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Eastern Empire

Eastern Roman Empire

noun
1.
the eastern part of the Roman Empire, especially after the division in a.d. 395, having its capital at Constantinople: survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire in a.d. 476.
Also called Eastern Empire.
Compare Byzantine Empire.
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  • The estrangement between the Eastern Empire and the West became more pronounced.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • But the Eastern Empire stood, and Constantinople was its capital.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • This rectangular planning remained long in use in the Eastern Empire.

    Ancient Town-Planning F. Haverfield
  • Such was the progress of civilisation in the Eastern Empire.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
  • This is the true period of the decline and fall of the Eastern Empire.

  • He was summoned by imperial authority to the capital of the Eastern Empire.

  • They were held by the latter, for some time afterwards, in the name of the Eastern Empire.

    A History of Germany Bayard Taylor
  • The Eastern Empire having bought a peace by paying him a yearly tribute, he fell with a mighty army upon the western provinces.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • There was no dispute as to the person to whom the task of restoring the Eastern Empire rightfully belonged.

  • Such a people could offer no resistance to the steadily-increasing tyranny of the Eastern Empire.

    Hypatia Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for Eastern Empire

Eastern Roman Empire

noun
1.
the eastern of the two empires created by the division of the Roman Empire in 395 ad See also Byzantine Empire
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