Beginnings (324–1071)

  • Philip Longworth


The formation of Eastern Europe, the region we recognize today on account of its distinctive mix of characteristics, began after the year 330 when Constantine the Great, unifier of the Roman Empire and the first Emperor to embrace Christianity, inaugurated ‘New Rome’ (also called Byzantium and Constantinople) as the new imperial capital.


Ninth Century Eleventh Century Religious Struggle Jewish Merchant Byzantine Empire 
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  • Philip Longworth
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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