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in response to reader comment: There was Roman empire, it was conquered by Muslims"...? I find it amusing

Submitted by nojeed (Pakistan), Apr 23, 2013 at 02:24

Dear Peter Hall,

Please refer to the THIRD ROME in "Fall of Constantinople" in Wikipedia Encyclopedea

to see that Once upon a time Rome was conquered by Muslims.

Third Rome

Sultan Mehmed II's entry intoConstantinople, painting by Fausto Zonaro (1854–1929).

Byzantium is a term used by modern historians to refer to the later Roman Empire. In its time, the empire ruled from Constantinople (or "New Rome" as Constantine had officially named it) was considered simply "the Roman Empire." The fall of Constantinople led competing factions to lay claim to being the inheritors of the Imperial mantle. Russian claims to Byzantine heritage clashed with those of the Ottoman empire's own claim. In Mehmed's view, he was the successor to the Roman Emperor, declaring himself Kayser-i Rum, literally "Caesar of Rome", that is, of the Roman Empire

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