The Western and Eastern Roman Empires The Western and Eastern Roman Empires were distinguished from each other not only by geography, but by the fact that the Eastern Empire survived for much longer. The Eastern Empire was able to last longer for the simple fact that it was attacked less vigorously internally than the Western Empire, which faced internal enemies on a continuous basis. However, the Eastern Empire would eventually fall to the Ottoman Empire in 1453 at Constantinople to the forces of Mehmet II. The division between the West and the East of the greater Roman Empire had always been a feature. “The Eastern conquests of Alexander had been incorporated with the Western dominion of the republic, and over and over again the marked...The end:
.....he reign of power of the Eastern Empire, the lands to the East were often those in which Islam had perpetuated. Thus, the Eastern Empire was always locked into an ideological battle with Muslims that they considered to be heathens. This perspective precluded any chance of inclusion of the people in the lands conquered by the Eastern Empire. Without any risk of an internal strife, the Eastern Empire was always clear in its perspective of conquering land and subjugating people. It was the overwhelming power of the Ottoman Empire which finally put an end to the Eastern Roman Empire. Works Cited Beesly, Augustus H. A Sketch of Greek and Roman History. London: Rivingtons, 1872. Print. Chua, Amy Day of Empire. New York: Random House, 2009. Print.