The Empire o Romanie[1] (Laitin: Imperium Romaniae), mair commonly kent in historiography as the Latin Empire (Greek: Λατινική Αυτοκρατορία) or Laitin Empire o Constantinople, wis a feudal Crusader state foondit bi the leaders o the Fowert Crusade on lands capturt frae the Byzantine Empire.

Empire o Romanie

Imperium Romaniae
1204–1261
Arms of the Latin Empire of Constantinople o Laitin Empire
Arms of the Latin Empire of Constantinople
The Laitin Empire wi its vassals (in yellae) an the Greek successor states o the Byzantine Empire (in reid) efter the Treaty o Nymphaeum in 1214. The borders are very uncertain.
The Laitin Empire wi its vassals (in yellae) an the Greek successor states o the Byzantine Empire (in reid) efter the Treaty o Nymphaeum in 1214. The borders are very uncertain.
CaipitalConstantinople
Common leidsLaitin, Auld French (official)
Greek (popular)
Releegion
Roman Catholic (official)
Greek Orthodox (popular)
GovrenmentMonarchy
Emperor 
• 1204–1205
Baldwin I
• 1206–1216
Henry
• 1216–1217
Peter
• 1217–1219
Yolanda (regent)
• 1219–1228
Robert I
• 1228–1237
John o Brienne (regent)
• 1237–1261
Baldwin II
Historical eraHeich Middle Ages
• Established
1204
• Disestablished
1261
Aurie
1204 est.339,000 km2 (131,000 sq mi)
1260 est.22,000 km2 (8,500 sq mi)
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire unner the Palaiologos dynasty

ReferencesEedit

  1. On the lang history o "Romanie" as a territorial name for the Roman an (later) Byzantine empires, see R.L. Wolff, "Romania: The Latin Empire of Constantinople". In: Speculum, 23 (1948), pp. 1-34.