The Byzantine Empire was a country in Southern Europe having its origins in Eastern Roman Empire. During the ages, the Empire declined because of Islam advance and was dissolved in 1453 by fall of its capital, Constantinople.

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When did the Greeks stop calling themselves “Roman”?

I've been reading a lot about the Byzantine Empire recently, and one of the things I see pointed out over and over again is that "Byzantine" is a term coined by historians, not by the people ...