The Manliness of War in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “The Soldier’s Life: Early Byzantine Masculinity and the Manliness of War“, by Michael Ed. Stewart, 2016. Continue reading “The Manliness of War in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire”

‘Divine Providence’ saves the Eastern part of the Roman Empire (408-518 A.D.) – Pulcheria becomes the first woman Empress – Successful reconstruction of the Roman military forces

Arcadius died in A.D. 408, at the early age of thirty-one; his imperious consort had preceded him to the grave, and the empire of the East was left to Theodosius II., a child of seven years, their only son. Continue reading “‘Divine Providence’ saves the Eastern part of the Roman Empire (408-518 A.D.) – Pulcheria becomes the first woman Empress – Successful reconstruction of the Roman military forces”

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