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  1. KingOnTheEdge

    DBAHC: Make The Bishop of Rome A Political Figure

    OTL, after the fall of Rome in 476, while the Goths had the northern portion, the Patriarch of Rome quickly contacted the Eastern roman empire and asked for their protection. While they were there they also took southern italy, just in case. However, this ended any ideas that the spiritual...
  2. JustinianTheGrand

    DBWI: What if the Roman Empire fell?

    The Roman Empire is undeniably the most powerful nation in the Mediterranean, controlling Anatolia, Italy, The Balkan Peninsula, Egypt, and the rest of North Africa. However there was one moment in history when the empire seemed on the verge of losing everything, Islam had risen in Arabia and...
  3. Basileus_Komnenos

    The House of Komnenos, Like a Phoenix From the Ashes: An Eastern Roman Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Hi everyone, this is my first attempt at a historical timeline. I've always been a history buff with a passion for Classical Roman and later Eastern Roman history. I've always wanted to explore the possibilities of a more successful restoration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 under the House...
  4. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Justinian Focuses on Italian Reintegration

    Justinian and Bellesarius(?) Are famous for reconquering vast swathes of the old empire, namely italy and north africa, but it bankrupted the empire to do and left them open to Persian and Islamic rushes in relatively short succession. What if instead, Justinian conquered italy (tbh bringing...
  5. GauchoBadger

    WI: Successful Bulgarian uprising of Peter Delyan?

    Peter Delyan was a Bulgarian noble from Byzantine Balkans who, in 1040, claimed descent from the last Bulgarian Emperor, Samuel I, and rose up in rebellion against the central Byzantine imperial administration with local support, aiming to restore Bulgaria's independence. His revolt was the only...
  6. How would a surviving ERE affect the Middle East up to modern day?

    This could go in either pre-1900 or post-1900 but since the POD would be before I placed it here. So, I've had a scenario the Roman Empire turns itself around after Manuel Komnenos in the 1170's, manages to reconquer Anatolia, ally with Hungary and establish suzerainty over the Levant. Due to...
  7. KingOnTheEdge

    DBAHC: Arabs Conquer Byzantium Or Persia

    Ooc: for the sake of anyone new, the DB means double-blind, meaning we ask an alternate history question from the perspective of someone in an alt-history timeline. So where we ask "what if the south won the acw," people in that tl ask "what if the union won the second revolution." The POD is an...
  8. Surviving Palaiologos

    Constantine XI the last ERE emperor died without children while he's only relative in monferrat and morea followed him soon. pod: WI Constantine had a male child and the dynasty survived through the story until the Greek Independence war, would he be re crowned king/basileous of a reborn...
  9. Sevarics

    WI: Alexios and Andronikos Komnenos, eldest sons of Emperor John II Komnenos, hadn’t died early?

    As the tin says. Alexios and Andronikos were John’s most capable sons and campaigned heavily with him. Alexios has already been crowned his co-emperor. Unfortunately first Alexios and then Andronikos died prematurely from diseases while campaigning with their father. What if their illnesses...
  10. AHD: The Caliphate, its nature and the potentiality for Rebellion, a short discussion

    This is an introduction to a discussion to a topic that I have thought about quite often as of late. To preface, the comparison made, is one that postulates the Arab conquests and Islamic invasion as both an inheritor of sorts of some aspects of those prior, both Roman, Mesopotamian, Jewish...
  11. Sevarics

    WI: Constantine Angelos successfully overthrows his cousin Isaac II Angelos in 1193?

    IOTL, Constantine Angelos was a successful military leader who led the Byzantines to a strong of important victories against the Vlachs and Bulgars. He was going to attempt to overthrow his ineffective cousin, Isaac II, but was betrayed by several of his officers on his way to Adrianople. What...
  12. Vitalis

    Byzantine identity

    So, I talked with some Greeks online about the "Romanness" of the Byzantines. Most of them deny it, claiming that there was nothing Roman about them other than their citizenship. Which isn't a suprising answer, but then one of them said that Anthony Kaldellis isn't a viable source, as he is...
  13. Whiteshore

    No 4th Crusade: How does Byzantium/Rhomania develop?

    In a scenario where either the 4th Crusade was never launched or went to Egypt as originally planned, how would the Byzantine/Rhomanian Empire develop? What are the long-term prospects of their survival without the Fourth Crusade breaking the empire's back? How long does the Angeloi rule over...
  14. JustinianTheGrand

    What if the Pope declared a Crusade against the Ottomans after the fall of Constantinople?

    Sorry wrong thread i dont know how to delete this. I'm putting another one in the proper place
  15. Whiteshore

    Impact of a stillborn Ottoman Empire

    In a scenario where the Ottoman Empire never existed (say Osman died before he could become leader of the Turkish group which became the Ottomans or his group got wiped out early on), how would Anatolia develop? Could any other Turkish beyliks have filled the role of the Ottoman Empire? Could...
  16. GauchoBadger

    WI: More successful John Kourkouas?

    John Kourkouas was a more-or-less popular but definitely underrated Byzantine nobleman and general notable for his campaigns in Armenia and northern Syria, securing the empire's eastern border and extending its influence towards the Euphrates, and even beyond. At one point, his political schemes...
  17. Impact of this Byzantine Empire surviving to the present day

    Let's say that Justinian's conquests were much more successful and the Roman empire was able to hold on to the pictured territories permanently. How powerful would this Byzantium be on the world stage? What do you see being the major cities of this empire in the modern day? How would...
  18. DBWI: The Turks conquered Byzantium?

    Hey, I just finished reading the book “A Turkish Delight”, and it made me wonder, what if the events in the book actually took happened? I know it sounds ASB, but what if one of the Turkish tribes that migrated to eastern Anatolia managed to unify the rest of them, and take over the Byzantine...
  19. AHD/AHQ: Assuming an Islam 'screw', what is the consensus on the fate of the Sassanid Empire

    This is a common theme on the site, however, I do not feel that it is well explored enough and we thus tend to not fully explore the situation and comprehend the radical changes with which Islam brought into the geopolitical scene of Afroeurasia. To begin, the POD is 629, Islam is through some...
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