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 • 2 484

  • Natalie Berry
    Natalie Berry 6 часов назад

    the thumbnail made me think of john green

  • Hayden TCEM
    Hayden TCEM 14 часов назад +1

    Byzantium, not Byzantion!

  • Elias Koiv
    Elias Koiv 19 часов назад

    Ted Ed have forgotten the battle of Manzikert.

  • Yiannis2112
    Yiannis2112 День назад

    1k years of history in 5 minutes. Difficult task.

  • Augustus Caesar
    Augustus Caesar День назад

    Roma Invicta!

  • Muhammad Bukht
    Muhammad Bukht День назад

    What about their ongoing war with the Persian empire ? The main reason of fall of both of these empires.

  • Panzerkampfwagen III Ausfhürung L

    It’s still Constantinople to me :’(

  • Jack Oliver
    Jack Oliver 5 дней назад

    a meme like if u don't agree

  • Gianis Ham Ham
    Gianis Ham Ham 9 дней назад +1

    forgot to say it was greek :D but not bad

  • Eleftherios Tarlantezos
    Eleftherios Tarlantezos 10 дней назад

    An important note: what we call today Roman law, it's actually Byzantine law, not classical Roman. The corpus of Roman laws codified for the first time in the time of Justinian I. In other words, we have to keep in mind that, speaking about Roman law, we mean the Justinian Code and other additions made by later emperors.

  • XtraCanadian
    XtraCanadian 13 дней назад

    This youtube channel is the only reason that I have an "A" in AP World History

  • Zvonimir
    Zvonimir 13 дней назад

    Rome should have stayed pagan

    G MUSIC 19 дней назад

    Constantinople was illyrian/albanian

  • ა-TV
    ა-TV 19 дней назад

    Miss you costantinopolis!
    The time when our ngbrs was Greeks...

  • Quest4Tube
    Quest4Tube 19 дней назад


  • George Sakkas
    George Sakkas 20 дней назад +1

    The Byzantine empire actually began when the Roman empire was split to east and west , the eastern empire is what we call the Byzantine

  • Ivan Petrov
    Ivan Petrov 21 день назад +1

    Never mentioned a single time the two Bulgarian empires typicall western history

  • Normie Doggy
    Normie Doggy 22 дня назад

    This will happen again in europe

  • Grokford
    Grokford 23 дня назад

    C.E.? How ridiculous.

  • Gravy
    Gravy 24 дня назад

    Wait I can't watch this I'm not Turkish

  • Alayına Yeteriz
    Alayına Yeteriz 24 дня назад

    *Fatih Sultan Mehmed

  • Chino Sator
    Chino Sator 28 дней назад

    The story of beacons at 2:48 really reminds me of THAT scene in "Return of the King."

  • Akbar Ralston
    Akbar Ralston 28 дней назад

    You skipped so much it's crazy how about the last emperor Constantine the Xl ?

  • Akbar Ralston
    Akbar Ralston 28 дней назад

    Western Roman Empire is a myth ...

  • agariokids players
    agariokids players 29 дней назад

    greece :D

  • Heather Moore
    Heather Moore Месяц назад

    Should probably note that Constantine didn't become a Christian until he was baptised on his deathbed. He was, however, the first emperor to tolerate and accept Christianity. It was his son who was the first Christian emperor

  • ChronixDash :
    ChronixDash : Месяц назад +1

    3: 30 flying at the speed of light

  • Eric J. Lyman
    Eric J. Lyman Месяц назад

    It says early 21st Century when it means early 20th Century.

  • flying panzer VII
    flying panzer VII Месяц назад


  • The Aggressive Pizza - Dopeness for Depressed Teens

    we need to remove kebab and reestablish the byzantine empire

  • Fzka_
    Fzka_ Месяц назад

    1453 The year where made my heart shining so bright 🔆

  • Alban JashAri
    Alban JashAri Месяц назад

    the ottomans were seljuk , these are the mongols and they are known as the sultanate of Rome , or the eastern Roman empire , or precisely the eastern part of the empire , and the turks are a modern invention , stop twisting with names

  • Milky Hernailana
    Milky Hernailana Месяц назад

    I want to know who animated this!

  • Sean Flores
    Sean Flores Месяц назад

    Deus vult!

  • Nikola Radulović
    Nikola Radulović Месяц назад +1

    Long live Byzantine. Long live the Greeks. Greetings from your Serbian comrade.

  • Doğukan Kılıç
    Doğukan Kılıç Месяц назад

    (Fatih) bunu herkes bilir
    Kayzer ünvanını pek bilmezler
    Romanın kayzeri yani sezar Bir roma imparatoru ünvanıdır yani osmanlı romanın devamı.

