Byzantine Empire

  • 527


    re-established empire in the mediterranean sea.
    sailed into North Africa and then quickly moved into Italy and defeated the Ostrogoths.
  • Apr 1, 1081

    Alexius I

    After asking for help, the Byzantines became doubtful. Alexius I, and his daughter, Anna Comnena (who was also the Byzantines' only female historian), were fearful that the western crusading armies, which would have to go through Byzantine lands to reach their objective, might prove harmful to the Byzantine Empire.
  • Macedonians

    The empire was expanded to include Bulgaria in the Balkans, the islands of Crete and Cyprus, and Syria. By 1025, the Byzantine Empire was the largest it had been since the seventh century.