Shared January 31, 2020
What do you do when life takes away half of your empire? Well, if you're the Medieval Byzantines, you make comprehensive structural reforms to better manage a changing geopolitical landscape — And then you make an absolute crapload of mosaics.
Byzantines, Part 1: https://youtu.be/7LZbSbatwSg
Sources & Further Reading: John Julius Norwich's "Byzantium: The Apogee"
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FURTHER SOURCES: "A Short History of Byzantium" by John Julius Norwich.
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