  • Bulletproof Samurai
    Bulletproof Samurai Месяц назад

    "Eastern roman empire" not byzantine empire

  • Otto Von Bismarck 1871
    Otto Von Bismarck 1871 Месяц назад

    What about Justinian

  • Obama82637
    Obama82637 Месяц назад

    This video is so subjective that he intentionally removed the muslims contributions, not surprised, racisme become fashion these days

    • iiqueen G
      iiqueen G 3 дня назад

      Obama82637 an ideology is not a race

  • LittleArmyNut
    LittleArmyNut Месяц назад

    "The Roman Times" on the newspaper lol

  • Sylvan Wu
    Sylvan Wu Месяц назад

    Seems legit.

  • tom g
    tom g Месяц назад

    Wow. They down played what the Turks did.
    (Brutal times!)

  • Zander Chen
    Zander Chen Месяц назад

    latin-speaking pagan = idumean, medieval greek speaking christian empire= jake/ben&jud , renaissance is return of idumean power

  • Christa 1228
    Christa 1228 Месяц назад

    Where was this when I was learning about the Byzantine empire? ㅠㅠ

  • Angry Kittens
    Angry Kittens Месяц назад

    The irony of the crusades is that they were the reason why Turkey is now Muslim.

  • Anh Ba
    Anh Ba Месяц назад

    0:33 can the guy even carry all that stuff?

  • datfloppynoodle
    datfloppynoodle Месяц назад


  • Claush
    Claush Месяц назад

    "The Roman Times" made me smile :)

  • DNCN_
    DNCN_ Месяц назад

    didnt mention justinian I why

  • Clive Pereira
    Clive Pereira Месяц назад

    Great video!
    I love this artstyle, brings back memories.

  • Mai
    Mai Месяц назад

    The animation is so entertaining! It makes the facts in the video even more interesting

  • John Obeid
    John Obeid Месяц назад

    One thing is for sure: the Roman Empire lasted much longer than the American Empire will last, and longer than the British, French, German, Ottoman and Italian Empires combined.

  • Giraffe Attack
    Giraffe Attack Месяц назад

    0:35 I believe you mean Istanbul not Constantinople

  • B-A-B
    B-A-B Месяц назад

    Not Constantinople. İt is İSTANBUL AND OTTOMAN CİTY

  • Willy Cabral
    Willy Cabral Месяц назад

    Personally I never accepted this byzantine history. Somehow in my latin heart I knew the truth. Thanks ted

  • Red Jackal
    Red Jackal Месяц назад

    are greek people still a byzantine today?

  • sang ha
    sang ha Месяц назад

    로마제국은 1453에 망했다 반박시 케밥

  • Mr Lincoln
    Mr Lincoln Месяц назад

    So basically were the amish back then

  • Augustus Caeser
    Augustus Caeser Месяц назад

    I like to see that my culture has still lived on, thanks to my Byzantine cousins.

  • Satoshi
    Satoshi Месяц назад

    Cringe greek people everywhere.

    • iiqueen G
      iiqueen G 3 дня назад

      Satoshi 1 month is late? Ok

    • Satoshi
      Satoshi 3 дня назад

      +iiqueen G Late commenters everywhere

    • iiqueen G
      iiqueen G 3 дня назад

      Satoshi cringe Turks are everywhere

  • Satoshi
    Satoshi Месяц назад

    2 Words. Ottoman Empire.

  • hellenictech
    hellenictech Месяц назад

    Very good video!!! Byzantines were also technologically advanced!

  • panagiotis douvris
    panagiotis douvris Месяц назад +1

    byzantine empire is a greek orthodox empire

  • William Klueg
    William Klueg 2 месяца назад

    Well technically most history books would say AD.

  • Nancy Thomas
    Nancy Thomas 2 месяца назад

    Thank you for this easy to follow video. The pacing is great for my middle school students. Crash Course goes way too fast. Great video!

  • Peter Santos
    Peter Santos 2 месяца назад

    Accept Byzantine refugees gives you -5% technology cost

  • alexandra t.
    alexandra t. 2 месяца назад

    Constantine never claimed to be christian nor has ever revealed his beliefs. He only was the first to legalize christianity.

  • Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus
    Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Iustinianus 2 месяца назад

    Just an amazing empire and a very unique one...

