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The fall of Constantinople in 1453 effectively ended what was left of the Roman Empire and set a major roadblock to trade between Europe and the Far East. Additionally, for centuries the city had held back Muslim invader... More »

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Europeans were in control of Constantinople from 330 A.D. until 1453 A.D. It served as the eastern capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and after the Roman Empire fell, it became the capital of the Byzantine Empire. More »

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The fall of the Byzantine Empire began as early as 634 A.D. when Muslim armies attacked and entered Syria. At the end of the 11th century, during the Crusades, there was growing animosity between Byzantium and the West. ... More »

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Some of the main events on the timeline of the Ottoman Empire include its formation in 1259, the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the spread of the Ottomans into Europe in the 16th Century. The collapse of the Ottoman ... More »

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Europeans were in control of Constantinople from 330 A.D. until 1453 A.D. It served as the eastern capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and after the Roman Empire fell, it became the capital of the Byzantine Empire. More »

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The Middle Ages started in 476 A.D. after the fall of the Roman Empire; however, historians have differing opinions concerning when this time period ended with most placing the date between the 14th and 15th centuries. W... More »

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According to most historians, the Middle Ages began with the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D. and ended with the beginning of the Renaissance in the 13th, 14th or 15th century A.D. More »

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