Day: November 14, 2018

Scylla and Charybdis

Fall of Byzantium: Dilemma #5 – Scylla and Charybdis

The previous post in the Fall of Byzantium series is here. With the signing of peace between Byzantium and Genoa in March 1349, John Cantacuzenus could finally focus on governing the empire. The increased customs receipts coming into the treasury improved matters somewhat. John also reformed the tax system so that it would both draw more revenue […]

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