Turkey 750 CE
Much of Asia Minor has been devastated by continuous warfare.
What is happening in Turkey in 750CE
The wars between the Byzantines and the Persians in the 7th century, followed almost immediately by a century of Muslim raids and invasions, turned much of Anatolia into a devastated war zone. The population declined drastically, and, although the region remains within the Byzantine empire – and indeed, is the key recruiting ground for the Byzantine army – it ceased to be the location for numerous and wealthy cities.
A new provincial system has been introduced into the region from the 630’s onwards, built around units of local government called “themes” . These are units of military administration, which organizes the local population as a type of militarized peasantry. This very effective defensive arrangement has kept the Muslim forces at bay.
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