Research Paper

The Fall of the Eastern Roman Empire

3 pages | 800 words

The Eastern Roman Empire was the last remaining fragment of the great Roman Empire. It was founded in 324 after the death of Emperor Constantine I and lasted until 1453 when it fell to the Ottoman Turks. The Eastern Roman Empire was very different from its Western counterpart. The Western Roman Empire had fallen to the Germanic barbarian invasions in 476, but the Eastern Roman Empire managed to survive these invasions thanks to its strong military defences and its ability to pay off the invaders with gold.