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  1. George Maniakes survives and marries Theodora Porphyrogenita

    for the many of the George Maniakes scenarios they assume and correctly that Maniakes had little patience to be a good emperor and would challenge the legitimacy of Zoe but Theodora was still influential in court could he had married her out of convince with Theodora taking care of the civilian...
  2. AHC: Rump Byzantine Empire survives to the Present

    Okay so I noticed most Byzantine Empire survival scenarios have it continue to survive as a huge empire, but I decided as a really quick AHC while I struggle with writers block on the main TL I'm working on. Your goal is this Turn the Byzantine Empire into a tiny rump state Have this tiny rump...
  3. How would Christianity be affected if Julian succeded

    Assuming Julian managed to successfully revive roman paganism in the west with many eastern elites also converting (Christianity was to entrenched in the eastern half by that point to really be supplanted). lets also assume that the western half falls similar to our timeline. Would Christianity...
  4. WI: Ali ibn Abi Talib won the Battle of Siffin?

    I've been a regular lurker on this forum for a while, and decided to pick this account back up again. Being a Muslim IRL, this PoD has always fascinated me, so I decided to post on the forum and see what you fine folk think, with the idea of maybe making a timeline if there's some interest in...
  5. Sevarics

    WI: Eudokia Makrembolitissa weds Romanos Diogenes as her first husband instead of Constantine Doukas ?

    As the tin says, what if Eudokia, niece of the Patriarch of Constantinople, weds Romanos Diogenes as her first husband instead of Constantine Doukas ? Romanos was a successful military leader from a well connected family and so good looking that she fell in love with him later in her life anyway...
  6. Oba Cahokia

    The Rumelians: (Byzantine) Greco-Bulgarian Culture and Nation

    Is it possible, what have to happen for Bulgarian and Byzantine Greek culture to perfectly fuse together and possibly for entirely new ethnic group? Map was created by u/KingofFairview on Reddit I just cropped it for a 'realistic' border of Rumelia. Link to the original map will be below the image.
  7. Sevarics

    WI: Constantine and his daughters predecease Basil II ?

    As the tin says, what if Constantine and his daughters, at least the younger two since the elder was a nun, predecease Basil by 5-7 years. Do you think Basil would take it upon himself to marry and have a child or would he simply designate an heir? If so, who ? Possible impacts of no...
  8. Al-Za’im

    Christianity in a Byzantine Levant

    Assuming that by some set of circumstances, Heraclius is able to repel the Arabo-Islamic incursions into the Levant; effectively cementing the Levant as part of Rhomania for centuries to follow. Without the permeation of Islam, Christianity likely reminds the dominant faith within the region...
  9. If Justinian restored the Roman Empire (reconquered the Mediterranean mostly) would there still be mass hellenisation in the Byzantine Empire?

    If Justinian restored the Roman Empire by Reconquering the entire Mediterranean coast would there still be large scale hellenisation (assimilation into greek culture) in the Byzantine Empire like irl?
  10. Flavius Phocas

    WI: The Donation of Pepin restored the Exarchate of Ravenna.

    IOTL, after the Exarchate of Ravenna fell to the Lombards, the Pope turned away from Constantinople as his traditional protector, and looked to the Franks for aid. Following Frankish intervention, the territories of the Exarchate of Ravenna were restored, but not given to the Exarch as the first...
  11. Porphyrogennetos: The Empire of the Romans
    Threadmarks: Basil II: 976 - 1025

    Porphrogennetos The Romans and the New World (left, Basileia Rhomaion in 976 AD) (left, Phrygia, where Tzimiskes were travelling through) On the eighth of January, 976. Emperor John I Tzimiskes, scion of a distinguished family and himself a distinguished emperor, woke up in the cold...
  12. Which Byzantine Alternate History AH should I do?

    Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
  13. No Byzantine population transfers in Armenia

    from what ive read it appears that the byzantine government had a policy of transfering armenians out of their home areas and to other parts of the empire and emporor Constantine IX Monomachos even disbanded a large army stationed in the eastern frontier. that left armenia and eastern anatolia...
  14. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: Trebizond recaptures Constantinople from the Latin Empire instead of Nicaea

    The first thread I made on this forum, hoping all goes well with it. If something's off, please let me know. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would it have been possible, following the...
  15. The Flame that Burns Brightest: Romans, Mongols, and Black Powder

    Hey all, This thread will be where I post the first part for my TL which will span into three parts: Romans, Mongols, and Black Powder. The timeline will feature a Byzantine Empire that develops gunpowder creating a continental sized gunpowder empire in the middle ages, and eventually coming to...
  16. Romans lift the siege of Damascus (634)

    As some one who thinks their speciality is the 7th century Iam kinda of sick of yarmourk and Sebastopolis I get it they are the one that make more change but there is more to it so I propose this What if while Heraclius sent his men to the eagle pass and Khalid left whether to sending the...
  17. Henderson

    The Justiniad --- A Heraclian Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Justinian II

    The Justiniad --- A Heraclian Timeline Prologue Justinian II stood outside of his tent, looking at the shoreline. The sun was setting, and the battle won, the fields of Sebastopolis stained red with the blood of Romans and Arabs alike. The sound of the waves relaxed him, the smell of the...
  18. WI: Nicopolis Crusade Succeeds

    The Nicopolis Crusade was a failed effort in 1396 to stop the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. Lack of competent leadership, numbers, and supplies was what doomed the expedition and allowed Bayezid of the Ottoman Empire to mop them up. Assuming the crusade was able to get more numbers (England...
  19. Hellenic languages and nations diverge like Romance ones

    What can we do to have Hellenic languages, nations, and peoples diverge after the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire in much the same way as their Western counterparts? Despite the Eastern Empire lasting far longer than the West, Greek culture died out in Anatolia whilst Latin culture survived in...
  20. WI: Justinian flees during the Nika Riots

    What if Justinian Fled Constantinople during the Nika riots ? Who would succeed him? Can he retake the throne at any point?
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