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 **Part I- The Komnenoi 1057-1212**\\ **Part I- The Komnenoi 1057-1212**\\
 [[http://​enttas.webs.com/​IE-rhomania-1057-v2.1.png|The Roman Empire in 1057 (by Ares96)]]\\ [[http://​enttas.webs.com/​IE-rhomania-1057-v2.1.png|The Roman Empire in 1057 (by Ares96)]]\\
-Chapter 1: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5185029&​postcount=3|The Pretender]] (1057-1063)\\+Chapter 1: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5185029|The Pretender]] (1057-1063)\\
 In which Isaac Komnenos takes the throne, the Petchenegs cause trouble, and the Anatolian aristocracy goes out on manoeuvres.\\ In which Isaac Komnenos takes the throne, the Petchenegs cause trouble, and the Anatolian aristocracy goes out on manoeuvres.\\
-Chapter 2: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5219170&​postcount=57|Taming the Beast]] (1063-1075)\\+Chapter 2: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5219170|Taming the Beast]] (1063-1075)\\
 In which Isaac'​s troubles come to a head at Claudiopolis in Bithynia, Michael Psellos and the Doukai consolidate themselves, and the Normans and Turks continue to prove a nuisance.\\ In which Isaac'​s troubles come to a head at Claudiopolis in Bithynia, Michael Psellos and the Doukai consolidate themselves, and the Normans and Turks continue to prove a nuisance.\\
-Chapter 3: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5262538&​postcount=115|Education for an Emperor]] (1075-1082)\\+Chapter 3: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5262538|Education for an Emperor]] (1075-1082)\\
 Psellos and Alexios are drawn more and more to the West, and the Norman threat becomes even more formidable.\\ Psellos and Alexios are drawn more and more to the West, and the Norman threat becomes even more formidable.\\
-Chapter 4: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5340047&​postcount=161|Heart and Soul]] (1082-1092)\\+Chapter 4: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5340047|Heart and Soul]] (1082-1092)\\
 The tide begins to turn in the Empire'​s favour in Italy, but back in Constantinople,​ the Imperial family are beginning to turn on one another.\\ The tide begins to turn in the Empire'​s favour in Italy, but back in Constantinople,​ the Imperial family are beginning to turn on one another.\\
-Chapter 5: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5387727&​postcount=187|The Weight of Empire]] (1082-1100)\\+Chapter 5: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5387727|The Weight of Empire]] (1082-1100)\\
 Empires clash - and personal tragedy looms.\\ Empires clash - and personal tragedy looms.\\
-Chapter 6: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5546491&​postcount=273|The Triumph of Alexios Komnenos]] (1100-1117)\\+Chapter 6: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5546491|The Triumph of Alexios Komnenos]] (1100-1117)\\
 Courtiers and generals plot and manoeuvre for advantage, as Alexios heads East to consolidate his authority. Meanwhile, a new alliance is formed in the City.\\ Courtiers and generals plot and manoeuvre for advantage, as Alexios heads East to consolidate his authority. Meanwhile, a new alliance is formed in the City.\\
 [[http://​enttas.webs.com/​IE-levant-1111-0.2.png|The Turkish Successor States, circa 1111 (by Ares96)]] \\ [[http://​enttas.webs.com/​IE-levant-1111-0.2.png|The Turkish Successor States, circa 1111 (by Ares96)]] \\
-Chapter 7: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=5810678&​postcount=341|The Dragon Emperor]] (1117-1122)\\+Chapter 7: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5810678|The Dragon Emperor]] (1117-1122)\\
 Isaac Komnenos the Younger finally gains the throne, but the House of Komnenos itself seems ready to split apart. Jordan discovers his true potential and Basilios attempts to save the peasantry.\\ ​ Isaac Komnenos the Younger finally gains the throne, but the House of Komnenos itself seems ready to split apart. Jordan discovers his true potential and Basilios attempts to save the peasantry.\\ ​
-Chapter 8: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showthread.php?​p=5999289#​post5999289|Pinnacle]] (1122-1152)\\+Chapter 8: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-5999289|Pinnacle]] (1122-1152)\\
 Isaac'​s son Manuel becomes Emperor, and the House of Komnenos reaches the height of its power, epitomised by the birth of the Uniate Church.\\ Isaac'​s son Manuel becomes Emperor, and the House of Komnenos reaches the height of its power, epitomised by the birth of the Uniate Church.\\
