One of the most important episodes in the history of the world (whose fame is up to now), is Roman Empire which lasted from 27 BC to 476 AD and began when Caesar Augustus (who ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD) became the first emperor of Rome the Encyclopedia of World History explains.
After Caesar Augustus some great ones followed emperors which greatly expanded the domains of the Roman Empire over the years. But the great growth of the empire also brought challenges and consequences.
Find out below how the administrative division of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire took place.
During its heyday, which began in 117 AD, it had larger political and social structure never seen in a Western civilization, which continued to grow for more than a century, the encyclopedia recognized
Because of the size of the empire, it becomes complicated to manage which created the so-called “Crisis of the Empire”, which lasted from 235 AD to 284 AD. This period is called so because Rome was in a constant internal war in which various military leaders participated who wanted to take control and power. of the Empire.
But in 285 AD the former emperor Diocletian (who ruled between 285 AD and 305 AD) decided to divide the imperial administration therefore Rome no longer became the center of the entire government.
From then on, the Western Roman Empire was established. (based in Rome) and the Eastern Roman Empire also called the Byzantine Empire, with its headquarters in the city of Constantinople (formerly called Byzantium and now Istanbul, in Turkey).
she Western Roman Empire It included all the imperial dominions in the west and ended long before the East: it officially ended on September 4, 476 AD, when the emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed by the Germanic king Odoacer, ending the Encyclopedia of World History.