What were the Greeks doing in the Middle Ages. Did they like, have castles and knights and shit? Because you never hear about those.
greeks, then romans, then some weird ottoman or whatever, then the renaisance, then science and industrial revolution and then white ppl 4thewin, or something like that
maxwell's equations yes.
>being ruled by Greeks.
Why has this meme sprung up? Just because Greek culture dominated didn't mean everyone was Greek. It wasn't until literally every non-Greek speaking region got conquered by squatting Slavs and musky Mohammedians that it began to go full Hellene i.e. 7th century.
A toast to you good sir
Most of Greece was part of the Byzantine Empire until its collapse at the hands of the Turks. They had knights, castles, and all of that jazz, though the Byzantine system was less feudal than that of Western Europe. Parts of Greece were actually held by the French, and later the Spanish, due to marriages and invasions. Famously a bunch of drunken Catalans rekt a huge French army with javelins and then called the king of Spain and asked him to send someone to rule them.
This period doesn't get as much attention as it should because it's so strange to many peoples' ideas of history that the Roman Empire was still around during the 100 Years War.
I meant all your "explanation" of the latin empire and other post 4th crusade states, and their conflicts with the crown of Aragon. It was just fucking awful.
The pronoia system was what lead to the decline of Byzantium. The Komnenos dynasty laid the seeds when they emphasized aristocracy over bureaucracy.
I really do like the Byzantine cataphracts of that era. They were the perfect combination of lancer and mounted archer.
Why did we stop calling them like that? In most history documents I read I always see it that way, whether it's Napoleon or Hitler, when did they stop calling Muslims Mohammedians?