-Appendix A: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=6341617&​postcount=444|A Brief History of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom 1066-1149.]]\\ ​+Appendix A: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6341617|A Brief History of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom 1066-1149.]]\\ ​
 Chapter 9: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=216551&​page=23|Out with the Old]] (1152-1156) Chapter 9: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/​showthread.php?​t=216551&​page=23|Out with the Old]] (1152-1156)
 Manuel is succeeded by his son John II, who is immediately forced to confront the loss of the great eunuch diplomat Basilios. Out in the provinces, Jordan of Aversa finds himself under threat from new foes, both within the Empire and without.\\ ​ Manuel is succeeded by his son John II, who is immediately forced to confront the loss of the great eunuch diplomat Basilios. Out in the provinces, Jordan of Aversa finds himself under threat from new foes, both within the Empire and without.\\ ​
-Chapter 10: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=6681613&​postcount=489|The Ladies'​ War]] (1156-1162)\\+Chapter 10: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6681613|The Ladies'​ War]] (1156-1162)\\
 The death of the Emperor John's father-in-law,​ Andrew II of Hungary, opens up new opportunities on the Empire'​s northern frontier. Meanwhile, the Empress Theodora unexpectedly delivers a son, named Alexander. \\ The death of the Emperor John's father-in-law,​ Andrew II of Hungary, opens up new opportunities on the Empire'​s northern frontier. Meanwhile, the Empress Theodora unexpectedly delivers a son, named Alexander. \\
-Appendix B: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7465194&​postcount=629|A Brief History of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom 1142-1190.]]\\  +Appendix B: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7465194|A Brief History of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom 1142-1190.]]\\  
-Chapter 11: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=6939386&​postcount=521|Sultan and Emperor]] (1162-1180)\\+Chapter 11: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6939386|Sultan and Emperor]] (1162-1180)\\
 A small civil war amongst the Turkish Salghurids leads to the rise of Kurboga of Egypt, a formidable new foe for the Empire. Accompanied by the young generals David Bringas and ibn Yusuf, John goes to war, but with heavy consequences.\\ A small civil war amongst the Turkish Salghurids leads to the rise of Kurboga of Egypt, a formidable new foe for the Empire. Accompanied by the young generals David Bringas and ibn Yusuf, John goes to war, but with heavy consequences.\\
-Chapter 12: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7016152&​postcount=545|Filling the Vacuum]] (1180-1185)\\+Chapter 12: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7016152|Filling the Vacuum]] (1180-1185)\\
 The death of John II is marked by constant struggles for power in Constantinople between his inadequate successors, while on the fringes, ambitious generals plot to replace the Komnenoi with their own dynasties.\\ The death of John II is marked by constant struggles for power in Constantinople between his inadequate successors, while on the fringes, ambitious generals plot to replace the Komnenoi with their own dynasties.\\
-Chapter 13: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7438427&​postcount=595|Eirene Nafpliotissa]] (1185-1187)\\+Chapter 13: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7438427|Eirene Nafpliotissa]] (1185-1187)\\
 In the aftermath of Eirene Nafpliotissa'​s emergence as //Augusta// new conflicts burst into life, as her enemies within the Empire and without test the power of a so-far untested Empress.\\ In the aftermath of Eirene Nafpliotissa'​s emergence as //Augusta// new conflicts burst into life, as her enemies within the Empire and without test the power of a so-far untested Empress.\\
-Chapter 14: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7766955&​postcount=658|The Favour of our God]] (1187-1212)\\+Chapter 14: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7766955|The Favour of our God]] (1187-1212)\\
 The Empress Eirene has consolidated her power and defeated all of her internal enemies, but resentment remains, with the Empire determined to rid itself of her. As the Empire begins to collapse inward, an old general finally begins a revolt that will have far-reaching consequences.\\ The Empress Eirene has consolidated her power and defeated all of her internal enemies, but resentment remains, with the Empire determined to rid itself of her. As the Empire begins to collapse inward, an old general finally begins a revolt that will have far-reaching consequences.\\
