Byzantine-empire meaning

An empire of the eastern Mediterranean region, dating from ad 395 when the Roman Empire was partitioned into eastern and western portions. Its extent varied greatly over the centuries, but its core remained the Balkan Peninsula and Asia Minor. The empire collapsed when its capital, Constantinople, fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.
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Empire (a.d. 395-1453) in SE Europe & SW Asia, formed by the division of the Roman Empire: cap. Constantinople.
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(historical) Predominantly the Greek-speaking continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages with a capital city of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), originally known as Byzantium, which fell in 1453
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