Great job, I just saw polling had ended.
Second Rome is Best Rome!
Second Rome is Best Rome!
The stigma can also be written CT'. I've always found it weird how some letters fell out of use but lived on as numerals.Amazing work man!
Though I do have one small suggestion. The Byzantines would not have used the VI in Latin numerals but rather in Greek numerals. IIRC, usage of Latin numerals were limited to marking dates on coinage.
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Yeah. The story is basically told from the perspective of a Roman chronicler who would have animosity towards the Latins for destroying the Empire. Even though I'm a Byzantophile, I still personally find the Latin Empire fascinating in terms of how it operated, and how it lasted for so long.It's great how you've spent a chapter dissing the Latins.
Honestly this was the main thing that doomed the Latin Empire. The lack of a centralized administrative structure was what doomed the Carolingian Empire which fell apart as the nobles all fought each other. They also ruined the economy by dismantling the bureaucracy which likely alienated a large group of potential supporters. Then again, they had valid reasons as well because many Roman Emperors were also brought down by palace intrigues. Plus the other Crusader Knights basically used for example the precedent set by previous Crusades to setup their own states/fiefdoms.Installing feudalism is one of the great what where they thinking moments as it's an invitation to your lords to rebel but to be fair if they didn't install it they probably also rebel .
Roman mob: Nika Basileus!Bleh. Just reading about these damn fools makes me sick. I pray for a speedy recovery of these lands in this TL, so that they do not have to suffer the indignity of “Latin” rule for too long.
Not really. I don’t know much about Bulgarian history but I do know the ansens were enemies of Rome. I wonder how they’ll fair under a renewed komnenid dynasty.
Nah they really aren't working that well for me. I found myself very far behind on fics/timelines I have been following as I didn't get notifications that they were updated. Try checking the watched threads section. That works better than notifications.
me neither not for me or for the person i follow why tho?Nah they really aren't working that well for me. I found myself very far behind on fics/timelines I have been following as I didn't get notifications that they were updated. Try checking the watched threads section. That works better than notifications.
Nice update, it provides great context for the events to come. Also, I love that inclusion of the map by Ian Mladjov. His maps are amazing resources for the ancient and medieval periods.I hope you guys enjoyed reading this update, and please feel free to comment below. Any form of feedback is welcome.
Seems very interesting. Can't wait for the Diocletian figure to step in and restore the empire.Crisis of the 13th Century
I'm glad you're enjoying it!Nice update, it provides great context for the events to come.
I found those maps very detailed. Though I wasn't aware who created them. Thanks for letting me know. I'll be sure to check out his work. Do you know if he has maps and other resources pertaining to the 19th century, as I was also doing more research for my Napoleon II Timeline.Also, I love that inclusion of the map by Ian Mladjov. His maps are amazing resources for the ancient and medieval periods.
I was very much intending for Alexios VI to try and fill that role as a Byzantine Diocletian/Aurelian restoring the Komnenoi to the throne and ending the anarchy. In the beginning I had him compared to his grandfather Andronikos, as Alexios will have some parallels in his policy as he's forced to be shrewd and ruthless to restore his realm and rebuild it from the ground up. I think in the next chapter I might cover Bulgaria and maybe the Alexios' consolidation of the Empire in Trebizond. Though I'm not sure which one to do first.Seems very interesting. Can't wait for the Diocletian figure to step in and restore the empire.