней назад

    This one video has much as funny animations than other ted ed videos

  • John Wright
    John Wright Месяц назад

    So which was it? They were blacks or whites? Why is there evidence for both?

  • Gurkhani
    Gurkhani Месяц назад

    Constantinople wasn’t renamed until the fall of the Ottoman Empire

  • Jimmy Faeth
    Jimmy Faeth Месяц назад

    you did'int mention Justinian the Great and only the fall of the empire

  • Fash out
    Fash out Месяц назад

    Europe has died, Europe has risen, Europe will come agian

  • Anjelus
    Anjelus Месяц назад +1

    Constantinople is Minas Tirith in real life, down to the defensive walls and beacons. Except in real life, when Gondor called for aid, Rohan stayed home.

  • TGAgaming
    TGAgaming Месяц назад

    1453 b*tches!

  • Mohd Amirul
    Mohd Amirul Месяц назад

    Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh

  • Mehmet Gökalp BERK
    Mehmet Gökalp BERK Месяц назад

    ottoman sultan mehmed2 was very young when he captured constantinople. he looks like a man in 60s here.

  • DJ FX
    DJ FX Месяц назад

    AD not CE

  • Sem Piset
    Sem Piset Месяц назад

    are you cambodia?

  • Aaaa Bbbb
    Aaaa Bbbb Месяц назад

    God’sstan tanople

  • Aaaa Bbbb
    Aaaa Bbbb Месяц назад

    God’sstan tanople

  • Blank
    Blank Месяц назад

    RIP Roman Empire

    DEEPRA BANERJEE Месяц назад

    Actually it was Alexius 4 angelos who brought the crusaders ( who were actually going to Egypt ) to the empire to take the throne from his uncle Alexius 3 Angelos who had already decimated the empire financially though Alexius 3 tried to resist his nephew by rallying the byzantine soldiers who greatly outnumbered the crusaders but didn't fought. Thus the crusaders weakened the empire for the Turks and Balkans to later capture it.

  • Amrith Nadendla
    Amrith Nadendla Месяц назад +1

    I couldn't care less what the city is called

  • Prof. Silvio Moreira Barbosa Jr.
    Prof. Silvio Moreira Barbosa Jr. Месяц назад

    Não foram os ostrogodos que saquearam Roma?

  • Joseph Bloggs
    Joseph Bloggs Месяц назад +1

    Remove Kebab.

    • lanarakala
      lanarakala Месяц назад +1

      Joseph Bloggs Instead, kebab removes you.

  • Kenny Chan
    Kenny Chan Месяц назад

    Rise of TOmb Raider brings it here1

  • Shawn The Sheep
    Shawn The Sheep Месяц назад +2

    Constantine: I've build Constantinople in Minecraft
    Mehmet II has joined

  • Andy Zhang
    Andy Zhang Месяц назад +1

    I love this art style. I need more.

  • ActsisMMLJ CorrectlyObeyed
    ActsisMMLJ CorrectlyObeyed Месяц назад

    God haters and Pisslam are destroying what's left of Europe.

  • Rustycaddy
    Rustycaddy Месяц назад

    Russia is the modern day successor of the Byzantine Empire.

  • John Taylor
    John Taylor Месяц назад

    True Rome

  • League of Adana
    League of Adana Месяц назад +2

    *Mehmed The II. Joined The Game*

  • Mike'y Tan
    Mike'y Tan Месяц назад

    I came after Rise of Civilization game :)

  • Geen naam
    Geen naam Месяц назад

    Hahaah these greek comments. Its Istanbul not constantinople.

  • Geen naam
    Geen naam Месяц назад

    Triggerd Greeks incoming about Istanbul.

  • Dark Soul
    Dark Soul Месяц назад

    When Russia was created, it took Byzantine as a model for religion... but there are some renaissance defenders who prefer to call Byzantine the Ottoman realm than to admit that a safe Western community was living between 5 c and 12 c ...

  • Tyler Keck
    Tyler Keck Месяц назад +2

    1:16 that's not the imperial palace, that's the Hagia Sophia.

  • nefelovamon
    nefelovamon Месяц назад

    The terms "Byzantine" and "Greek" were invented by the Franks to steal the term Roman and detach Orthodox Christianity from it, in order to establish their so called "Holy Roman Empire" and have the Pope accepted as the leader of all Christians. Byzantium was a city and never gave its name to the Roman Empire, while the word Greek was used by the Francs as a demeaning term for the Romans, meaning crook and heretic.

  • The Wizard
    The Wizard Месяц назад +1

    christians destroyed Rome twice

  • Tactical Exosuit
    Tactical Exosuit Месяц назад

    Im not really a big fan of muslims and catholics. they're always on the wrong side of history. also, muhammad copied catholicism to form islam.

  • Kuhoo Not Kuhu
    Kuhoo Not Kuhu Месяц назад

    Idk why but the cartoon style reminded me of The Powerpuff Girls so much

  • Hello There
    Hello There Месяц назад

    1453 worst year of life

  • Muhammad Usman
    Muhammad Usman Месяц назад

    “A system of beacons” THE BEACONS ARE LIT ! GONDOR CALLS FOR AID!

