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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Final Part

Mopping Up “Over the span of about a century, as the remnants of their empire crumbled around them, the partnership between these Byzantine teachers and their Italian students literally saved ancient Greek literature from destruction at the hands of the … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes- Part 12

The Final Decline and the Fall of Constantinople “To surrender the city to you is beyond my authority or anyone else’s who lives in it, for all of us, after taking the mutual decision, shall die out of free will … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 6

Rise of Islam “In the victorious days of the Roman republic, it had been the aim of the senate to confine their councils and legions to a single war, and completely to suppress a first enemy before they provoked the … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Part 3

Reverses “You behold the ensigns of supreme power. You are about to receive them, not from my hand, but from the hand of God. Honor them, and from them you will derive honor. Respect the empress your mother: you are … Continue reading

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