byzantine empire

  1. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: A 19th Century Neo-Byzantine Empire

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to devise a scenario in which Neo-Byzantine Empire is created with a pod from 1815 onwards. This state would essentially be a modern Greek state with a national identity more focused around the idea of Greeks being Romans (Rhomaoi) rather than...
  2. DBAHC: Swap the fates of the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires

    We all know what happened after the death of Muhammad. The newly Muslim Arabs spread out of Arabia, warring against both the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires. But while they completely conquered the former, the latter managed to hold on despite the beating it took. Your challenge is to have it so...
  3. WI justinian prepares for the avars

    Ok so I had seen some debates in youtube saying the avars reached the Danube and thus the Byzantine border circa 560 justinian bought them off, they pushed northwestwards into German lands say justinian for x reason from believing these where the new huns or he knows after their done they will...
  4. Thoughts on alternative history hubs new video?

    So Cody made a new video let's talk about it he says some things I agree with and some that I don't For one he doesn't state a pod he just says post Arab invasion to pre seljuk ( and he does say settled down ) so I assume 717 to 11th century said that the Turkish migrations would have made a...
  5. WI: Egypt Remains Majority Coptic

    Background Info: Before the Muslim Conquest of Egypt (639-646) by the Rashidun Caliphate, the Copts made up the majority of Egypt since the 3rd century. After the conquest took place, the Arabs settled in Egypt bringing along the religion of Islam with them. The Copts faced persecution and...
  6. AHC: Greek/Byzantine Colony in Brazil

    You're challenge is to keep the Byzantine Empire alive well into the Age of Discovery and have it colonize a part of Brazil. Where in Brazil would the Byzantine Empire colonize? What would it be called? How would culture develop there?
  7. CastilloVerde

    When did the 'Dominate' of the Eastern Roman Empire end?

    The Dominate, inaugurated by Diocletian, succeeded the Principate of Augustus following the Crisis of the Third Century. The reforms of Diocletian and his immediate successors, notably Constantine, marked major changes in the internal organization of the Empire that made the Dominate differ so...
  8. pls don't ban me

    worse defeat for ottomans at Ankara in 1402

    So, in OTL the ottomans were basically annihilated, and the sultan was captured while his sons were able to escape. What would change if Timur captures as well all the osmanoglu and thus killing the ottoman royal family? I assume that while the Anatolian region will face a long civil war for the...
  9. WI: North African Roman Empire/Southern Roman Empire

    In 395 AD, the Roman Empire split up for good due to the death of Theodosius I. It divided into the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire (a.k.a. Byzantine Empire.) What if there was another Roman Empire based in North Africa? What would it be called? What would its capital be? How...
  10. Bulgarian Sultanate

    Could Bulgaria become a sultanate between 700-850? How would Bulgaria be different from OTL? How would it affect history? (My first time here btw)
  11. Kilij Arslan I lives longer?

    Kilij Arslan I, sultan of Rum, was the first Muslim leader to face the Crusaders, being defeated by them during the First Crusade but eventually scoring a victory in 1101. He was defeated in a battle near Mosul in 1107 and drowned in a river shortly after at the age of 27. What if he hadn't...
  12. Slavs/Avars take Thessalonica in 615/617?

    While the Sasanians were running amok in Syria and Anatolia during their climatic final war against the Eastern Roman Empire, the Slavs (615) and later a combined force composed of them and the Avars (617) tried to capture Thessalonica, probably the empire's second most important city in the...
  13. ERE reconquers Egypt in 646 AD?

    Four years after the fall of Alexandria to the Arab troops led by Amr ibn al-A'as, the young emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, Constans II made an attempt to recapture the rich province of Egypt, which grew the grain that fed the population of Constantinople. The expedition, led by an officer...
  14. Eparkhos

    The Persian Dynasty of Byzantium: A TLIAW
    Threadmarks: Konstantinos VII (838-853)

    The Persian Dynasty of Byzantium Konstantinos VII Theophobos (838-853) Mikhael II had been an usurper, plain and simple. In 820 several of his friends and allies had burst into the Imperial chapel during the Christmas mass and hacked the basileus to pieces, even as he defended himself with a...
  15. Constantine V conquers Bulgaria?

    Constantine V was one of, if not the, best emperor of the Byzantine Isaurian dynasty. He was a competent administratior and, most famously, launched several campaigns against the Bulgars, but despite scoring many victories (and some defeats) and their turmoil, he failed to subjugate them. What...
  16. WI Manuel Komnenos dies at Myriokephalon?

    The Battle of Myriokephalon was the Byzantine Empire's last, unsuccessful attempt to reconquer the interior of Anatolia from the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum. However, although they lost around a quarter of their forces in the battle, it wasn't a really severe defeat for their military, who managed...
  17. That must be the 100000th thread about a plausible Byzantine wank, but I NEED to ask this...

    Okay, let's pretend that Justinian chose to not conquer the west for whatever reason that is (anti-barbarian sentiment, I don't know) and focus in the eastern border with Persia. The effects of the plague are less worse than OTL and the empire was able to survive the arabic conquests (but the...
  18. Effects of Iconoclasts "winning" in the Byzantine Empire?

    Let's say that Iconoclasm is never abandoned by the Byzantine Empire. What are the effects of this? Here's some I can think of: -The East-West Schism probably happens earlier. -Italian regions of the empire might break away. -Eastern European Christianity is largely Iconoclastic. -Byzantine...
  19. Iron_Lord

    Alternate Capitals of the Eastern Roman Empire?

    What would be some good alternate Capitals of the Eastern Roman empire? I imagine that a City controlling the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardanelles straight would do well. What do you guys think?
  20. Middle East/North Africa without 1204 Siege

    Good evening. As it says on the title what would the Middle East look like if the sacking of Constantinople in 1204 is avoided? For starters either the crusaders avoid Constantinople, and also avoid sacking Zara or at least stay on good terms with the Pope somehow. Regardless the don't get...
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