  • IWTD
    IWTD 2 месяца назад

    Macedonian Empire
    Roman Empire
    *Go back*
    Byzantine Empire
    Ottoman Empire
    Kingdom of Italy

  • TheLucky
    TheLucky 2 месяца назад

    This seems to put all the blame on Alexios lol

  • Nathan Ashkenazi
    Nathan Ashkenazi 2 месяца назад

    The fall of the east Roman empire is such a sad story. Especially because it happened by the hands of the savages and uneducated Ottoman Muslims. Unlike the Romans who conquered countries but brought with them advanced technology and science, the ottomans brought with their conquests nothing but primitiveness and backwardness. It is unbelievable, but there wasn't even one university to be found all across the territories of the Ottomans. As a results, east Europe sank into backwardness and primitiveness until the end of the 19 century, while western Europe flourished. The East Roman empire was the most advanced empire in Europe for hundreds of years, It had the best and most famous university in Constantinople. It all went to dust after its conquest by the most primitive "empire" that the world has ever seen: the Ottoman kabab "empire".

  • Yuki Terumi
    Yuki Terumi 2 месяца назад

    *Third Crusade:* sorry, sorry, that's our bad guys.

  • BZZBBZ Gaming
    BZZBBZ Gaming 2 месяца назад

    I would argue that the Roman Empire ended in the reign of Heraclius (610-641), as that is when the Byzantines stoped using Latin as their language of government.

  • Prakharex
    Prakharex 2 месяца назад

    Huehuehue now I can revel in my wisdom as my Cataphracts crush my foes under their cloven hooves! >:D

  • AwesomeAndrhhg ٤٩٢
    AwesomeAndrhhg ٤٩٢ 2 месяца назад

    And then the ottomans conquered lebanon and in World War 1, along with Armenians, Greeks, and Syriacs, Lebanese Christians, mostly the Maronite Catholics, were starved and mass murdered. So much so that most of them live outside Lebanon today

  • Cory Thompson
    Cory Thompson 2 месяца назад

    Aw man, how do you do a video on the Byzantine Empire and not cover Justinian and Theodora?

  • BlackDeadWatch
    BlackDeadWatch 2 месяца назад

    And you forgot about Russian siege of Constantinople

  • Żammi
    Żammi 2 месяца назад

    Peasentine Empire

  • Sto_Karfi!
    Sto_Karfi! 2 месяца назад

    Magnificent video...

  • Mackenzie Moore
    Mackenzie Moore 2 месяца назад

    um, y'all forgot about Justinian. he was the best emperor ever

  • Jade Snavely
    Jade Snavely 2 месяца назад +1

    2:01 , doing your chores XD

  • Chris Stournaras
    Chris Stournaras 2 месяца назад

    The reason the 3rd crusade happened to take over konstantinople

  • Daniel b
    Daniel b 2 месяца назад

    The fall of Washington and the western civilization in next 300 years

  • ajaywhale e
    ajaywhale e 2 месяца назад

    Everything has an begin progress and end

  • jesus garcia
    jesus garcia 2 месяца назад

    Well geez. Harsh

  • Ben Clarks
    Ben Clarks 2 месяца назад

    I still cry over 1453 and 1204... Rest In Peace Eastern Roman Empire 330-1453, especially considering it fell with the hope of restoring the glory of the Roman Empire


    Make video for THE BULGARIAN EMPIRE ❗



  • Gurami Topuria
    Gurami Topuria 2 месяца назад

    Everyone studys this in 7th grade.... right???

  • II. Wilhelm
    II. Wilhelm 2 месяца назад

    1453 1453 1453

  • those aren’t mountains, those are waves
    those aren’t mountains, those are waves 2 месяца назад

    Constantinople sounds lit.

  • SmelliestElm
    SmelliestElm 2 месяца назад

    Kinda skipped Arab Muslim aggression that rlly smashed the empire but ok

  • nikolakissGR
    nikolakissGR 2 месяца назад

    This is totally a lie. Western historians named the empire “Byzantine” because they wanted the medieval version of the Roman Empire for themselves due to the “holy Roman Empire” which has nothing in common with the ancient Roman Empire. This is why they inspired that name only after the death of the “Byzantium”

  • AG family
    AG family 2 месяца назад

    I'm in middle school and just learned about this

  • Unfunny Meme #248593872
    Unfunny Meme #248593872 2 месяца назад

    Just use BC and AD. I know you think you’re too smart enough to be Christian, but it is still the more widely accepted term.

  • False Quack
    False Quack 2 месяца назад +1

    i think the byzantine empire made a big boy oof

  • Yes Man
    Yes Man 2 месяца назад


  • Kenzie Alcala
    Kenzie Alcala 2 месяца назад

    This is great and the images were really funny but this video was actually non-boring unlike those other boring Byzantine Empire documentaries

  • Oofer Doofer
    Oofer Doofer 2 месяца назад +1

    We will take back Constantinople for Orthodoxy REEE

    • ssjdhd shhsh
      ssjdhd shhsh 20 часов назад

      Come on do you wanna greek genocide :)