Is the evaluation of the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire as anti-innovative correct?

It is often said that Byzantium and the Byzantines were negative, if not inimical and hostile, to innovation. Continue reading “Is the evaluation of the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire as anti-innovative correct?”

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‘Greek Fire’; the secret, effective and terrifying weapon of the Eastern Roman Empire (‘Byzantium’)

Greek fire” was a flaming mixture fired from the ships of the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire  from the 7th century. The fire would cling to flesh and was impossible to extinguish with water. It was one of the most terrifying weapons ever made. Continue reading “‘Greek Fire’; the secret, effective and terrifying weapon of the Eastern Roman Empire (‘Byzantium’)”

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