-Chapter 15: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7802347&​postcount=691|The Calm Between Storms]] (1212-1229)\\+Chapter 15: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7802347|The Calm Between Storms]] (1212-1229)\\
 Within Eirene and the Komnenid dynasty deposed, a new Emperor, George the Italian, rules in Constantinople,​ and begins to put right the errors of the past reign. Rhomania enjoys peace and prosperity, and a cast of new characters emerge to bring in the thirteenth century.\\ ​ Within Eirene and the Komnenid dynasty deposed, a new Emperor, George the Italian, rules in Constantinople,​ and begins to put right the errors of the past reign. Rhomania enjoys peace and prosperity, and a cast of new characters emerge to bring in the thirteenth century.\\ ​
-Chapter 16: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7938852&​postcount=724|The Khan and the Queen]] (1221-1229)\\+Chapter 16: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7938852|The Khan and the Queen]] (1221-1229)\\
 To the East of the Empire, a civil war in Seljuk Iran lets in a terrifying new threat from the distant East: the savage, sky-worshipping Jurchens. \\ To the East of the Empire, a civil war in Seljuk Iran lets in a terrifying new threat from the distant East: the savage, sky-worshipping Jurchens. \\
-Chapter 17: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8149284&​postcount=762|Flame and Saltwater]] (1229-1232)\\+Chapter 17: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8149284|Flame and Saltwater]] (1229-1232)\\
 Years of Roman, Turkish and now Jurchen squabbling over Armenia result in a savage Jurchen invasion of the Empire. As city after city falls to the hordes from the East, George the Italian is forced to watch his achievements crumble, and a terrifying new foe reach the very gates of Constantinople.\\ ​ Years of Roman, Turkish and now Jurchen squabbling over Armenia result in a savage Jurchen invasion of the Empire. As city after city falls to the hordes from the East, George the Italian is forced to watch his achievements crumble, and a terrifying new foe reach the very gates of Constantinople.\\ ​
-Chapter 18: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8472112&​postcount=801|The Search for Stability]] (1232-1246)\\+Chapter 18: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8472112|The Search for Stability]] (1232-1246)\\
 As Emperors rise and fall, the Empire adapts itself to a new existence as a drastically shrunken power - but an unexpected saviour is waiting in the wings.\\ As Emperors rise and fall, the Empire adapts itself to a new existence as a drastically shrunken power - but an unexpected saviour is waiting in the wings.\\
-Chapter 19: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=9007720&​postcount=866|Demetrios the Regent]] (1246-1274)\\+Chapter 19: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-9007720|Demetrios the Regent]] (1246-1274)\\
 Supported by the Jurchens, the lowborn Demetrios takes power as Regent over the child-Emperor Constantine X, and initiates a series of reforms that prepare the Empire to face the future. Elsewhere, however, Jurchen power only continues to grow.\\ Supported by the Jurchens, the lowborn Demetrios takes power as Regent over the child-Emperor Constantine X, and initiates a series of reforms that prepare the Empire to face the future. Elsewhere, however, Jurchen power only continues to grow.\\
-Chapter 20: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=9037714&​postcount=888|Ākǔttǎ Khan]] (1274-1281)\\+Chapter 20: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-9037714|Ākǔttǎ Khan]] (1274-1281)\\
 A glorious new leader emerges within the Jurchen Khanate, and a centuries-old dynasty finally collapses.\\ A glorious new leader emerges within the Jurchen Khanate, and a centuries-old dynasty finally collapses.\\
-Chapter 21: [[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=9150703&​postcount=916|The Storm Breaks]] (1281)\\+Chapter 21: [[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-9150703|The Storm Breaks]] (1281)\\
 The Empire faces its most dangerous threat in centuries as two vast Jurchen armies converge on a Constantinople riven by weakness and factionalism,​ its armies scattered and beaten. Only God can save the Roman people now.\\ The Empire faces its most dangerous threat in centuries as two vast Jurchen armies converge on a Constantinople riven by weakness and factionalism,​ its armies scattered and beaten. Only God can save the Roman people now.\\
  
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