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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

"In 1091 the Byzantine Empire appeared to be falling apart after a series of weak emperors and military defeats in nearly every corner of its lands. 20 years earlier the Empire, under emperor Romanos IV Diogenes, the Empire had suffered a crippling defeat at the hands of the Suljuks at Manzikert.

Not only had their army been shattered, but Romanos IV himself was captured and overthrown in a coup upon his return. This led to the rise of the disastrous Doukas dynasty, which would see no less than six emperors and co-emperors over the course of a mere 22 years…."
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