53 Days. 1,272 Hours. 76,320 Mintues.
The last of the major empires that formed around these Post-classical trade routes is the Byzantine Empire. Byzantine is a relatively new word, as they would have just referred to themselves as ‘Roman’.
3.1: Expansion & Intensification of Communication & Exchange Networks
The Byzantine Empire may be the last of the major trade empires we will discuss in this era, but it is still a major empire. It was never conquered by the Caliphates or the Mongols. So, if you need more Byzantines, HERE they are…