|The Byzantine Empire began in the 4th century AD when the Roman Emperor Constantine
decided to found a new imperial capital city at Byzantium. For over 1,100 years, the Byzantium
Empire remained the political, economic and cultural center of the Eastern Mediterranean.
This web page is an introduction to Byzantium, and modern Byzantine studies. Explore and learn
about Byzantine Constantinople, how Byzantines viewed the world, and discover some
interesting websites and books that describe various aspects of life in Byzantium.
|December 29, 2008