  • innosanto
    innosanto Месяц назад

    This video should be called Byzantines or Romans?? There is not a lot about the rise and fall of the empire.

  • SaetiStrakur
    SaetiStrakur Месяц назад +1

    No mention of my man Justinian .. tragic

  • six foot three inches 240 pounds
    six foot three inches 240 pounds Месяц назад

    Bizatine? Lol

  • mane771000
    mane771000 Месяц назад

    Fun fact: Catherine the second(queen of Russia in 18th century) was planning to recreate Byzantium empire and together with France conquest ottoman empire but her death and revolution in France destroyed that idea

  • DJ ToKyO
    DJ ToKyO Месяц назад +1

    "call themselves roman till the 21st century" wuuut fr?

    • nefelovamon
      nefelovamon Месяц назад +2

      The Roman empire fell, not the Roman spirit.

  • The Troy
    The Troy Месяц назад

    Hello,you do not want to do about the Troian war or the mermaids?pls

  • ExpectTheUnexpected
    ExpectTheUnexpected Месяц назад


  • Fortnite
    Fortnite Месяц назад

    ‘’Istanbul(Constantinople)will be Conquered.The general who does it,is the best general,the troop that does it is the best troop’’
    Hadis-i Serif

  • God Himself
    God Himself Месяц назад +1

    Does a video about the Rise and Fall of The Byzantine Empire and doesn't mention Justinian...

  • Metehan Alkaya
    Metehan Alkaya Месяц назад

    Fatih was 20 years old when conquer the Constantinapole and barely not have a belly. Maybe beard too.

  • Barenulbo RottenReligions
    Barenulbo RottenReligions Месяц назад

    Awesome video, I'm from the city of Constantine, Istanbul.

  • Kostas Mponis
    Kostas Mponis Месяц назад

    Eastern Romans and later on Byzantine empire was very influenced from Greeks adopting greek customs and later on make.the.Greek the first language into the empire

  • Sao Saosson
    Sao Saosson Месяц назад

    It’s not Istanbul or Constantinople it’s Miklagård!

    • lanarakala
      lanarakala Месяц назад +1

      Harry Larsson wtf?

  • Alperen Başer
    Alperen Başer Месяц назад +2

    There is no Byzantine Empire but Eastern Roman Empire. These people called themselves Roman not Greek. My ancestors are Roman not Greek !!! Greek are not Anatolian ! Get your facts right. Term of Byzantine created by germans to take Roman title to Holy Roman Empire !

    • lanarakala
      lanarakala Месяц назад +1

      Alperen Başer Your ancestors? Alperen?

    • nefelovamon
      nefelovamon Месяц назад

      Very well said!

  • nik Bahtin
    nik Bahtin Месяц назад

    Byzantium forever

    • lanarakala
      lanarakala Месяц назад

      nik Bahtin yeah never forget, or you’ll be removed by kebab, again!

    • nik Bahtin
      nik Bahtin Месяц назад

      Byzantium still in our hearts Byzantium still in our mind
      Byzantium sasageyo
      Make Byzantium great Again
      Byzantium the Kebab
      1453 #neverforget

    • lanarakala
      lanarakala Месяц назад +1

      nik Bahtin Forever? More like until 1453..

  • nik Bahtin
    nik Bahtin Месяц назад

    1204 #neverforget

  • NUKE
    NUKE Месяц назад

    It brings tears to my eyes all the spelling errors made in this video...
    Its not Hagia Sophia. Its Ayiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiia Sophiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiia or Ayiaaaa sophiaaaa
    that's the correct way of intonating / spelling the Greeks words "Αγιά Σοφία / Αγιά Σοφιά"
    who cares right?

  • Adwans :3
    Adwans :3 Месяц назад

    Best aoe civ never dies

  • Skinnzy Kiwi
    Skinnzy Kiwi Месяц назад +1


  • the real dark lord sauron
    the real dark lord sauron Месяц назад +1

    Constantinos the great was not Christian

    • the real dark lord sauron
      the real dark lord sauron Месяц назад

      +Killer Dude he was not he never was. And actually the myth has it that he became a Christian on his deathbed but it is just it a myth

    • Killer Dude
      Killer Dude Месяц назад +2

      Yes he was

  • Insfires man!!
    Insfires man!! Месяц назад

    Interesting how hagia Sophia is pronounced in different areas, in Arabic we call it Aya sofia

  • Lepoofoster
    Lepoofoster Месяц назад

    Is ...roman empire / byzantin are true earthian empire ?

  • Togu Pasrib
    Togu Pasrib Месяц назад

    Recapture Constantinopolis, deus vult

  • jax 0901
    jax 0901 Месяц назад +1

    Leo. leo valdez

  • 3,14 OFFICIAL
    3,14 OFFICIAL Месяц назад

    Only the greek dymasties were good an true

  • 3,14 OFFICIAL
    3,14 OFFICIAL Месяц назад

    Worst empire a greek.