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Byzantine Empire, called also the Eastern or Lower Empire, or yet oftener the Greek Empire, may be said to have taken its rise in 395 A.D., when upon the death of Theodosius the Roman Empire was divided into two parts, and shared between Arcadius and Honorius...

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This Encyclopedia is made up of information from the late 1800s. when the British Empire was at its height, before airplane travel, before automobiles were common and before the western world had been battered by two world wars.