Constantinople was the largest city in the world in its time. It was named after Constantine. It was the center and culture.
After Justinian's death in 565, the empire suffered under debts, players, and invasions. The plague attacked during Justinian's time. The plague perhaps 10,000 people died everyday
In the early 1000s Byzantium experienced a new but short-lived golden age. Christian Europrns army launched booms to the empire.
Byzantium's enemies were Persians, renewed for attacking the empire borders. In the 634, the Byzantine empire confronted a new rival. A army conquered Egypt a disaster for Constantinople's grain supply.
By the early 1000s, the empire had entered a new golden age. The leadership of Basil ll, regained more control over trade, and restored many of Constantinople's buildings and institutions.
The empire's prosperity was short-lived. In 1096, an army of Christian Europeans launched a series of wars called the Crusades to fight and spread all over the Isiam. In 1204, they sacked Constantinople and occupied the city until 1261.