Byzantinism or Byzantism, is a term which refers to the political system of the Byzantine Empire as well as implementations of such or similar system outside of it. The Byzantine system was notable for being extremely bureaucratic, with it effectively being the most centralised state in medieval Europe. Byzantinism lived on despite the Byzantine's empire collapse, being adopted through the empire's spiritual succesors in the Balkans and to lesser extent in Russia, Germany  and France.
Byzantinsim considers itself to be the legitimate continuation of the Roman Empire after the deposition of Romulus Augustus. With a new capitol in Constantinople, they continue to practice the same system of government, laws, and customs that had existed in the Western half of the Roman Empire.
Criticism of the term 'Byzantinism'
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- Caesarism - The earlier version of me, I am the legitimate continuation of the Roman Empire.
- Orthodox Theocracy - The official state religion of my Empire. We work well together.
- Islamic Theocracy - My worst enemy!
- Zoroastrian Theocracy - My original worst enemy!
- Elective Monarchism - How dare you claim the HRE is the legitimate successor to Rome!
- The Byzantine Commonwealth by Dmitri Obolensky
- Third Hellenic Civilisation by the Metaxas Project
- Characteristics of the Seven Civilisations, Part II: Medieval Civilisations by Mieczysław Kuriański
- Byzantism and Slavdom: Political Ideology of Konstantin Leontiev by Julia Zlatkova
- Byzantinism: The Real and the Imaginary Influence of a Medieval Civilization on the Modern Balkans