The Rise And Fall Of The Byzantine Empire

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First of all the Byzantine Empire was the eastern continuation of the Roman Empire after the Western Roman Empire 's fall in the fifth century. But it still had continued going from the fall of the Roman Empire until the Ottoman triumph in 1453. The Byzantine Empire at first kept up various Roman structures of organization and law and parts of Roman culture. The Byzantines called themselves "Roman". The articulation "Byzantine Empire" was not used until well after the fall of the Empire. The Byzantine Empire moved its capital from Rome to Constantinople, changed the official religion to Christianity, and changed the official tongue from Latin to Greek.
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