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Monasteries and convents were in fact almost invaluable to party politicians of the Byzantine Empire.The Walls of Constantinople|Bernard Granville Baker
Besides, in the decadence of our Byzantine empire, the criminal laws fail worse and worse of execution.The Prince of India, Volume I|Lew. Wallace
This failure did not prevent him from again attacking the Byzantine Empire, and this time he was successful.
In the Byzantine Empire, the oldest son was the heir, and the priests tried to introduce this as a law.
From these three types of building are derived the various schemes on which the churches of the Byzantine Empire were planned.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for Byzantine Empire
Cultural definitions for Byzantine Empire
An empire, centered at Constantinople, that began as the eastern portion of the Roman Empire; it included parts of Europe and western Asia. As the western Roman Empire declined, the Byzantine Empire grew in importance, and it remained an important power in Europe until the eleventh century. The Byzantine Empire was conquered by Turkish forces in the fifteenth century.
The Byzantine emperor was an absolute ruler (see absolute monarchy), and the laws and customs associated with his empire were strict and complex. His rule was supported by the Christian Church in the region, which later became the independent Eastern Orthodox Church.