A very good article util the end:"The fall of Constantinople
also had profound consequences for Europe. Many Greeks and other Balkan peoples,
fearing death or forced conversion to Islam, fled westward across the Adriatic
Sea to Italy. Many of these refugees took with them vast riches of ancient art
and knowledge, helping to ignite the Renaissance."Constantinople
fell in 1453. The Renaissance began with the Italian city state traders (Venice,
Florence) visiting and doing business with Constantinople in the 12th century.
During this time one of the great East-West Christian theological confrontations
concerning scholasticism took place in the 14th century between St. Gregory
Palamas, the Greek Orthodox archbishop of Thessaloniki and Barlaam, a Roman
Catholic monk/theologian of Calabria.
Thanks for these historical articles which appear from time to time. Please
keep printing them.
Thank you for your fine essay.