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This site operates as the companion to @CryForByzantium twitter feed.  As we move through the life and time of the Empire this is where I will provide analysis and thoughts of these events.

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Byzantine-Venetian Relations prior to the 4th Crusade

I‘ve been thinking a lot recently about several issues around the Kommenian restoration and the international politcal scene prior to the 4th crusade, particularly around Byzantine-Venetian relations.  The standard histories detail the 1054 schism, some problems during the Crusades and relative peace until the 1204 Siege of Constantinople.  If anything, there was a series of … Continue reading Byzantine-Venetian Relations prior to the 4th Crusade

A Cautionary Tale

We last wrapped with the healing of the Greek Orthodox churches from the schismatic royalist efforts in the 1930’s.  Characters like Vasilios Komvopoulos of Chaldea were nothing more than political pariah and Venizelos was swept back into power with an overwhelming majority. One could be forgiven for thinking this was headed towards a happy ending.  Royalist … Continue reading A Cautionary Tale

Immigrant Proxy Battlefield of Greek Political Rivalries

Political Rivalries Escalate in Greece Personal tensions between Prince Constantine and Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos began around military objectives of the army during the Balkan Wars. They developed into full political camps around the role of the monarchy, republicanism and with which nations to ally.  Venizelos was a British favoring liberal, while Constantine was a … Continue reading Immigrant Proxy Battlefield of Greek Political Rivalries

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